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).



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%) Health (15%) Taxation (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Fortenberry missed 250 of 8,814 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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