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
01/30/2009 H.R.108 Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act 01/30/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.  (All Actions)
01/23/2009 H.R.643 Care for Life Act of 2009 01/23/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/14/2009 H.R.321 SCHIP Plus Act of 2009 01/14/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/14/2009 H.R.109 America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 01/14/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/06/2009 H.R.115 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for tax exempt qualified small issue bonds to finance agricultural processing property. 01/06/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
09/25/2008 H.R.7091 Care for Life Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
09/18/2008 H.R.6963 SCHIP Plus Act of 2008 09/18/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
09/11/2008 H.R.6881 To provide for audits of programs, projects, and activities funded through earmarks. 09/11/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
09/09/2008 H.R.6850 Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Business Benefit Act 09/09/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  (All Actions)
07/30/2008 H.Res.1391 Prohibiting the House of Representatives from adjourning until it has approved a bill to establish a comprehensive national energy plan that addresses energy conservation and the expansion of renewable and conventional energy sources. 07/30/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Rules.  (All Actions)
06/17/2008 H.R.6280 America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2008 06/17/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  (All Actions)
06/11/2008 H.Con.Res.332 Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 06/11/2008 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  (All Actions)
06/03/2008 H.Res.1114 Supporting the goals and ideals of the Arbor Day Foundation and National Arbor Day. 06/03/2008 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.  (All Actions)
05/07/2008 H.Res.1113 Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day. 05/07/2008 On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 178 (Roll no. 275).  (All Actions)
04/29/2008 H.Res.1043 Honoring the life and legacy of Chief Standing Bear, a pioneer in civil rights for Native Americans, on the 100th anniversary of Chief Standing Bear's death. 04/29/2008 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.  (All Actions)
02/05/2008 H.R.4222 To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title XXII of the Public Health Service Act to extend COBRA benefits for certain TAA-eligible individuals and PBGC recipients. 02/05/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
12/18/2007 H.Con.Res.272 Urging the United States Government to initiate a diplomatic surge to foster security and stability in the Middle East by engaging international stakeholders and governments throughout the region to curtail destabilizing influences, help prevent the spread of violence, address humanitarian concerns, and enhance prospects for security, political, and economic progress in Iraq. 12/18/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
11/15/2007 H.R.4223 To establish the Congressional-Executive Commission on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 11/15/2007 Referred to House Rules  (All Actions)
10/18/2007 H.R.3872 Children Come First Act of 2007 10/18/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
07/24/2007 H.R.761 To authorize the Secretary of Interior to convey to The Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center Foundation, Inc. certain Federal land associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Nebraska, to be used as an historical interpretive site along the trail. 07/24/2007 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  (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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