WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement today after voting in support of bipartisan legislation for border security:

“I’ve listened to Nebraskans and they have been clear they want both border security and government to function. The bipartisan bill I voted for today keeps the government open and provides a historic $22.5 billion in investment for border security and construction.”

The vast majority of the legislation mirrors text from six appropriations bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee during 2018.

The $22.5 billion in this bill is the largest ever investment in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE through the regular appropriations process.