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Representative Jeff Fortenberry was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004 to serve Nebraska's First Congressional District. In Congress, he serves on the Agriculture Committee and on the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he has significant responsibilities for Middle Eastern affairs. His work focuses on five areas: strengthening national security and diplomatic engagement; promoting alternative energy and environmental sustainability; increasing small business entrepreneurship and rural vitality; creating patient-centered health care, and upholding family life and culture. Prior to serving in Congress, Representative Fortenberry worked as a publishing industry executive in Lincoln. He also has significant personal experience in small business, and early in his career worked as a policy analyst for the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations. Representative Fortenberry earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Louisiana State University, an M.Div. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.