OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon will travel to Europe next week with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Their trip is a political mission to improve U.S. relations with European allies after an outbreak of global terrorism. Bacon, of course, is a former air force general. Wednesday evening he held a town hall meeting for metro veterans.
Congressman Bacon's Committees
I am eager to rebuild America’s Military and restore readiness to the Joint Force on the House Armed Services, work to suppress burdensome and unnecessary regulations that stifle small businesses and the economy on the House Small Business Committee and represent the most productive farmers and ranchers in the world on the House Agriculture Committee.
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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.
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.
Congressman Donald Bacon Representative of Nebraska’s 2nd District will be in western Nebraska June 24-25.
Bacon is on the House Committee on Agriculture and is looking to broaden his knowledge of agriculture in the state.
“I was raised on a corn, soybean farm and cattle operation,” he said. “So, this is a chance for me to expand my knowledge on sugar beets, dry beans and a good opportunity to meet the folks of Nebraska agriculture.”
The Farm Bill is coming up this year and Bacon said his goal is to make sure Nebraska gets a good Farm Bill.
This country was founded by entrepreneurs - people willing to face the uncertainty and risks others found daunting. We are the strongest nation on earth because this spirit of entrepreneurship has been a driving force throughout our history, leading us to discoveries which have added efficiency, comfort, and productivity to our lives. Entrepreneurs are found in every setting. Our district is no different, but knowing where to start can be daunting.
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) There could be good news for farmers looking to participate in a popular federal land conservation program.
Don Bacon spent his 29-year military career pursuing lofty dreams in the wild blue yonder, at one point serving as commander of the 55th Air Wing at Offutt Air Force Base and eventually retiring as a USAF brigadier general in 2014.
What many constituents may not know about the freshman Republican congressman from Papillion, however, is that he grew up with his feet squarely on the ground and dirt under his fingernails.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Urban Agriculture sounds like a term at odds with itself but it's a growing phenomenon and it's growing right here in the metro.
OMAHA, Neb. —
Students from Bryan High School's agriculture academy got out of the classroom Wednesday- to talk crops with U.S. Rep. Don Bacon and U.S. Department of Agriculture acting undersecretary Dr. Ann Bartuska.
"It opens up a lot more opportunities for some of the kids in our agriculture academy to branch out and see a bunch of different ideas of what kind of careers are out there,” Nicholas Birdsley, a student in the agriculture academy, said.
From cotton and peanuts to corn and beef, there can be a lot to learn for a new congressman serving on the House Agriculture Committee, especially when a new federal farm bill is being crafted.
Back in Nebraska for Congress’ Easter recess, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Omaha has been taking advantage of the opportunity to meet with Nebraska farmers and ranchers.