About Jeff Fortenberry

Jeff Fortenberry began public service with an extensive background in economics, public policy and small business. A former publishing industry executive and Lincoln City Council Member, Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in economics and two master’s degrees, one in public policy. Jeff and his wife Celeste live in Lincoln, where they raise five daughters. He has served the people of Nebraska’s First Congressional District since 2005.

Jeff’s priorities are economic security, national security, and family security. In Congress, Jeff serves on the Appropriations Committee with the difficult responsibility for delivering smart and effective government within reasonable budgets. He has strong expertise in budgetary and agricultural policy, and has worked on several Farm Bills.

Jeff also leads a number of initiatives in foreign policy, including the nuclear security working group, which focuses on nuclear non-proliferation. Jeff has a keen interest in renewable energy, and a strong commitment to properly serving our military personnel and veterans.

Jeff’s work in Congress is rooted in the belief that the strength of our nation depends on the strength of our families and communities.