President Signs Fortenberry Bill to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Boys Town

Jul 7, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today announced that his legislation directing the U.S. Treasury to issue a commemorative coin (H.R. 893) in celebration of the centennial of Boys Town was signed into law by President Obama.

Fortenberry today issued the following statement: “I was proud to lead this bipartisan legislation which so appropriately recognizes the contribution of Boys Town to the wellbeing of our country. Boys Town offers a remarkable model of academic and spiritual engagement. Students learn more than math and grammar; their teachers and care givers provide them with solid formation. On December 12, 2017, Boys Town will celebrate 100 years of saving children and helping to heal families.”

The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act authorizes the U.S. Mint to produce a series of commemorative coins with a design emblematic of Boys Town’s 100-year history. At no cost to the U.S. taxpayer, these coins will be available for purchase by the general public. 

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE).

Fortenberry is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.