Jeff Fortenberry

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Jeff Fortenberry currently serves the First Congressional district of Nebraska

Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry, a Republican, has represented the First Congressional District of Nebraska in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Family and Consumer Choice Act

Fortenberry cosponsored the Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007 (H.R.2638) with Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) on June 15, 2007. The bill would give consumers the ability to choose and pay only for channels they want as well as further limit "indecent" programming from being broadcast at certain times of the day.

Main article: Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007


Fortenberry was born December 27, 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. He also received a Masters degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. [1]

Prior to being elected to the United States Congress, Fortenberry was a member of the Lincoln City Council from 1997-2001. [2] He also worked as "a sales representative with Sandhills Publishing, publishers of Truck Paper, the nation's most circulated publication for buying and selling heavy trucks and trailers." [3]

Congressional career

Fortenberry was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 2004, succeeding the more moderate Doug Bereuter, who has resigned earlier that year.

Fortenberry supported President George W. Bush's tax cuts and has said he wants to reduce the deficit. He has also expressed interest in creating a "business investment account" that would give tax breaks for the formation or expansion of small businesses.[4]

"He is a pro-life Catholic who supports a constitutional amendment protecting marriage and opposes research which uses aborted fetal tissue."[5]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Maxine B. Moul to face Fortenberry in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [6] Fortenberry retained his seat.

2008 election

In 2008, the Democrats nominated Max Yashirin to face Fortenberry in his bid for reelection. [1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jeff Fortenberry
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Dairy Nutrition and Forestry
  • House Committee on International Relations
    • Subcommittee on Africa Global Human Rights and International Operations
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
  • House Committee on Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises Agriculture and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Tax Finance and Exports


DC Office:
1517 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4806
Fax: 202-225-5686
Web Email

District Office- Fremont:
629 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

District Office- Lincoln:
301 South 13th Street
Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-438-1598
Fax: 402-438-1604

Articles and Resources

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jeff Fortenberry. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Specialty Crops Rural Developmentm and Foreign Agriculture, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Lincoln City Council
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1. 629 North Broad Street, Fremont, NE 68025
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2. 301 South 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-438-1598 / Fax: 402-438-1604

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Date of Birth: December 27, 1960

  1. Greg Giroux, "West Virginia, Nebraska Voters Pick Favorites in Congressional Primaries", CQ Politics, May 14, 2008