Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Getting Results for Nebraskans

December 8, 2023 There are a lot of ongoing policy debates in Washington, D.C. We need to secure our border and rein in bloated federal spending that’s causing inflation. We need to pass a re-authorization for the National Defense Authorization Act and a comprehensive farm bill. We need to end Biden’s appeasement-first foreign policy and […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column:  The Failures of Bidenomics

November 24, 2023 The numbers say it all. Americans continue to pay the price for failed Bidenomics. Overall, prices have risen by 3.2% since last year. Cumulatively since Joe Biden took office, prices have increased by 17.61%. Necessities are costing hard-working American households hundreds of extra dollars a month. Gasoline is up 54.82%. Groceries are up 20.89%. […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column:  Serving Others This Thanksgiving

November 17, 2023 As Americans, we’re fortunate to live in the greatest country in the history of the world. Thanksgiving provides us an opportunity each year to come together with loved ones to reflect and remember how blessed we are. We express gratitude for the successes of the past year and remember those who, through […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column:  Fighting for Our Veterans

November 10, 2023 The brave women and men who wore the uniform, and their families, made great sacrifices to serve our country. As President John F. Kennedy once said: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” Our veterans deserve […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Stopping Support for Hamas

November 3, 2023 On October 7, the world witnessed a horrible atrocity. The brutality and inhumanity of Hamas’ terror attacks on Israel shock the conscience. Hamas terrorists raped women, kidnapped children, burned a baby in an oven, and slaughtered over 1,400 Israelis. At least 33 Americans are among the dead. Such barbarism is sick and evil. It […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Senate Solutions to Secure Our Southern Border

October 27, 2023 We are living in the worst border crisis on record. It is a humanitarian and security crisis. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported yet another record with 269,735 encounters at the southern border last month. There have now been over 8 million encounters with individuals at the border since Joe Biden became President. To put it in perspective, that’s more encounters in less […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: I Stand With Israel

October 13, 2023 Last week, Islamic terrorists from Hamas pushed into Israel in a surprise attack from land, sea, and air. The stories, images, and videos of the attacks depict a level of savagery that shocks the conscience. Hamas murdered civilians and soldiers alike. Over 1,300 Israelis and at least 27 Americans are dead. The Prime Minister’s office said Israeli […]

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Schumer Shouldn’t Have Sent Senators Home

October 6, 2023 Last weekend, America was brought to the brink of a government shutdown. This happened, in part, because President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer squeezed the calendar. First, Biden delivered his budget to Congress over a month late. As I laid out last week, Schumer played political games with the Senate calendar as well. Congress must […]