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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Fortenberry.
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 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 Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jeff Fortenberry sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittees
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
Fortenberry was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4819 (115th): DELTA Act
- H.R. 893 (114th): Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 5283 (111th): Help HAITI Act of 2010
- H.R. 761 (110th): To authorize the Secretary of Interior to convey to The Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center Foundation, Inc. certain Federal land associated ...
Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Fortenberry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Fortenberry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8662: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to support research on, ...
- H.R. 7722: Matt’s Act
- H.R. 7071: Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act
- H.R. 5868: RELIEF Act
- H.R. 5479: To protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
- H.R. 5480: ALS Placebo No More Act
- H.R. 5382: To create a mechanism whereby insulin manufacturers may sell directly to consumers at ...
From Jan 2005 to Oct 2020, Fortenberry missed 305 of 11,009 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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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