March 29, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) released the following statement after voting to end the federal emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic currently in effect under the National Emergencies Act (NEA):
“It makes absolutely no sense that the Biden administration still needs these emergency powers when President Biden himself declared the ‘pandemic is over’ last year. When I was Governor, we trusted our people, kept schools and businesses open, and were named the nation’s best state for pandemic response. In Nebraska, we ended our state emergency nearly two years ago. It’s time the Biden administration does the same.”
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