U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after twelve more Nebraska counties were approved by FEMA to receive individual assistance. Recently, Senators Sasse and Fischer urged FEMA to expedite aid for Nebraska counties which had not yet been designated eligible for individual assistance.

"Across our state, Nebraskans are working hard to clean up and rebuild. The individual assistance designation from FEMA is an important step to help our communities recover. There's still a lot of work to do, but I'm glad our federal partners are taking the situation seriously."