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Jeff Fortenberry's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NE) - District 1, Republican
Jeff Fortenberry has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/41929/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WqqJY2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/41929/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WqqJY2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqGHWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711188/issue-position-family-life-culture#.WqqHDme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711188/issue-position-family-life-culture#.WqqHDme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838082/the-pro-life-caucus#.WqqH3me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/23562/61077/41929/pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act#.WqqJY2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqGHWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711188/issue-position-family-life-culture#.WqqHDme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqGHWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838082/the-pro-life-caucus#.WqqH3me3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I am pro-life" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838082/the-pro-life-caucus#.WqqH3me3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 75% by National Taxpayers Union https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqRoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 75% by National Taxpayers Union https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqRoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 75% by National Taxpayers Union https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WqqRoWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We fully support your commitment to increase funding for our military to reverse a mounting readiness crisis and to deter serious and complex threats around the world."https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1199296/letter-to-the-president-defense-budget#.WrJnlWe3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • "We fully support your commitment to increase funding for our military to reverse a mounting readiness crisis and to deter serious and complex threats around the world."https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1199296/letter-to-the-president-defense-budget#.WrJnlWe3wfl (votesmart.org)
  • "We fully support your commitment to increase funding for our military to reverse a mounting readiness crisis and to deter serious and complex threats around the world."https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1199296/letter-to-the-president-defense-budget#.WrJnlWe3wfl (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 11% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/12#.WqqVbGe3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 11% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/12#.WqqVbGe3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 11% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/12#.WqqVbGe3wfJ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "From airports to roads, to bridges, to information technology, new projects are on the horizon. I would add that sustainable energy should be on that list. As a public good, properly selected infrastructure improvements are a benefit to society at large." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1145078/the-first-100-days/?search=%20roads#.WqqZfGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20486/54470/41929/fixing-americas-surface-transportation-fast-act#.WqqY6Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20486/54470/41929/fixing-americas-surface-transportation-fast-act#.WqqY6Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "From airports to roads, to bridges, to information technology, new projects are on the horizon. I would add that sustainable energy should be on that list. As a public good, properly selected infrastructure improvements are a benefit to society at large." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1145078/the-first-100-days/?search=%20roads#.WqqZfGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "From airports to roads, to bridges, to information technology, new projects are on the horizon. I would add that sustainable energy should be on that list. As a public good, properly selected infrastructure improvements are a benefit to society at large." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1145078/the-first-100-days/?search=%20roads#.WqqZfGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/20486/54470/41929/fixing-americas-surface-transportation-fast-act#.WqqY6Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Appropriate corporate tax reform, a sustainable federal budget, streamlining regulations, infrastructure investments, trade enforcement, and responsible energy policy are the structural factors that most effect our economic wellbeing and positioning in the world. But these initiatives require more than the typical dysfunctional divides within Congress." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/983991/fort-report-made-in-america/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wqqb_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Appropriate corporate tax reform, a sustainable federal budget, streamlining regulations, infrastructure investments, trade enforcement, and responsible energy policy are the structural factors that most effect our economic wellbeing and positioning in the world. But these initiatives require more than the typical dysfunctional divides within Congress." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/983991/fort-report-made-in-america/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wqqb_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/41929/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.WqqQwGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Appropriate corporate tax reform, a sustainable federal budget, streamlining regulations, infrastructure investments, trade enforcement, and responsible energy policy are the structural factors that most effect our economic wellbeing and positioning in the world. But these initiatives require more than the typical dysfunctional divides within Congress." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/983991/fort-report-made-in-america/?search=corporate%20tax#.Wqqb_2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "This is a constructive attempt at broad tax reform to help hardworking American families, revive our small business sector, and empower the Made in America label. It will help address the disruption of globalism, the stagnation of entrepreneurial energy on Main Street, and put money in the pockets of men and women striving to build a better future for their children." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1209844/fortenberry-statement-on-house-passing-tax-reform/?search=tax%20cuts%20and%20jobs%20act#.WqqSG2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Despite the current divisiveness in our culture, one area in which we find broad agreement is that proper education is a top priority. The question is who best delivers this important public good. I have met with numerous teachers and administrators who have long lamented the creeping federalization of education policy. Many other citizens also see education policy as the proper and special domain belonging first to the family, and by extension the community. A tendency to homogenize education through centralized bureaucracy and regulation interferes with the source and summit of education excellence found in local control." https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/fort-reports/fort-report-education (fortenberry.house.gov)
  • "Despite the current divisiveness in our culture, one area in which we find broad agreement is that proper education is a top priority. The question is who best delivers this important public good. I have met with numerous teachers and administrators who have long lamented the creeping federalization of education policy. Many other citizens also see education policy as the proper and special domain belonging first to the family, and by extension the community. A tendency to homogenize education through centralized bureaucracy and regulation interferes with the source and summit of education excellence found in local control." https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/fort-reports/fort-report-education (fortenberry.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Winnebago Reservation to add 1,000 solar panels, increasing tribe's clean energy usage. Great work @HoChunkNationPR" https://twitter.com/JeffFortenberry/status/903361523749445632 (twitter.com)
  • "Winnebago Reservation to add 1,000 solar panels, increasing tribe's clean energy usage. Great work @HoChunkNationPR" https://twitter.com/JeffFortenberry/status/903361523749445632 (twitter.com)
  • "We must also fully integrate conservation, innovative technologies, and a variety of renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal--along with new transportation models--into our energy strategy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy (votesmart.org)
  • "There is also great potential for development in our nation's wind and natural gas resources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/672966/fort-report-rising-fuel-prices#.WqqduGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/29#.WqqdP2e3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "There is also great potential for development in our nation's wind and natural gas resources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/672966/fort-report-rising-fuel-prices#.WqqduGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must also fully integrate conservation, innovative technologies, and a variety of renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal--along with new transportation models--into our energy strategy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/29#.WqqdP2e3wfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "There is also great potential for development in our nation's wind and natural gas resources." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/672966/fort-report-rising-fuel-prices#.WqqduGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must also fully integrate conservation, innovative technologies, and a variety of renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal--along with new transportation models--into our energy strategy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/29#.WqqdP2e3wfJ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Increased use of domestic resources in an environmentally responsible way can help promote our energy independence while building a bridge to a more sustainable energy future." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy#.Wq_nn2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Increased use of domestic resources in an environmentally responsible way can help promote our energy independence while building a bridge to a more sustainable energy future." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy#.Wq_nn2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Increased use of domestic resources in an environmentally responsible way can help promote our energy independence while building a bridge to a more sustainable energy future." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/711186/issue-position-smart-energy-policy#.Wq_nn2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/ (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress should robustly address the issues at stake, but also resist politicizing responsible gun ownership as part of a serious national discussion on the root causes of violence." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1226759/fortenberrys-latest-statement-on-the-tragedy-in-florida/?search=gun#.Wq_mhGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress should robustly address the issues at stake, but also resist politicizing responsible gun ownership as part of a serious national discussion on the root causes of violence." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1226759/fortenberrys-latest-statement-on-the-tragedy-in-florida/?search=gun#.Wq_mhGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/ (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry/ (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress should robustly address the issues at stake, but also resist politicizing responsible gun ownership as part of a serious national discussion on the root causes of violence." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1226759/fortenberrys-latest-statement-on-the-tragedy-in-florida/?search=gun#.Wq_mhGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H. R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284 (votesmart.org)
  • "I think it is also part of our responsibility, for those of us who have said 'no' to the Affordable Care Act and who have said there are better ways to reform the health care system to start laying out some specifics." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838070/health-care/?search=affordable%20care#.Wq_p5We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H. R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/51284 (votesmart.org)
  • "I think it is also part of our responsibility, for those of us who have said 'no' to the Affordable Care Act and who have said there are better ways to reform the health care system to start laying out some specifics." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838070/health-care/?search=affordable%20care#.Wq_p5We3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I think it is also part of our responsibility, for those of us who have said 'no' to the Affordable Care Act and who have said there are better ways to reform the health care system to start laying out some specifics." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/838070/health-care/?search=affordable%20care#.Wq_p5We3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[...] I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "To this end, I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "To this end, I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should address the nation on the issue, do all in his power to secure the border, and repatriate children back to their families in a humane way." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/911507/fortenberry-congress-needs-to-stay-until-we-act-on-the-border (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should address the nation on the issue, do all in his power to secure the border, and repatriate children back to their families in a humane way." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/911507/fortenberry-congress-needs-to-stay-until-we-act-on-the-border (votesmart.org)
  • "To this end, I am sponsoring The Securing America's Future Act. This bill addresses our illegal immigration crisis in four ways. First, it secures the borders. Second, it changes immigration programs--such as ending the Visa Lottery Program and reforming chain migration--that are unjust, unworkable, or in need of significant repair. Third, it requires E-Verify for employment. Finally, it provides legal status for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, if they have not committed a crime." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1219717/fortenberry-statement-on-daca-and-immigration#.Wq_qkme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The President should address the nation on the issue, do all in his power to secure the border, and repatriate children back to their families in a humane way." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/911507/fortenberry-congress-needs-to-stay-until-we-act-on-the-border (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "While much of the world slept, North Korea exploded a nuclear weapon for the second time this year. This deplorable provocation, in defiance of the civilized community of nations, has no easy answer or response." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1127467/fortenberry-responds-to-north-koreas-nuclear-test/?search=korea#.WrLHmGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Rather than look at the technical details here (a summary of the agreement can be found here) let’s examine the various options before us. First, we could do nothing. The United States and the international community could continue the deteriorating trajectory without an agreement. Second, the international coalition could demand a better deal by continuing or tightening sanctions. However, other countries involved in the agreement, including the Russians and the Chinese, are not likely to be reliable partners at the negotiating table, and they have already signed this agreement, making further negotiation virtually impossible. Third, we could take the current agreement—but this decision has many implementation and compliance risks, including lifting an international arms embargo on Iran. The fourth option is military strikes, which have multiple negative consequences. All options have significant downsides." https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/fort-reports/fort-report-iran-agreement (fortenberry.house.gov)
  • "While much of the world slept, North Korea exploded a nuclear weapon for the second time this year. This deplorable provocation, in defiance of the civilized community of nations, has no easy answer or response." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1127467/fortenberry-responds-to-north-koreas-nuclear-test/?search=korea#.WrLHmGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "While much of the world slept, North Korea exploded a nuclear weapon for the second time this year. This deplorable provocation, in defiance of the civilized community of nations, has no easy answer or response." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1127467/fortenberry-responds-to-north-koreas-nuclear-test/?search=korea#.WrLHmGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Rather than look at the technical details here (a summary of the agreement can be found here) let’s examine the various options before us. First, we could do nothing. The United States and the international community could continue the deteriorating trajectory without an agreement. Second, the international coalition could demand a better deal by continuing or tightening sanctions. However, other countries involved in the agreement, including the Russians and the Chinese, are not likely to be reliable partners at the negotiating table, and they have already signed this agreement, making further negotiation virtually impossible. Third, we could take the current agreement—but this decision has many implementation and compliance risks, including lifting an international arms embargo on Iran. The fourth option is military strikes, which have multiple negative consequences. All options have significant downsides." https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/fort-reports/fort-report-iran-agreement (fortenberry.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

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  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran's aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement. Iran's proxy military actions, support for violence, and ongoing ballistic missile taunting do not help during this tender period of testing a new relationship with the West. Broadly considered, Iran has generally complied with the structural components of the nuclear deal, but the aggression sadly undercuts the broader opportunity for even the mildest rapprochement." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1201275/fortenberry-statement-on-the-iran-nuclear-deal/#.WrJsL2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 89% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/41929/jeff-fortenberry#.WrLHP2e3wfI (votesmart.org)

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