Ricketts co-sponsors flex fuel bill, discusses with ethanol industry leaders in Minden

News Channel Nebraska MINDEN, Neb. — One of Nebraska’s U.S. Senators is pushing legislation designed to benefit the ethanol industry. Pete Ricketts is co-sponsor of the Flex Fuel Fairness Act, which was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Thursday. The bill would give car manufacturers 31% credit towards their federal government carbon scores […]

Bill introduced to eliminate animal waste emissions reporting requirement

Norfolk NE Radio WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill that would eliminate the reporting requirement for emissions from animal waste has been introduced by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts. This bill comes after the EPA rescinded the 2019 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act, which exempted reporting of air emissions from […]

Constituents hound Senate offices over unprecedented passport backlog

The Washington Examiner Thousands of people have been calling Senate offices for assistance getting the necessary documents for overseas travel as the State Department’s passport processing backlog causes unprecedented delays. The State Department has said it expects to process about 25 million passport applications this year, an increase of 3 million from 2023. A department […]

Ricketts promoting Nebraska program that helps some food aid recipients find better jobs

Omaha World-Herald LINCOLN — U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at promoting a Nebraska program that has helped hundreds of food assistance recipients get new and better jobs and reduce their need for public benefits. The legislation is the first piece of his “Proven Nebraska Solutions Ready for America” package. The legislation’s […]

Ricketts pushes legislation to fix ‘unacceptable’ passport backlog

KLKN (ABC) LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska lawmaker is leading an effort to fix the nation’s passport backlog, which has forced many Americans to cancel trips. Last week, Channel 8 reported that right now, it could take at least three months to get a new one. Typically, it takes less than two months. Sen. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Senator Challenges Biden Admin to Fly Pro-Life Flags After Pride Celebration

The Daily Signal FIRST IN DAILY SIGNAL: Republican Sen. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska is calling on President Joe Biden and his federal agencies to show inclusivity toward pro-life Americans by flying pro-life flags during October, which is Respect Life Month. The Nebraska senator sent 20 letters to Biden administration agencies with this request, first obtained […]

Zelenskyy defends use of cluster bombs, pushes for NATO membership, ahead of Biden meeting

USA Today VILNIUS, Lithuania − Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy defended his country’s use of cluster munitions on Wednesday at a NATO news conference, where he said he understood it posed a”challenge” for the U.S. to send his country the weapons system that is banned by other countries in the military alliance. Russia is already deploying […]