Nebraska Breakfast

 Are you planning to visit Washington, D.C.?  Come to the Nebraska Breakfast! WHAT IS THE NEBRASKA BREAKFAST?

In 1943, U.S. Senator Hugh Butler initiated a weekly informal meeting of the Nebraska delegation to discuss legislation. Members of the delegation began inviting guests, and soon a tradition was born: the Wednesday morning Nebraska Breakfast.

The Nebraska Breakfast is the oldest ongoing gathering of its kind on Capitol Hill. All Nebraskans visiting Washington D.C. and their guests are invited to attend and visit with their Congressional delegation. Each Member takes turns hosting the breakfast each year, with Senator Pete Ricketts hosting in 2024.

Nebraskans attending the breakfast should RSVP by please calling Senator Ricketts’ Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4224 or emailing The deadline to RSVP for each breakfast is 5pm ET/4pm CT the Monday prior to the date you wish to attend. For more information about the Nebraska Breakfast or to inquire about availability if you have missed the RSVP deadline, please call Senator Ricketts’ Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4224


The Nebraska Breakfast is held in the Dirksen Buffet in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 8:00am on the following dates:

  • March 6, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • March 13, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • March 20, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • April 10, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • April 17, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • May 1, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • May 8, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • May 15, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • May 22, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • June 5, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • June 12, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • July 10, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • July 24, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • July 31, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • September 11, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • September 18, 2024 (RSVP here)
  • September 25, 2024 (RSVP here)