Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Representing the 1st District of Nebraska

In The News

Feb 17, 2017 In The News

The Swiss Ambassador to Washinton, Martin Dahinden, has presented a brochure. It is intended to draw attention to the achievements of Swiss employers in the USA.

Feb 8, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Laila Ashur is originally from Sinjar in Northern Iraq. She came to America for the first time nearly two weeks ago.

"They stopped her, they said there's been an executive order and you cannot travel," her husband Nawaf Ashur said.

Feb 7, 2017 In The News

Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to protect the conscience rights of pro-life health care entities and employers from the coercive power of federal and state governments compelling them to participate in abortions.

Feb 7, 2017 In The News

While much uncertainty remains, it appears that a judge’s ruling striking down parts of President Donald Trump’s executive order will soon reopen the pipeline for refugee resettlement in Nebraska.

Feb 2, 2017 In The News

( - Although the CIA World Factbook says Christians make up 10 percent of the population of Syria and both houses of Congress have unanimously passed resolutions declaring that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians there, the Syrian refugees admitted to the United States have been approximately 99% Muslim and 0.9% Christian, according to data published by the U

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC, January 31, 2017 –– The George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group today announced the selection of two nuclear policy professionals to serve as inaugural Congressional Nuclear Security Fellows. Fellows will work collaboratively to cultivate and expand bipartisan discourse in Congress on nuclear security issues.

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., said Monday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a complicated issue and he’d prefer not to be put in the box of completely supporting or opposing it.

Jan 31, 2017 In The News

Tuesday was supposed to be a joyful day overflowing with happiness, a day for one Yazidi family to reunite after five long years overcoming indescribable danger and improbable odds.

Haji Hameka was expecting to reunite with his sister, Naam, her husband, and the couple’s three teenage sons as the family joined the more than 1,300 Yazidis living in Lincoln.

Jan 28, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Like many of the abortion opponents marching Friday, Shanna Hoven savored the moment when she reached the top of Capitol Hill and was able to look back at the throngs of people still coming behind her.

“It’s just amazing to see how many people care,” Hoven said. “Every single year, the numbers grow. And every single year, the crowd gets younger and younger.”

Jan 20, 2017 In The News

Gov. Pete Ricketts said Friday he believes President Donald Trump made it clear in his inaugural address that he's going to make "what's good for America" his guiding priority, while "paying attention to all those who have been left behind."

"But he reached out to everybody in America," the governor said during a pause in his two-day sweep through inaugural events in Washington.