Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Testifies Before Congress to explore the possibility of a historic trail that would help tell the story of Chief Standing Bear.
Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation are on the right path in pushing legislation to honor Ponca Chief Standing Bear and explore the possibility of a historic trail that would help tell his story. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., described the chief’s contribution to civil rights as “one of the… [ Read More ]
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation in support of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. Fortenberry introduced legislation (H.R. 5806) earlier this month to amend the National Trails System Act to direct the… [ Read More ]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today introduced legislation in the Senate to require the Department of the Interior to determine the feasibility of creating a Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. The legislation is similar to a bill Congressman Jeff Fortenberry… [ Read More ]