May 22, 2018 In The News
Rep. Don Bacon, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed disappointment Friday in the wake of House failure to pass the farm bill constructed by his committee. All three Nebraska House members, including Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, voted to enact the...
May 18, 2018 In The News
Work has begun on an $86 million expansion of the Omaha VA medical center. Construction of the 157,000-square-foot ambulatory care clinic is expected to continue until summer 2020, according to a press release from the Bozell public relations firm. It will include new exam...
May 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today made the following statement on the Farm Bill: “The Farm Bill is important for Nebraska, important for America,” said Fortenberry. “The Farm Bill provides essential policies that mitigate risk for farmers and helps...
May 18, 2018 Fort Report
This morning in the Capitol I ran into one of my friends, a classmate who served as a sheriff before coming to Congress.  As a young 21-year-old deputy, he responded to a domestic violence call.  When he arrived, he found a man holding a butcher knife to his wife’s neck. ...
May 18, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up...
May 17, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement on his Farmer to Farmer Program amendment to the Farm Bill:
May 16, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement on his meeting with Marcel Pika:
May 11, 2018 Fort Report
Given the lightening-fast developments on the Korean Peninsula with three Americans back home after imprisonment, and a summit scheduled between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, I want you to see something extraordinary.  It is striking; it is remarkable – a...
May 9, 2018 In The News
There was one piece of advice Grace Protzman of Norfolk kept getting before she applied to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Graduates of the program — including her brother, Ben — emphasized that she had to know why she wanted to attend. That's because the U.S. service...
May 9, 2018 In The News
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. On Tuesday, Trump signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime. He said in an...