November 15, 2023

Ricketts Statement on Government Funding Vote

November 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) released the following statement after he voted for a Continuing Resolution to fund several federal government agencies through January 19, 2024 and the remainder through February 2, 2024:

“Today’s bill keeps the government open and avoids increased Democrat spending. As we look forward to the January and February deadlines for the next shut down face off, my priority remains an open government, a closed border, and reined in spending.

“Funding the government and securing the border is Congress’ job. Most Americans work until their jobs are done. Washington should do the same. I’m once again calling on Chuck Schumer to keep the Senate in session Monday-Friday until we have debated, amended, and voted on all 12 appropriations bills.”

On his press call with Nebraska media earlier today, Ricketts spoke about Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s broken Senate appropriation process. Ricketts also highlighted his calls to keep the Senate working and in session Monday-Friday, until Congress completes its appropriations responsibilities. Video of the call is available here.