Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Representative from Nebraska’s 1st District, Republican

Fortenberry, a Republican, has been the representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Fortenberry for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jeff Fortenberry sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fortenberry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Health (15%) Taxation (15%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fortenberry’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1806: America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Fortenberry missed 250 of 8,858 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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Primary Sources

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