Jeff Fortenberry

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Jeff Fortenberry
Jeff Fortenberry Official Portrait 115th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2005 – March 31, 2022
Preceded byDoug Bereuter
Succeeded byMike Flood
Personal details
Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry

(1960-12-27) December 27, 1960 (age 62)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Celeste Fortenberry
EducationLouisiana State University (BA)
Georgetown University (MPP)
Franciscan University (ThM)

Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry (born December 27, 1960) is an American politician, economist, and convicted felon. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 2005 to 2022. He represented Nebraska's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1]

In May 2021, Fortenberry was one of 35 Republicans who joined all Democrats in voting to approve legislation to create the January 6 commission to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[2]

In October 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Fortenberry on charges of lying to investigators. On March 24, 2022, Fortenberry was convicted of all three counts of making false statements to investigators and hiding information.[3] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he should resign. On March 26, 2022, Fortenberry announced he would resign from Congress in five days on March 31.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Morton, Joseph (November 8, 2016). "Incumbents Jeff Fortenberry, Adrian Smith easily win re-election in Nebraska House races". Omaha World Herald.
  2. LeBlanc, Paul (May 19, 2021). "Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission". CNN. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  3. Earl, David (March 24, 2022). "Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry convicted for lying to FBI about foreign campaign contribution". KETV. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  4. "Fortenberry resigns from Congress". WOWT-TV. March 26, 2022.