U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Air Force's selection of Offutt Air Force Base as one of five finalists for a new MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle mission control unit. 

"Offutt is second to none and these airmen are well suited to the MQ-9 program. Nebraskans can get this job done. Senator Fischer has the respect and admiration of our entire community for her hard work for Offutt on the Armed Services Committee."