March 2, 2023

Ricketts Announces Subcommittee Assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) today announced his subcommittee assignments for the 118th Congress with the following statement:

“At a time of unprecedented politicization of federal regulations at home and growing threats abroad, I am pleased to have the opportunity to advocate for Nebraska’s interests on these important subcommittees,” said Senator Ricketts. “As Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, I can support Nebraska’s ethanol producers and hold the Biden administration accountable for the many unnecessary regulations like Waters of the U.S. that threaten our economy and way of life. As Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, I can make sure our European allies do their part to bring an end to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and provide oversight to ensure American tax dollars are being used responsibly in support of our national interest.”


On the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Ricketts was named the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, which is responsible for providing oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, the Clean Air Act, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Plant Safety, and more. He will also serve on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which focuses on the Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, and flood control programs, and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, which has jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, National Wildlife Refuges, and more.

On the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Ricketts was named the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, which deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with European countries, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and trade relationships in the region. In addition, he will serve on the Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, which focuses on U.S. relations with China, Japan, and other countries in the region, as well as global responsibility for international cybersecurity and space policy. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction also includes matters relating to trade, terrorism, crime, and illicit narcotics like fentanyl sourced in China. Finally, Ricketts was named to the Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, which oversees the State Department, USAID, the Peace Corps, and bilateral foreign assistance programs – including the budget and operations of the State Department.