U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD) announced a public-private partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). This partnership will invest millions of dollars into BD’s manufacturing operations in Nebraska.

"Nebraskans know how to get the job done. This partnership is good news because it will help us beat this nasty virus once we have a vaccine while making a big investment in Nebraska’s workers. This effort will take a heavy lift, and I’m grateful our state is going to play a big role.”