WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement after voting in favor of a continuing resolution (CR) to continue funding the government and avert a shutdown:

“I am pleased that through bipartisan cooperation Congress was able to reach an agreement to keep government open. During this process, I worked to ensure that this CR replenishes funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). That funding is critical for our farmers. Importantly, this legislation also includes resources for important food aid and nutrition programs.”

Earlier this month, Senator Fischer called on Congress to immediately reimburse the CCC. See her full remarks here.

This legislation, which now heads to President Trump’s desk, will keep the government funded through December 11.