U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding Nebraska's birthday.

"On this day 154 years ago the best state in the Union was formed. We have a lot to be proud of in the home of 'The Good Life,' from Chief Standing Bear to Willa Cather, from all of our farmers and ranchers who feed the world to all of our men and women in uniform who work hard to keep our country safe, and of course, the best fans in college sports. Happy Birthday, Nebraska."