Read our 2018 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 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 Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jeff Fortenberry sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
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:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) International Affairs (20%) Health (20%) Taxation (12%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Some of Fortenberry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3651: To facilitate the use of certain land in Nebraska for public outdoor recreational ...
- H.R. 3560: To provide assistance for the operation of the Lewis and Clark National Historic ...
- H.R. 2490: To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the ...
- H.Res. 259: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the repatriation of ...
- H.Res. 225: Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- H.R. 1651: RE-VAC Act
- H.R. 726: National Discovery Trails Act
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2019, Fortenberry missed 288 of 10,772 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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