WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer released the following statement following the passing of former U.S. Senator David Karnes (R-Neb.):

“Nebraskans admired Senator Karnes’ dedicated service and his commitment to our state and his community. I always appreciated his support and was honored to have him escort me on the floor of the U.S. Senate when I was sworn in for my first term. I will miss conversations with my good friend. My condolences go out to his wife Kris, his children, and his family as they mourn this difficult loss.”