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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...

Read MoreJuly 31, 2023

Senator calls for probe after one of Hunter Biden’s lawyers allegedly lied about her identity

FOX News FIRST ON FOX: A GOP senator is calling for a disciplinary inquiry into Hunter Biden’s legal team after a judge accused one lawyer...

Read MoreJuly 29, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 26, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 24, 2023

Passport backlog sends wave of angry constituent calls to Senate, sparking search for solution

THE HILL The deepening backlog of passport applications has spurred a flood of calls to Senate offices and new efforts to ease the process for...

Read MoreJuly 23, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 18, 2023

Ricketts says innovative program helps SNAP recipients into better jobs as he plans national expansion

Nebraska TV GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A program launched in central Nebraska may go national, aiming to get more people off food stamps and into...

Read MoreJuly 17, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 13, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 12, 2023

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...

Read MoreJuly 12, 2023

Nebraska’s Sen. Ricketts, at NATO summit, urges member countries to pay their share

Omaha World-Herald LINCOLN — Speaking from the site of this year’s NATO Summit, Nebraska GOP Sen. Pete Ricketts called Tuesday for the member countries to...

Read MoreJuly 11, 2023

US Senator unexpectedly meets Yoon in Lithuania, bursts into ‘American Pie’

The Korea Herald VILNIUS, Lithuania — It seems Yoon’s reputation for liking a sing-along precedes him. While in Vilnius, Lithuania for a NATO summit, the...

Read MoreJuly 11, 2023