Jeff Fortenberry

Type: Person
Name: Jeff Fortenberry
Title: Congressman - Nebraska (USA)
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Don Walton: Minimum wage hike stirs the pot

The initiative proposal to increase the state minimum wage rate has the potential to drive voter turnout in November.Does it have the potential to influence the outcome in some candidate contests? Perhaps.Recent history nationally suggests that voters ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Fortenberry on U.S. aid in Iraq: We cannot sustain this alone

U.S. airstrikes have broken radical Islamists’ hold on areas near Mount Sinjar, Defense Department officials said earlier this week, which may have helped thousands of Yazidis trapped on the mountain in northern Iraq to escape without an organized rescue ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Young immigrants fear effort to overturn Obama policy

Ingris Lopez choked up and had tears in her eyes while reflecting on her fear of being deported.She was brought to the United States from Guatemala City by her mother in April 2002, and an uncertain future loomed.Two years ago, Lopez, 21, applied for ... [Published Lexington Clipper-Herald - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

Lincoln Journal Star Editorial: The endangered town hall meetings

Credit Rep. Jeff Fortenberry for doing his part to keep alive the grand tradition of town hall meetings by members of Congress.“You’re invited,” his website proclaims, and it provides the details on when and where seven town halls were held while Congress ... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 16 2014]
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First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Children focus of Fortenberry’s Bellevue town hall meeting

Children in crisis took center stage at an Aug. 6 Bellevue Town Hall meeting sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.Fortenberry, a Republican who represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District that includes Bellevue, was asked multiple questions about ... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial, 8/14: Doing right for the Yazidis

The far-away plight of Yazidis in Iraq quickly became local when hundreds of Yazidis from the Lincoln area showed up near the Governor’s Mansion to seek help for their beleaguered countrymen.They were justified in drawing attention to their cause -- although ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Letter, 8/14: Options for dissatisfied

Jorge Samayoa expresses his righteous indignation over the fact his tax dollars are being used to support the killing of innocent victims (“ Deaf ears at town hall ,” letter, Aug. 11). I wonder if Mr. Samayoa understands that during World War II far more ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Wage rules rankle Nebraska farmers

Same cabbage-picking help is $2.50/hour less in Colorado Daniels Produce has come to rely on the dozens of guest farmworkers from Mexico and Guatemala who hand-pick the company’s cucumbers and cabbage near Columbus, Nebraska.After all, there’s a shortage ... [Published Fresh Plaza - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Kirsten Powers: Obama's inattention to Iraqi Christians

It's starting to seem as if the Obama White House operates on a time delay. In the case of Iraq's religious minorities, the results have been deadly.On June 10, the barbaric extremists called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the city ... [Published USA Today - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 3 reports

Columbus Telegram: Fortenberry calls for action on immigration issue

COLUMBUS — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry called on his constituents this week to put pressure on Congress and the president to resolve the current crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.The congressman addressed the influx of unaccompanied Central American children ... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Yazidis taking case to Washington

After appealing to the governor and federal representatives in Lincoln Sunday and Monday, members of Lincoln's Yazidi community are on their way to Washington, D.C., where they plan to ask for humanitarian aid to their families still living in Iraq.Five ... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Tensions high at Rep. Fortenberry's town hall

By: bschammert@klkntv.comTempers flared at a town hall meeting at Lincoln Southwest on Monday night. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry hosted the event as Congress takes a five week recess from Washington.The decibels started to rise as one woman repeatedly ... [Published Channel 8 Eyewitness News - Aug 05 2014]

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"Stop yelling," Fortenberry finally said.  "stop. we're going to have an orderly discussion."

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Don Walton: Minimum wage hike stirs the pot [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 17 2014]
Fortenberry on U.S. aid in Iraq: We cannot sust... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 17 2014]
Young immigrants fear effort to overturn Obama ... [Published Lexington Clipper-Herald - Aug 16 2014]
Lincoln Journal Star Editorial: The endangered ... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 16 2014]
Editorial, 8/15: The endangered town hall meetings [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 15 2014]
Children focus of Fortenberry’s Bellevue town h... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Aug 14 2014]
Editorial, 8/14: Doing right for the Yazidis [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 14 2014]
Letter, 8/14: Options for dissatisfied [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 14 2014]
Wage rules rankle Nebraska farmers [Published Fresh Plaza - Aug 13 2014]
Kirsten Powers: Obama's inattention to Iraqi Ch... [Published USA Today - Aug 13 2014]
'Dream' project would put Higgins memorial on U... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 13 2014]
'Dream' project would put Higgins memorial on U... [Published Stars and Stripes - Aug 12 2014]
Letter, 8/11: Deaf ears at town hall [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 11 2014]
Fortenberry interacts with public at town hall ... [Published Lexington Clipper-Herald - Aug 09 2014]
Letter, 8/9: Asking the hard questions [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 09 2014]
Fortenberry Statement on the Ongoing Persecutio... [Published Noodls - Aug 08 2014]
Lincoln Yazidis meet with state department offi... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 08 2014]
Columbus Telegram: Fortenberry calls for action... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 08 2014]
Fremont Tribune: Fortenberry talks immigration ... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 08 2014]
Fortenberry talks immigration during town hall [Published Fremont Tribune - Aug 07 2014]
Lincoln Journal Star: Fortenberry town hall tou... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 06 2014]
BRI Expands Scientific Team [Published Feed and Grain - Aug 06 2014]
Levee project along Platte reaches final phase [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 06 2014]
Yazidis taking case to Washington [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 05 2014]
Immigration dominates Fortenberry Town Hall in ... [Published KTIV - Aug 05 2014]
House Passes Fortenberry-Led Resolution Condemn... [Published Congressman Jeff Fortenberry - Aug 05 2014]
I knew Her Excellency was coming, so I baked a pie [Published North Platte Bulletin - Aug 05 2014]
Tensions high at Rep. Fortenberry's town hall [Published Channel 8 Eyewitness News - Aug 05 2014]
Yazidis take message to Capitol, Fortenberry in... [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 05 2014]
Fortenberry town hall touches hot buttons [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 05 2014]
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Parnell, Miller Fear Children… From Central Ame... [Published The Mudflats - Aug 03 2014]
Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell and US Senate Candidate Joe Miller are worried. Is it about the melting ice caps? No. Is it about the sexual assaults in the Alaska National Guard? No. (Clearly Sean’s not worried about that .) Is it about the Pebble Mine? ...
Bordering on Heartless [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 14 2014]
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com WASHINGTON — Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression. His crime? He announced plans to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to at ...
Is law to protect children causing human flood ... [Published CNN Political Ticker - Jul 12 2014]
Washington (CNN) - Is a law designed to protect children from human trafficking actually causing a humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southern border, allowing thousands of children to illegally surge into the United States? Amid the crisis and calls ...
[tt] NYT: Kim Tingley: The Brave New World of T... [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 30 2014]
Someone needs to write a history of why "superior" and "inferior" havebecome wicked words.Kim Tingley: The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/magazine/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-ivf.html Kim Tingley is a ...
The Supreme Court Is House Republicans' Last, B... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 25 2014]
The Hobby Lobby case is expected to come down in the next few days. If the court rules against the business, there’s no clear next step for Republicans save for the election. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Andrew Burton / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Obamacare ...
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