Experience: House: District 1, 2005-Present
Home State: Nebraska
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $638,596Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Jeff Fortenberry
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Celeste; 5 Children
    Birth Date: 12/27/1960
    Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
    Home City: Lincoln, NE
    Religion: Catholic


    MA, Theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville, 1996
    MA, Public Policy, Georgetown University, 1986
    BA, Economics, Louisiana State University, 1982

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2004-present
    At-Large Member, City Council, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1997-2001

Current Legislative Committees

    Appropriations, Member
    Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Member
    Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Coalition on Autism Research and Education, present
    Member, Congressional African Staff Association, present
    Member, Congressional Biofuels Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition, present
    Member, Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus, present
    Vice Chair, Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Humanities Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Life Insurance Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Military Family Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Scouting Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus, present
    Member, General Aviation Caucus, present
    Member, Green Schools Caucus, present
    Member, House Army Caucus, present
    Co-Chair, House Beef Caucus, present
    Member, House International Conservation Caucus, present
    Member, House Library of Congress Caucus, present
    Member, House Native American Caucus, present
    Member, House Oceans Caucus, present
    Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present
    Member, House Rural Health Care Coalition, present
    Member, House Small Brewers Caucus, present
    Member, House Soils Caucus, present
    Member, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus, present
    Co-Chair, Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, present
    Member, Rural Veterans Caucus, present
    Former Member, Civil War Battlefield Caucus
    Former Member, Congressional Caucus of Uganda
    Co-Founder, Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus
    Former Member, Congressional West Africa Caucus
    Former Member, House 4-H Caucus
    Former Member, House Democracy Partnership Commission
    Former Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Former Member, Public Policy and Economic Analysis Team, United States Senate
    Member, Hometown Security Committee, City of Lincoln, 2003
    Policy Analyst, Subcommittee for Intergovernmental Relations, United States Senate, 1986

Professional Experience

    Sales Representative, TruckPaper.com, Sandhills Publishing, 1998-present
    Former Legislative Aide
    Former Publishing Industry Executive
    Director, Public Relations and Foundation Activities, Sandhills Publishing, 1995-1998
    Assistant Director, Downtown Development District, Baton Rouge, 1989-1992
    Research Associate, Gulf South Research Institute, 1987-1989
    Economist, Gulf South Research Institute, 1987-1989

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, present
    Former Member, Advisory Board, Catholic Social Services
    Former Member, Civilian Leadership Council, Nebraska National Guard
    Former Participant, French Study Program
    Former Representative, International 4-H Youth Exchange, Egypt
    Former Member, Lincoln Independent Business Association
    Former Member, Lincoln Rotary Club
    Former Participant, Study Program, France
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

No Opinion
11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Oppose
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

No Opinion
Total: 121
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
01/22/2015 H.R.112 To amend title 31, United States Code, to restore the 10 year statute of limitations applicable to collection of debt by administrative offset, and for other purposes. 01/22/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.  (All Actions)
01/16/2015 H.R.371 Care for All Act of 2015 01/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
12/10/2014 H.R.5086 To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes. 12/10/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  (All Actions)
11/25/2014 H.R.5740 Veterans Dependents' Parity Act 11/25/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
07/24/2014 H.Con.Res.110 Calling for urgent international intervention on behalf of Iraqi civilians facing a dire humanitarian crisis and severe persecution in the Nineveh Plain region of Iraq. 07/24/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
04/04/2014 H.R.4393 To prohibit any Federal agency or official, in carrying out any Act or program to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change, from imposing a fee or tax on gaseous emissions emitted directly by livestock. 04/04/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.  (All Actions)
04/01/2014 H.R.4264 To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a lease involving the South Central Agricultural Laboratory in Clay County, Nebraska, to facilitate the improvement of the laboratory to support cooperative State and Federal agricultural research. 04/01/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.  (All Actions)
11/22/2013 H.R.3598 To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone, and for other purposes. 11/22/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
11/21/2013 H.R.3599 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to payments to long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes. 11/21/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
08/12/2013 H.R.3022 National Discovery Trails Act of 2013 08/12/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.  (All Actions)
08/01/2013 H.R.2935 Conservation Reform Act of 2013 08/01/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
07/09/2013 H.R.2314 Cooperative Threat Reduction Modernization Act 07/09/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.  (All Actions)
05/22/2013 H.R.1932 Farm Program Integrity Act of 2013 05/22/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.  (All Actions)
02/27/2013 H.R.858 Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2013 02/27/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
10/01/2012 H.R.6416 Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2012 10/01/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.  (All Actions)
06/27/2012 H.R.6038 Global Conservation Act of 2012 06/27/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
06/08/2012 H.R.5935 To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from enforcing regulations pertaining to certain battery chargers. 06/08/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.  (All Actions)
03/29/2012 H.R.3708 To prohibit the Secretary of Labor from issuing a final rule that prevents the agricultural employment of minors to detassel. 03/29/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.  (All Actions)
11/04/2011 H.R.3347 To exempt any road, highway, or bridge damaged by a natural disaster, including a flood, from duplicative environmental document reviews if the road, highway, or bridge is reconstructed in the same location. 11/04/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
10/25/2011 H.R.3167 VET Act of 2011 10/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  (All Actions)
Total: 1225
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.R.2519 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
05/18/2017 H.Res.319 Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promoting religious freedom globally, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 H.Res.311 Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
05/18/2017 H.Res.274 Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
05/18/2017 H.Res.260 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear security role.
05/18/2017 H.Res.252 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria and supporting the establishment of safe zones in Syria.
05/18/2017 H.Res.172 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the Russian Federation, its officials, security services, and any person or entity within the Russian Federation or associated with the Russian Government, should not interfere, seek to influence, or engage in coercion designed to create an outcome in foreign elections.
05/17/2017 H.R.2506 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit veterans service organizations to upgrade the community facilities of such organizations.
05/04/2017 H.R.2192 To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff. Passed Yea
05/03/2017 H.R.2310 Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2017
05/01/2017 H.R.1970 Kerrie Orozco Act
04/13/2017 H.J.Res.43 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients. Passed Aye
04/07/2017 H.R.1895 Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2017
04/05/2017 H.R.299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
03/31/2017 H.R.1825 Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017
03/30/2017 H.R.1828 Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2017
03/29/2017 H.R.390 Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017
03/29/2017 H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 Passed Aye
03/28/2017 H.R.24 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017
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