U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after President Trump signed disaster relief legislation into law. Sasse and the Senate passed the legislation last month.

"This is great news for our state. I’m grateful that the President signed this relief legislation into law. It's an important down payment and a big deal for Nebraska as we keep working hard to recover."

Legislation background:
 
Expands payment for lost crops and livestock to include “milk and on-farm stored commodities” and “crops prevented from planting in 2019.”
 
Adds $500 million in emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers for rehabilitating farmland damaged by natural disasters, including the 2019 Floods.
 
Increases funds for Air Force construction costs from $700 million to $1 billion and included 2019 flood damage.