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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Representative for Nebraska’s 1st District

pronounced jef // FOHR-un-be-ree

Fortenberry is the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. Fortenberry is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Fortenberry.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fortenberry is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fortenberry has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 24, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Jeff Fortenberry sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Fortenberry was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fortenberry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Health (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Taxation (13%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Fortenberry’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fortenberry voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Fortenberry voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Fortenberry voted Aye

Fortenberry voted Nay

Fortenberry voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Fortenberry voted Yea

Fortenberry voted Yea

Fortenberry voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Jun 2019, Fortenberry missed 284 of 10,504 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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