Monday, the U.S. Senate passed the Energy and Water, Military-Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. This bill would allow the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation to continue maintaining and operating water projects in the state of Nebraska. Other funding for programs in the bill would address priorities for U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
“Fighting for Nebraska, making tough decisions, and setting spending priorities are the reasons why I came to Washington. I’m pleased the Senate has approved funding for government programs that enable the maintenance and operation of water projects in Nebraska to protect our drinking water, prevent harmful flooding, and secure agriculture producers’ access to water for irrigation. In addition, we have come together to support new infrastructure at STRATCOM and the deterrence mission performed by the men and women serving there,” said Senator Fischer.