Lincoln, NE (January 10, 2022)  Nebraska’s First District Congressman, Jeff Fortenberry, announced today that he will run for re-election.  A video sent to supporters contained the announcement:

Hi, this is Jeff Fortenberry and I’m out for a drive in my 1963 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with my wife,  Celeste, and our dog, Pippin. I’m here to announce to you first, our friends, that I am seeking re-election to the United States House of Representatives.

 “It’s been an extraordinary privilege for me and our family to serve you in one of the highest bodies in the land. And, in spite of the difficulties of this year, we’ve been able to achieve some major accomplishments.

My Act for ALS, a major piece of health care reform legislation, was just signed into law to help those suffering from neuro-degenerative disease.

We’ve undertaken the Farm of the Future initiative with the University of Nebraska.

We’re rebuilding Offutt Air Force Base.

And I’ve just recently introduced an exciting, new, transformative piece of legislation called Care for Her to help those with an unexpected pregnancy before birth, at birth and after birth for the journey of life.

You see, I believe that, as Americans, we seek what is good and what is whole and what is great. We don’t have to give in to the most divisive voices.

We also don’t have to accept overrun borders, incoherent foreign policy and a careering economy that is hurting so many people because of the pressures of inflation.

What we can do is safely and securely protect our borders, rebuild our country with things made in America, and reject the voices that want to sort us out into tribes.

That’s a vision for consensus and goodness. That’s what I’ll fight for. And I ask you to stand with me.

Thank you again so much for the privilege of serving you.”

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