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November 3, 2008
Fortenberry Urges Decisive Action to Protect Minority Communities in Northern Iraq

Lincoln, NE - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today responded to recent reports that one of the last refuges for Iraq’s Chaldean (Assyrian) Christian community continues to be threatened by terrorist violence and systematic minority persecution in northern Iraq.  Severe persecution of the Assyrian Christian community in Baghdad and Basra during 2006 and 2007 was obscured by broader ethnic violence, and the once-thriving Christian community in Basra is now almost completely gone. » read more

October 24, 2008
Fortenberry Urges Investigation of Financial Crimes

Lincoln, NE - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today urged U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate any and all financial institutions, corporations, and individuals that are suspected of criminal action relating to our current economic crisis.  Fortenberry, and a bipartisan coalition of 30 House colleagues, joined in a letter to the Attorney General seeking a thorough investigation cooperating with financial crime units across federal agencies. » read more

October 17, 2008
Fortenberry Demands AIG Accountability

Lincoln, NE - Today Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, along with 85 of his colleagues, called on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to demand that insurer AIG reimburse the federal government for any taxpayer funds used for a recent employee retreat at an exclusive California resort.  » read more

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October 28, 2008
Taxpayers Deserve Accountability

America faces serious economic challenges.  Fortunately in Nebraska, our strong agricultural economy, economic diversity, and strength of character and responsibility in fiscal matters have prevented the deeper troubles many others are experiencing. » read more

September 16, 2008
VA Launches New System to Improve Access to Veterans Benefits

If you are a veteran or have a friend or family member who is, you might be interested to know of a new way for veterans to apply for Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.  » read more

September 2, 2008
Picturing America

Through a new educational program called “Picturing America,” Nebraska K-12 schools are now able to teach American history and culture with rare access to a masterpiece collection of classic American artwork.   » read more

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