Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry addresses young pilgrims to the March for Life from his Nebraska district outside the U.S. Capitol in January 2019.

Department of Justice goes after pro-life former Rep. Fortenberry again

May 9, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Federal prosecutors refiled charges against pro-life former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in relation to allegations that he made false statements to... Read more

Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska.

Conviction against pro-life former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry overturned

Dec 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Fortenberry’s March 2022 conviction, finding that the Central District of California was an... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Convicted Catholic congressman resigns, citing Mother Teresa quote

Mar 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In the wake of a criminal conviction, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) announced his resignation in a letter to his... Read more

Toufic Baaklini at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 2016

Head of Christian advocacy group resigns over ties to illegal campaign donations

Oct 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The president of an advocacy group for Middle Eastern Christians has resigned from the organization over his connection to illegal... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Oct 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil.

Amid protests, Iraqi archbishop calls for 'equal rights and dignity' for Christians

Jan 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Iraqi Christians must take an active role in the country’s future if they want a unified, multi-religious Iraq, the Archbishop... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building at sunset, Washington, D.C.

Farm Bill to pass without expanded SNAP work requirements

Nov 30, 2018

By JD Flynn

Congress looks set to pass a compromise version of the Farm Bill, which would reauthorize billions in government funds for... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

Congressman asks House to protect religious minorities in Iraq

Oct 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Oct. 5 a security resolution intended to protect religious minorities... Read more

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry holds a fragment of an Iraqi Christian altar destroyed by the Islamic State. Courtesy photo

Congressman: Security, solidarity, and subsidiarity needed to rebuild Iraqi villages

Aug 22, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Christian and Yazidi communities in northern Iraq need security as they rebuild, said Congressman Jeff Fortenberry after a trip to... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska. Public Domain.

How a Catholic congressman agreed to be part of a pope documentary

Apr 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University... Read more

Adoption tax credit part of 'preferential policy for life,' Congressman says

Nov 3, 2017

On Thursday, details of the Republican Party’s proposed tax reform legislation were released, including plans to eliminate an adoption tax... Read more