Former Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Sworn In As U.S. Senator


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(Washington, D.C.) -- Former Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is sworn in as the state's newest U.S. Senator.

Ricketts was sworn into office on Monday and officially seated as a member of the 118th U.S. Congress. Ricketts was appointed to the seat earlier this month by Governor Jim Pillen. The seat was vacated by former Senator Ben Sasse, who stepped down from his position to serve as the President of the University of Florida.

“There is no higher honor than serving the people of Nebraska, and representing my fellow Nebraskans in the Senate is an incredible privilege,” said Sen. Ricketts. “In state government, we’ve shown what a great impact conservative leadership can have, and I’m going to bring the same approach to Washington. I look forward to working with Sen. Fischer and the other members of our congressional delegation in the fight to reduce taxes, defend our freedoms, expand trade partnerships for our ag producers, stand up to the Chinese Communist Party, strengthen our national defense, and make government work better.”

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