WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass the disaster aid bill today.

“It is long past time that we put politics aside and provide support to the Americans who desperately need it. Whether it’s for flooding in the Midwest or hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, this funding is critical. I’m glad that Senators from both sides of the aisle were able to come together to get this done. Now, the House must pass this bill and the President needs to immediately sign it so we can start providing much-needed aid to the many disaster-stricken areas across the country.”