Apr 19, 2018 In The News
LINCOLN, Neb. – Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Following the news, lawmakers from Nebraska reacted to Bush's passing. You can read their statements below.
Apr 16, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the initial responses from the heartland to the attacks in Syria, Rep. Don Bacon spoke in support of the military response.
Apr 16, 2018 In The News
In my dream, I am in Omaha. I see a nuclear bomb coming down. Pictures of children are reflected in its warhead. Now I see it exploding and the destruction it causes. Omaha is still the No. 1 target. A nuclear bomb in a suitcase could incinerate both Omaha and StratCom. It...
Apr 13, 2018 Fort Report
The big news in Washington this week was the decision of the Speaker of the House to retire. There have been rumors of Paul Ryan’s potential departure for a while, but, like so much of the innuendo out of Washington, I didn’t take it too seriously.  As I was concluding my...
Apr 13, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress, sending ripples through Washington.
Apr 13, 2018 In The News
YORK – Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury had granted approval of Opportunity Zones nominated by the State of Nebraska. And one of those zones is in York. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity...
Apr 11, 2018 Press Release
(Washington D.C.) –Today, Congressman Fortenberry issued the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement:
Apr 6, 2018 Fort Report
Nebraska’s official state slogan is “The Good Life.” Though not enshrined in law, it’s remained our slogan since its creation in 1971, and has been emblazoned on state highway signs ever since.  There are at least two ways to read our slogan. First, the good life in terms of...
Mar 30, 2018 Fort Report
In 2014, Nibras Khudaida was a 16-year-old young woman living in the tight-knit 500-person village of Sreshka in Northern Iraq.  The area had long known peaceful coexistence among its diverse ethnic and religious groups that, for millennia, had called the region home.  Life’s...
Mar 29, 2018 In The News
Leaders from corporations, state wildlife agencies and NGOs traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to urge their congressional delegations to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647).