Read our 2016 Report Card for Fortenberry.
Our unique analysis of the bills Fortenberry has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fortenberry is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Jeff Fortenberry sits on the following committees:
Fortenberry was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 893 (114th): Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 5283 (111th): Help HAITI Act of 2010
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Fortenberry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (21%) International Affairs (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Taxation (14%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Some of Fortenberry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 552: Affordable Limited Health Coverage Act
- H.R. 551: Care for All Act of 2017
- H.R. 6503 (114th): Care for Life Act
- H.R. 6442 (114th): To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of ...
- H.Con.Res. 152 (114th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States and the international ...
- H.R. 4506 (114th): Know Before You Go Act of 2016
- H.Con.Res. 75 (114th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against ...
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H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
From Jan 2005 to Feb 2017, Fortenberry missed 250 of 8,979 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 85 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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