Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed an executive order on Wednesday establishing a “Women’s Bill of Rights,” declaring a “biological definition of male and female” and detailing the differences between the sexes.
Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) called for needed process improvements and transparency from the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, which handles the distribution of passports. Ricketts also advocated for more options close to Nebraska.
Last-minute tweaks to a potential compromise amendment implementing voter ID in Nebraska ran up against a deadline for scheduling floor debate that forced members of the Legislature’s Government and Military Affairs Committee to take sides.
The session-long fight in some Nebraska lawmakers’ efforts to further restrict abortion and restrict some gender-affirming care for minors progressed forward Tuesday evening, with the majority of state senators voting in favor of State Senator Ben Hansen’s amendment and the bill itself.
The topic of election security has made it all the way to lawmakers in Washington D.C. who worry that the spread of misinformation is starting to take cause problems for polling workers voting places and those overseeing elections.