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Fischer Worked to Include Nebraska in Supplemental Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed a disaster supplemental bill that included funding for Nebraska flood recovery. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), who worked with her staff to include the state of Nebraska in the bill, applauded its passage and released the following statement:

“Today the U.S. Senate came together in a bipartisan manner and passed a disaster supplemental bill that includes significant relief for Nebraska.  Our families, ag producers, communities, and military installations affected by the catastrophic flooding need assistance and that’s why I fought hard for our state throughout this process. What we passed today is a critical first step to help Nebraskans rebuild and move forward in a positive direction. I hope the House will follow suit and pass this bill without delay.”

Senator Fischer fought to include the following provisions in the Senate-passed disaster bill that will help Nebraska:

Agriculture

  • $3,005,442,000 for crop losses
  • $435 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program in the Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • $558 million for the “Emergency Conservation Program”

Economic Development

  • $600 million for the Economic Development Assistance Program

Army Corps of Engineers

  • $1 billion for the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account in the Corps of Engineers

Defense

  • $670 million for the Air Force Operations and Maintenance in support of disaster relief and recovery
  • $1 billion for Air Force Military Construction