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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

Armed Services

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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July 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Introduced by Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, the NDAA provides the readiness, resources, and reform needed to strengthen the U.S. military.

July 5, 2017 In The News

North Korea will be the subject of an emergency meeting at the UN Security Council after a successful launch of an ICBM on Tuesday. North Korea claims it could reach anywhere in the world.   Congressman Don Bacon revealed more information about North Korea’s capabilities.  He says they have at least ten nuclear weapons and that is at the unclassified level and they are working to make the warheads smaller to put them on these missiles that can now hit Alaska and Hawaii.  He says hitting the continental United States is just a matter of time.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Responding to world-wide cyber-attacks, which are devastating businesses and jeopardizing the function of critical US infrastructure, Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was approved for inclusion by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC).  His amendment will enhance cyber security training to further protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. Congressman Bacon is a member of the HASC.

June 9, 2017 Page

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement today following the passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation, or PRIVATE Act

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Heartfelt pleas from Estonia and Poland government leaders for a permanent presence by the United States Military was fresh on the mind of Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), after he returned from a week-long bipartisan CODEL to Europe led by Speaker Paul Ryan. Currently, the United States rotates troops in and out of these two countries.

April 18, 2017 Press Release

(OMAHA, NE) Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the first stop of a trip by a bipartisan congressional delegation to reaffirm relationships with U.S. partners.

“The long-term security of America will require a strategic plan that involves a solid relationship with key allies around the world,” noted Congressman Don Bacon. “I was pleased to engage in meaningful dialogue with top government officials in Norway on the current political landscape of Europe; security challenges from Syria, Iran, and Russia; as well as economic and trade issues.”

April 17, 2017 Press Release

(OMAHA, NE) Yesterday, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in a bipartisan delegation traveling to key European ally nations, with the goal of strengthening economic and security ties with our NATO partners. The delegation will travel to the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, and Estonia to meet with government officials and military leaders where they will review and discuss evolving security threats facing Europe as well as opportunities for greater economic cooperation. 

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) is co-sponsoring legislation that will give National Guard and Reserve Component forces eligibility for certain benefits available to active duty forces who deploy and perform equivalent duties. H.R. 1384 will provide fairness to those who are fighting alongside America’s active duty forces.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Don Bacon returned from a bipartisan day trip to Guantanamo Bay.  The purpose of the travel was to provide Members of Congress, particularly freshmen, and professional staff from the House Armed Services Committee an opportunity to observe detention operations at Joint Task Force – Guantanamo (GTMO).