WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) announced his committee assignments for the 118th Congress with the following statement:
“Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers and small business owners are desperate for relief after two years of Democrat overregulation, and I’m eager to advocate aggressively on their behalf at the Committee on the Environment and Public Works. I also look forward to continuing the work I started as Governor representing our state’s interests on the global stage at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I’m especially honored by the unique opportunity to fight for older Americans on the Special Committee on Aging at a time when our nation’s seniors face ever-growing challenges keeping up with rising costs, attacks on their retirement savings, and unacceptable uses of technology for fraud and identity theft. I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make the most of each of these assignments to ensure I’m a voice for all Nebraskans.”
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) is responsible for legislation and oversight of the natural and built environment and for studying matters concerning environmental protection and resource conservation and utilization. The Committee touches on issues like
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is instrumental in developing, influencing, and overseeing U.S. foreign policy. The committee considers, debates, and reports important treaties and legislation, and holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations.
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging serves as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on all matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes educational materials to assist older adults and operates a toll-free fraud hotline, that offers support to families victimized by con artists and track national trends.