Jul 2, 2018 In The News
The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed 213-211. Democrats opposed the bill, saying it would take government food assistance away from too many people.
Jul 2, 2018 In The News
A sweeping farm bill that passed the House is very good news for Nebraska and America, according to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. “It basically provides the backbone and structure for our food security system,” Fortenberry tells Coby Mach, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska...
Jul 2, 2018 In The News
The farm bill could be used next year to offer some relief for farmers from high healthcare insurance premiums they face.
Jul 2, 2018 In The News
LINCOLN, Neb. — President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports Friday, which will take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods and spelled out details to...
Jul 2, 2018 In The News
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says it’s a miracle the North Korean summit in Singapore ever happened. “It’s historic. It’s bold. It’s unimaginable really; considering where we were a few month ago,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. The Congressman points...
Jun 29, 2018 Fort Report
When the father of one of my longest-serving aides passed away, the pastor offered some moving words about his life: “Orville was a farmer, and a good one at that.  But farming wasn’t his passion.  He was one of those special people who had a passion for bookkeeping.  He was...
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition: “I am pleased to announce Anna Currier as this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the First District,” said Fortenberry. “I am...
Jun 25, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today announced that he has been selected to serve as the new Chairman of the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
Jun 22, 2018 Fort Report
Dramatic and painful images at the border this week have again focused the mind of the nation on the brokenness of our immigration system. The House of Representatives is considering options to not just resolve the current difficulties, but to forward significant and substantive...
Jun 22, 2018 In The News
President Donald Trump’s executive order keeping immigrant families together when they are detained for crossing into the U.S. was a surprise move that contributed to Capitol Hill confusion on Wednesday as lawmakers scrambled for a way forward on various immigration-related...