National Defense

I believe in peace through strength. Our military combat capability has been reduced by two-thirds since I gave my first oath back in 1985, but we maintain worldwide commitments, which is stretching us to the breaking point. We need to retool our military with the latest technology, reduce the massive headquarters’ staffs, and reform our acquisition processes.

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November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded through December 20, 2019. He released the following statement:

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) yesterday voted to pass H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act (PACT Act), and H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide. Rep. Bacon is a cosponsor of H.R. 4695.

The PACT Act is bi-partisan legislation that will take action to impose sanctions on Turkey for their invasion of northern Syria, although it still requires Senate action and approval by the President.

October 18, 2019 In The News
October 8, 2019 Press Release

OMAHA, NE – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the importance of the Open Skies Treaty:

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was named by the House of Representatives as a conferee to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee. A conference committee resolves the differences between Senate and House versions of the same bill, and this is Rep. Bacon’s third consecutive appointment. Rep. Bacon previously served on the FY18 and FY19 NDAA conference committees.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), made the following remarks after he voted no on H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 following consideration by the House of Representatives.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), recently completed the committee’s 21 hour-marathon consideration of H.R. 2500, the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Rep. Bacon, an Air Force veteran and retired Brigadier General, is a leading congressional advocate for the armed services and military families.