FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally endorsed Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s re-election bid for U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st District.
“In a tough political year, the Republican candidates who will be successful on Election Day are those who want to solve the big challenges facing our country. Voters are demanding action from their leaders on a wide range of divergent issues, and very few have clear-cut solutions. However, when it comes to growing our economy, enhancing our energy security, and preserving our climate, voters and candidates are embracing the promise of clean energy. Today, CRES proudly endorses Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who has a proven track record of leadership and support for the clean energy future Americans want and our economy demands,” said CRES Executive Director James Dozier.
“America is transitioning towards an advanced energy future that is growing our economy, creating jobs here at home, and preserving our climate. I have been proud to support policies and regulatory reforms that are spurring innovation in the energy sector and clearing the way for clean energy technologies like wind, solar, and natural gas to compete in the market. I thank Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions for their endorsement, and I look forward to continuing my work in Congress to ensure America continues to be a clean energy leader,” said Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
Rep. Fortenberry’s record on clean energy includes:
- Opposed efforts to remove language directing the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare for the effects of climate change from the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
- Fought for good stewardship of our shared resources and natural environment as co-chair of the International Conservation Caucus.
- Introduced the Global Conservation Act and the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
- Voted no on an amendment which would have eliminated funding for the ARPA-E program in the FY18 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.