WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after 13 House Democrats and all Republicans voted for the Motion to Recommit H.J. Res 31., which would have paid Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, including the U.S. Coast Guard, through January 24th, and require further negotiation to secure the border and reopen DHS:
I will support a Balanced Budget Amendment. We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We need to reduce the size of our bureaucracies in Washington, D.C.
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“It is unconscionable that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to kick the can down the road once again regarding border security, which is national security. They offer no compromises. Sen. Schumer owes the American people a compromise to prevent a filibuster instead of digging in his heels. This is not only about illegal immigration, but also about combatting human trafficking, fentanyl and terrorism."
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) released a statement following their ‘yea’ vote and successful advocacy to remove Ebola funding cuts from the rescissions package:
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act, that includes funding for the Department of Defense, veterans, natural disaster assistance and critical health care programs:
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in voting to fully fund the Department of Defense for one year and extend community health care funding:
“For the fourth time, this legislative body has passed funding to adequately support our military and its operations. Our troops have been stretched too thin and have suffered far too long resulting in training accidents, shortfalls in operations and maintenance, and outdated equipment.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released a statement following the passage of legislation to fund the government:
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after government funding expired:
"Government shutdowns reflect dysfunction and hyper partisanship. We should be sitting together and developing a bipartisan solution to secure our border, reform antiquated immigration policies, and find a permanent solution for our DACA youth so they don’t have to worry about deportation. Shutting down the government is not the way to solve this problem.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting to fund the government: