Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Getting Our Country Back on Track

July 19, 2024 Like most Americans, I was horrified by the recent assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump. I’m grateful that President Trump survived the attack. Our nation prays for the innocent victims. Corey Comperatore was murdered while using his body to shield his loved ones from gunfire. This shouldn’t have been allowed to […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Reining in the Power of Unelected Bureaucrats

July 12, 2024 The Supreme Court recently made an incredibly significant ruling that returns the power to make laws to Congress. In Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the Court overturned a prior decision from Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council. The Chevron decision radically reshaped our government. By overturning it, the Court is finallyreining in the power of unelected bureaucrats. This is […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Advancing Clean Nuclear Energy

July 5, 2024 Supporting nuclear energy is one of my priorities as the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety. The United States used to be the world’s leader in nuclear energy. We can and must lead the world again. My colleagues and I recently took […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Celebrating Nebraska Biofuels

June 21, 2024 June marks the start of a busy summer driving season. This year, many American families are feeling the pain of prices at the pump. Since Joe Biden took office, gas prices have risen over 54%.Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are one solution to relieve that burden. That’s why I’ve fought as governor […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Working on a Farm Bill for Nebraska

June 14, 2024 Congress is supposed to pass a new Farm Bill every five years. The Farm Bill is crucial and complex. It deals with everything from conservation to crop insurance to trade and nutrition programs. The current Farm Bill will expire this fall. With farmers’ net income projected to drop 25% this year, it’s […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: President Biden’s FAFSA Fiasco

May 31, 2024 Each year, millions of students and their families make the very important decision of whether or where to attend college. For many, it’s the biggest decision they will make in their lives to date. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form gives them crucial information about what aid they qualify […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Happy Beef Month, Nebraska!

May 24, 2024 Nebraska is the Beef State. Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do. Our farmers and ranchers lead the way in agricultural production, innovation, and conservation. Beef production is the backbone of our state economy. It’s also essential to our national security. As we finish celebrating Beef Month this week, we recognize the grit and determination […]