WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement following the Senate passage of the final six of twelve funding bills at 2 a.m. this morning. The package now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

“The Senate worked in a bipartisan way to avoid a major blow to our economy and keep the government funded. In this package, we secured funding to improve the detection and seizure of fentanyl at our borders, give well-deserved pay raises to our servicemembers, and help law enforcement and firefighters to keep our communities safe. In addition, I secured crucial resources for Minnesotans, including bolstering emergency medical services, expanding child care access, and increasing health care workforce training.”

This package includes the following funding bills: Defense; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Programs; Legislative Branch; Financial Services and General Government; State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs; and Homeland Security.