Ben (Ben) Sasse (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.4224
FAX: 202.228.0436
District: 308.233.3677
Room 139 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2709

Residence: Fremont, NE
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Melissa   DOB: 2/22/1972
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
Co-ChairSenate National Security Working Group
MemberSenate Subcommittee on the Constitution
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
MemberSenate Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberSenate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
FC MemberSenate Western Caucus


Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan with the honor of representing the Cornhusker state in the U.S. Senate. Having never run for anything before, he and his family campaigned tirelessly in a rickety old campaign bus in 2013 and 2014, ultimately winning all of Nebraska's 93 counties in one of the biggest landslides in state history.

After deciding with his family to run for re-election in 2020, Ben set a record, earning the most votes in the history of Nebraska - again winning all 93 counties.

Like many Nebraskans, Ben learned about hard work in corn and bean fields at an early age. The son of a coach and a graduate of Fremont High, he was recruited to wrestle at Harvard and subsequently earned a PhD in American history at Yale. An occasional professor, Ben has spent most of his worklife helping companies and institutions through technological and leadership disruptions. He's worked with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company, as well as private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations, to tackle failing strategies across dozens of sectors and nations.

Before being elected to the Senate, Ben spent five years as a college president. When he was recruited to lead Midland University, Ben was just 37, making him one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. The 130-year-old Lutheran college in Ben's hometown was on the verge of bankruptcy when he arrived, but became one of the nation's fastest-growing schools just three years later.

A member of the intelligence, judiciary, finance, and budget committees, Ben is focused on the future of work, the future of war, and the First Amendment. He worries that the Senate lacks urgency about cyber and about the nation's generational debt crisis. An opponent of perpetual incumbency, he has no intention of spending his life in the Senate.

Ben has written two books - one about the evaporating distinction between adolescence and perpetual adolescence in economies with limited work for teenagers, and the other about the paradox of loneliness and collapsing local community precisely as the digital revolution makes middle-class Americans the richest people in human history. Both books quickly became national best-sellers.

Ben and his wife, Melissa, have three kids - Corrie, Alex, and Breck, any one of whom can often be spotted accompanying their dad on their weekly commute from Nebraska to Capitol Hill. In their spare time, the Sasse kids seek to break their parents via more unauthorized pet adoptions.