WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today voted against a disapproval resolution for President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Senator Fischer issued the following statement after the vote:

“The question before Senators as they voted today was whether or not they agree with the president that the crisis at our southern border is a national emergency. I do. The month of February saw record-breaking unauthorized southwest border crossings, which soared to more than 76,000 people. Securing our southern border is an urgent national security issue that must be addressed to keep our country and our families safe.  

“Today I voted against the disapproval resolution and in support of the president’s national emergency declaration. Drugs, violent criminals, and human traffickers present a serious risk to our nation as they cross the southern border. We need to ramp up our efforts to secure our border and protect our people.”