Press Release

Fortenberry Secures Delay in USCIS Furlough

Jul 24, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) offered the following statement regarding the recent decision to delay USCIS furloughs.

“Good news: We have secured a delay in the furlough order for USCIS until the end of August. This gives Congress time to fully fix the problem, and I hope temporarily relives the anxiety this problem has caused for the good people at USCIS, many of whom I have spoken to directly about this issue,” Fortenberry said.

“USCIS provides an essential mission for our nation. The loyal employees need to know their jobs are secure as they help preserve the integrity of the United States immigration system,” Fortenberry added.

On July 9th, Congressman Fortenberry introduced a bi-partisan bill that would loan USCIS $1.2B to paid back via a fee surcharge.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.