Representative Jeff Fortenberry's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Jeff Fortenberry
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 13, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Celeste; 5 Children
Birth Date: 12/27/1960
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
Home City: Lincoln, NE
Religion: Catholic
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 04 May 2011. "I am pro-life, and I believe that women deserve better than abortion; but certainly, we can all agree that the U.S. Government should not take tax dollars from hardworking Americans to fund abortion. I really believe it is time that we look at the reality of abortion, that we be honest and see the choice for what it is. It is interesting to note that the early feminist movement recognized that abortion is a fundamental injustice. Abortion harms women. It takes the lives of children, and it allows a man to escape his responsibility." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Issue Position: Family Life and Culture. 28 June 2011. "The Right to Life: I am pro-life. I believe women deserve better than abortion, especially women who may feel coerced or believe they have no other choice. Life should be protected and respected from conception to natural death." The Right to Life: I am pro-life. I believe women deserve better than abortion, especially women who may feel coerced or believe they have no other choice. Life should be protected and respected from conception to natural death." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Jeff Fortenberry a rating of 31 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Speaks at March for Life. 23 January 2012. "Each year I am encouraged by the strength of conviction of the hundreds of thousands of good Americans who gather on the National Mall because they believe women deserve better than abortion," said Fortenberry. Abortion hurts women, and is so often the result of abandonment-- by a cruel family, or an uncaring boyfriend, or other tragic circumstances that could be resolved within in a community of love. I believe that we can be big enough and loving enough as a nation to embrace all mothers and their unborn children and truly care for life. I am hopeful that because of the extraordinary witness of young people at the March for Life, we will one day see innocent unborn children protected under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Renews Call for a Diplomatic Surge. 13 February 2008 "I would finally note that we are working very intensively to make sure that Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and others, and to a certain extent the Palestinians, have the kind of increasing security capabilities themselves so that they can be stabilizing factors in the region, not destabilizing factors. I think the security situation of the United States has the chance to improve for the long run as a result of these efforts." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of Peace Action West 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. A New Congress and its Challenges. 17 November 2010. "In Afghanistan, American troops continue their work in dangerous and uncertain conditions. Security and order are critical to that nation's long-term stability and capability to suppress the activities of global terrorists. The Administration appears to be rethinking a planned drawdown of U.S. forces in 2011. Congress must be engaged in this important decision to ensure the safety of our soldiers and their timely return while achieving stability in this volatile part of the world." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Afghanistan War Powers Resolution. 10 March 2010. "We would all like to see our troops come home as quickly as possible, leaving Afghanistan a stronger and better place. And we all deeply care about our troops, particularly those who are now wounded, who have fought so valiantly." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Issue Position: National Security and Diplomacy. 28 June 2011. "We owe an enormous debt of thanks to our brave soldiers and their families for the steady security improvements in Iraq, and must now focus more urgently on the situation in Afghanistan. Over the last several years, Afghanistan has faced a deteriorating security situation and complex governance challenges. Corruption and a lack of long-term security capacity hinder long term stability, which is key to a successful outcome. As I have often said, this is not America's problem alone; the international community of responsible nations must also do its share of the difficult lifting." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Engaging in First New Afghan Strategy Hearing. 2 December 2009. "Our goals in Afghanistan -- stabilization and defeating those who seek to do us harm -- must be subject to measurable progress. Our commitment should be neither idle nor open-ended, and the administration must define the goals that will mark our progress and lead to a sustainable outcome." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 80 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Don Walton. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry says it's time to tackle debt. 5 January 2011. "Three weeks ago, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry voted against legislation that extended tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration. [¦] 'I could not, in good conscience, vote for that,' Fortenberry said. 'I don't want to see taxes go up on working Americans. But the legislation would have added hundreds of billions of new spending with no way to pay for it.'" (journalstar.com)
  • Jeff Fortenberry signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Jeff Fortenberry: Crunchy Congressman. 13 May 2012. "The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations, and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others. I don't want to see taxes go up on any hardworking American. We need a simpler, fairer tax code. Removing special-interest loopholes could potentially increase revenues and allow for lower rates." (www.theamericanconservative.com)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 70 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. "The Time To Act Is Now." 15 April 2011. '"The choice is clear: continue along a path of debt and economic uncertainty, or create jobs, reduce debt, and strengthen key health security programs for the next generation while protecting seniors. While many aspects will and should be debated, this is a substantive plan to frame a new pathway for fiscal discipline in America." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Blog: Controlling Spending, Strengthening the Economy. 21 April 2011. "Since that time, the House of Representatives has, with my support, approved a separate, long-term budget plan that reduces government spending by $6.2 trillion over the next 10 years. A clear objective of this proposal is to improve the economy, reduce debt, and strengthen key health security programs for the next generation while protecting seniors and those nearing retirement. While many aspects of this plan will and should be debated, I believe it provides a framework for the important discussion we must have to pursue a new pathway for fiscal discipline in America." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Opposes Debt Ceiling Increase. 31 May 2011. "'Simply raising the debt ceiling to allow more spending is not the right public policy,' said Fortenberry. 'While the government has an obligation to pay its debts, we must address the serious overspending and structural debt problems that have led to the current crisis. Any reasonable approach must be accompanied by budgetary controls to get America's fiscal house in order.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Issue Position: Economic Opportunity and Financial Stability. 28 June 2011. "We should promote economic opportunity and stability by encouraging small business entrepreneurship within strong local economies, providing critical oversight of Wall Street and institutions considered 'too big to fail,' and, most importantly, controlling government spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Jeff Fortenberry a rating of 79 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jeff Fortenberry. Economic Stimulus for Small Business. 17 March 2008. '"An additional tax change in the stimulus legislation involves a bonus depreciation provision that allows 50% of larger capital investments to be deducted when purchased, applying primarily to equipment. Small business owners create most of the jobs in the U.S. economy. The stimulus package recognizes this by including important incentives for small business owners to expand their businesses and give a needed boost to the economy.' (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rod Dreher. The Amercan Conservative: Jeff Fortenberry: Crunchy Congressman. 13 May 2012. "Nebraska's past is agrarian. Our culture is rooted in the land. Hard work, personal responsibility, and neighbor helping neighbor are the natural, operative virtues. This has affected our approach to governance, public finance, and education. Put simply, you don't spend what you don't have. Decisions regarding the education of young people are left to parents, teachers, and those within a community, not with far-off bureaucracies. An example of a tremendous Nebraska cultural institution is Boys and Girls Town. Theirs is a highly effective model of caring for and nurturing young people who have no one else. It works so well because it builds up these kids within a family structure"a loving, caring mother and a nurturing, protective father." (www.theamericanconservative.com)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Comments on the State of the Union Address. 24 January 2012. "The President began and ended his speech with a poignant and appropriate tribute to our military. I thought he strongly addressed reviving American manufacturing and creating a fair trade environment. He then followed with a litany of unsustainable and contradictory policy statements that suggested a concentration of power in Washington--most egregious among them a federal takeover of education. I find this aspect very troublesome." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jeff Fortenberry. Global Instability Shows Need for Energy Self-Reliance. Access 28 June 2011. "Last week I urged President Obama to increase offshore energy permits for Gulf of Mexico energy exploration. The Gulf of Mexico produces nearly one-third of our domestically-produced oil, and the government has just recently issued its first deepwater drilling permit since the BP oil spill in April 2010. Since the spill, the U.S. government has worked aggressively to set a higher bar for safe and responsible exploration, and it is now time to use these energy resources to lessen our exposure to the ongoing tremors in the Middle East and reduce the obstacles to economic recovery." (fortenberry.house.gov)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Statement Regarding President's Remarks. 18 June 2008. "We need to pursue domestic resources, in an environmentally responsible way, while also aggressively moving toward a more sustainable energy future. Our energy strategy should make us less dependent on foreign oil by fully integrating conservation, new technologies, and the full range of renewable sources including wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels into our energy portfolio." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Calls for New Vision of Sustainable Energy Future. 18 July 2008. "Responsible domestic production, including offshore exploration and development in an environmentally responsible manner, can help increase our energy independence while building a bridge to a more sustainable energy future. We must also fully integrate conservation, new technologies, and a variety of renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels into our energy strategy." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Statement on Stimulus Spending. 13 February 2009. "This year's national deficit is projected to be $2 trillion, which is larger than the entire federal government budget in 2000. This aggressive spending will grossly add to an unfair burden for our children and future generations. Just this bill, in effect, would cost each Nebraska family more than $9,000 in future indebtedness." Liz: Addresses spending, but not balancing the budget. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 30 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture - Pending Climate Legislation. 11 June 2009. "Clearly, we need a bold new energy vision for America. I also believe that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is critically important to our environmental health as well as societal well being, and a serious discussion of how America should address this challenge is appropriate (time necessary ?)." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Jeff Fortenberry a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Jeff Fortenberry in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jeff Fortenberry. The Health Care Bill. 29 March 2010. "From my perspective and analysis, the Senate bill, now signed into law by President Obama, does not substantively address the underlying cost-drivers that have led to access and affordability problems. It substantially shifts costs to more unsustainable government spending, erodes health care liberties, and increases health care expenses for many Americans. A significant component of this bill, which will impact one-sixth of the entire American economy, is a vast expansion of the Medicaid program, which continues to be on an unsustainable cost trajectory. With a more pragmatic and bipartisan approach, I believe Congress potentially could have reached 80 percent agreement on such critical issues as prevention, health and wellness, and more affordable insurance options for small businesses, farmers, families, and vulnerable persons." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 40 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Washington-Herald Bureau: Midlands Congressmen Back Repeal. 19 January 2011. "'The current health care law is a complicated mess that shifts costs to more unsustainable government spending and erodes health care liberties. America deserves better. I support a repeal of the measure and the crafting of a new commonsense policy with new insurance models for families, farmers and small businesses.' -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb." (votesmart.org)
  • Walton, Don. Lincoln Journal Star: Fortenberry Wants To Impact Big Issues. 08/11/10. "Fortenberry said he will support an effort to repeal the new health care reform law, but wants it replaced with a series of reforms that reduce costs, protect vulnerable people and offer a new range of affordable, competitive insurance options." (journalstar.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Jeff Fortenberry in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Jeff Fortenberry in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 11 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012. 2 June 2011. "Citizens nationwide are rightfully demanding secure U.S. borders and enforcement of our immigration laws. The desire, Mr. Chairman, in many places across the country to strengthen interior enforcement points to an overwhelming perception throughout the Nation that the Federal Government is not as effectively as possible addressing serious security concerns such as the pernicious criminal activity related to illegal immigration in the border region." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Immigration Update. 22 May 2006. "I believe we should proceed on the basis of four key principles. First, we need to secure the borders with increased manpower, barrier resources, and surveillance technology. Second, we need to decrease the demand for labor by enacting harsher penalties on employers who exploit the poor and vulnerable. Third, we must streamline legal immigration policies for those who are seeking our help honestly. Lastly, we should pursue foreign policy initiatives that help spur political and economic reforms to create hope and opportunity and combat poverty in other countries." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry Supports Border Security and Ballot Measures. 22 September 2006. "'Stopping illegal entry and securing our borders is the first priority of orderly immigration policy,' Fortenberry said. 'These efforts are critical components of an aggressive strategy for border security.' Over the last week the House approved measures to require proof of citizenship in order to vote, create additional barrier resources on the border, increase criminal penalties for attempts to build illegal tunnels under the border, make easier the detention and deportation of illegal alien gang members, and clarify the ability of local law enforcement to detain illegal immigrants." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Jeff Fortenberry voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Jeff Fortenberry voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Joseph Morton. The Associated Press: Nelson still opposes same-sex marriage "Marriage in its essence and nature is between a man and a woman, and that is affirmed across time and across culture as a fundamental principle of social organization for the benefit of men and women, but also for the benefit of children," he [Fortenberry] said. "This is all said in the context where I believe that no one should have to live in fear, a fear of persecution." (www.omaha.com)

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Jeff Fortenberry supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 60 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeff Fortenberry. Payroll Extension Debate Ignoring Larger Issue of Social Security. 22 December 2011. "Washington must come to grips with its spending problem, and risk-taking with Social Security is not a step in the right direction. To help stabilize the nation's finances and improve the economy, we as lawmakers have a responsibility to take a longer view of policy changes, the effects of which will endure well after the next election season." (votesmart.org)

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