Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
(Washington D.C.) –Today, Congressman Fortenberry issued the following statement on the omnibus bill: “The new budget for 2018 is done. This has been a difficult, messy process, but it is now settled,” said Fortenberry. “It does some important things. It gives our troops a pay...
Mar 20, 2018 In The News
Outrage over the Parkland, Florida, massacre fueled student walkouts and demonstrations across Nebraska and Iowa on Wednesday as youth added their voices to the national debate over how to stop school violence. Although their messages varied, and a majority of students did not...
Mar 20, 2018 In The News
OMAHA - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry made a stop at the University of Nebraska – Omaha on Monday to meet with ten members of a program partnership with the United States Strategic Command and the National Strategic Research Institute to discuss 21st century security needs. This ...
Mar 16, 2018 Fort Report
Recently, my good friend, U.S. Representative and Nebraska Governor Charles "Charley" Thone, passed away.  Although my responsibilities in Washington prevented me from attending a celebration of his life back in Lincoln, I wanted to commemorate his life here, so you could...
Mar 11, 2018 In The News
The Texas horned lizard. Moose in New Hampshire. The pygmy rabbit of Idaho. These and thousands of other wildlife species are slinking, trotting and hopping toward endangerment or extinction. A new bill making its way through Congress could give them a reprieve by using an...
Mar 11, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Fortenberry today provided the following statement on the passing of Nebraska Governor Charlie Thone: "I'm saddened by the loss of my good friend Charlie Thone.  He was truly a great Nebraskan. Solid, honest, and down to earth, and a generous...
Mar 9, 2018 Fort Report
I happened once to be seated next to a national reporter from back east who was staring out of the plane window at the beautiful vastness of Nebraska.  I thought he might be wondering about the peculiar site of large yellow outcroppings.  “Do you see those yellow mounds?”  I...
Mar 9, 2018 Press Release
(Washington D.C.) –Today, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum. “There is legitimate concern that tariff implementation may hurt Nebraska’s strong agricultural exports,” Fortenberry said. “...
Mar 7, 2018 In The News
Often, we do not realize we miss something until it’s already gone. I’m in a minority of people who think about wildlife conservation daily. I think about how thousands of fish and wildlife species are at risk of becoming endangered, and how different our nation would be if they...
Mar 2, 2018 Fort Report
The Winter Olympics in South Korea concluded this past week at a time of great peril on the Korean peninsula.  Despite some outstanding individual performances, Team USA had its lowest medal count in 20 years, with TV viewership the lowest ever.  Nevertheless, Americans remain...