May 29, 2017 In The News
ELMWOOD – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry told hundreds on Monday that uniting behind those who have served, may help sow the partisan divides throughout the country. Fortenberry spoke at a morning Memorial Day service at Elmwood cemetery, delivering a speech that gave several...
May 18, 2017 In The News
After putting in 60 or more hours of work, eight Bellevue students were honored May 9 at the annual Congressional Award ceremony at the Bellevue Public Schools Welcome Center. The award recognizes people age 14 to 24 through six levels of awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold...
May 16, 2017 In The News
Angry protestors decided to pay a visit to the home of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Thursday, leaving a vulgar sign that he would later tweet and condemn. Fortenberry’s 11-year-old daughter first discovered the sign, prompting the family to report the incident to local...
May 16, 2017 In The News
A section of biking and hiking trail from Beatrice to Barneston is now owned by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. A deed ceremony last week capped a Remembrance Walk tribal members took across the state. Tribal chairman Larry Wright Junior says it was inspiring to be with fellow...
May 16, 2017 In The News
BARNESTON, Nebraska — For so long, this sliver of land has pierced the hearts of the Ponca people. It is their trail of tears, a path trudged 140 years ago by more than 700 people at the end of bayonets belonging to a government the Poncas had never resisted. Soldiers forced...
May 5, 2017 In The News
As ambassadors who have represented the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we know how it contributes to U.S. national security. We therefore applaud Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Bill Foster and Pete Visclosky for cosponsoring H.Res. 260: “...
May 4, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation made a special point to welcome and thank the Vietnam War veterans participating in Monday’s Honor Flight to the nation’s capital. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer joined the more than 650 Vietnam veterans on their flight...
May 4, 2017 In The News
The writer, of Lincoln, represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Our nation recently watched in horror as flight staff at a publicly traded airline, having failed to motivate volunteers with sufficient compensation, enlisted Chicago...
Apr 19, 2017 In The News
A nonprofit backed by influential Omaha business leaders has committed $30 million to a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to build an ambulatory care clinic on the grounds of the Omaha VA hospital. Heritage Services — which developed local landmarks such as...
Apr 7, 2017 In The News
Rep. Fortenberry Introduced HR1221 to Foster Peace between the Israeli – Palestinian People