Mar 29, 2018 In The News
Communities across the nation — just like Norfolk — shouldn’t look to Washington, D.C., to be the solution to all their pressing problems, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Tuesday during a visit to Norfolk.
Mar 29, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — War, conflict and persecution drive people from their home countries across the globe. The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, was in Washington recently highlighting the importance of the United States’ efforts to help those who...
Mar 29, 2018 In The News
The George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to expand a pilot fellowship program that encourages bipartisan consensus on nuclear issues on Capitol Hill.
Mar 26, 2018 In The News
Sportsmen and conservationists flew into Washington to hunt for more cosponsors on bipartisan wildlife funding legislation. Assembled at a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, conservation stakeholders in the Alliance for America's Fish and Wildlife and others geared...
Mar 23, 2018 Fort Report
This week in Washington a rare spring snowstorm hit the city. There was a question about whether the Wednesday morning DC Nebraska Breakfast would be cancelled in light of the pending government shutdown. I told the breakfast coordinator, “It doesn’t matter if DC shuts down,...
Mar 23, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — Nebraska’s three Republican House members helped Thursday to pass a massive spending bill despite complaints about the process that produced it and concerns about the federal budget. The bill runs more than 2,000 pages and was released less than 24 hours before the...
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...