Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: I Want to Cut Your Taxes

April 12, 2024 The average Nebraskan paid $10,519 in taxes to the federal government last year. In return, they should expect a responsible government that respects their God-given freedoms. Government should avoid wasteful spending and ensure the safety and security of our country. That’s not what we’ve seen the last few years.  Bureaucrats in Washington are spending Nebraskans’ […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: The Biden Admin is Facilitating Illegal Immigration

April 6, 2024 President Joe Biden claims he needs new legislation to secure our borders. He’s claimed he lacks the authority to address the surge we’ve seen since he took office. This is false. President Biden has the same tools President Trump did when President Trump brought illegal border crossings to a 45-year low. In reality, Biden’s own policy decisions created the catastrophe […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Moving the Ball Forward on Name, Image, and Likeness

March 22, 2024Each year, the NCAA Basketball tournament captivates our attention. “March Madness” is much more than just a sporting event. It’s a cultural phenomenon that generates billions of dollars in revenue. Student-athletes who help their schools reach new heights are celebrated as legends. They represent our state and universities with pride and grit. Whether […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Prioritizing Flood Prevention

March 16, 2024 Five years ago this week, blizzards and floods caused the most widespread natural disaster in Nebraska’s history. The floods claimed lives and caused billions of dollars in damages across the state. Disaster declarations were issued in 84 of our 93 counties, 104 cities and villages, and 5 tribes. On March 14, 2019, […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Shutting Down The Far-Left’s Hate

March 8, 2024 American ways of life and values are under attack. President Biden has sent swarms of bureaucrats to harass Americans at every turn. His Department of Justice labelled parents potential domestic terrorists for speaking up for their children. His Environmental Protection Agency tried to expand its power by regulating roadside ditches and farm […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Biden’s Border Failures Are Costing Americans Their Lives

March 1, 2024 Joe Biden’s open borders policies are the deadliest and most dangerous in American history. His failed policies have made every state a border state. It is costing Americans their lives. Laken Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student. Last week, she was brutally murdered while on a morning run near her campus. Initial reports make it very clear that this brutal murder […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Bidenomics is Threatening Agriculture

February 25, 2024 Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do in Nebraska. It’s the backbone of our state’s economy. It’s also essential to our national security. Any threat to our farmers and ranchers is a threat to us all. That’s why it’s unacceptable President Biden has presided over the fastest, biggest decline […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Keeping International Land Ports of Entry Open

February 16, 2023 In December, President Biden’s team shut down two border rail crossings in Eagle Pass and El Paso, Texas. The administration also falsely implied the closures were necessary for enforcement. In reality,Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were reassigned to “quickly process individuals” who had crossed the border illegally. Prioritizing the processing of illegal immigrants over facilitating critical trade routes is unacceptable. Shutting down train traffic cost $250 million in commerce per day. […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Biden’s Border Bill Doesn’t Get the Job Done

February 9, 2024 President Joe Biden claims he needs new legislation to secure our southern border. That’s just not true. President Trump brought border crossings to a 45-year low. He used the same laws currently available to Biden. Biden is just playing politics and refusing to do his job. He has not been serious about negotiating real solutions to keep Americans […]