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July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, because it is anti-worker, anti-business and would cause the loss of up to 3.7 million jobs. It mandates a 107 percent increase in the federal minimum wage. He issued the following statement regarding the negative effects of the legislation, based on findings by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO):

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska.

Four areas of concern to Rep. Bacon, addressed in the 2018 Farm Bill, include: trade promotion, a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, an affordable crop insurance program, and continued research funding for universities such as the University of Nebraska. 

October 1, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C.— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the final bill in the Tax Reform 2.0 package last week:

September 27, 2017 Press Release

After today’s release of tax reform framework, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement:


August 15, 2017 Press Release

OMAHA, NE Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he will host a Small Business Procurement Conference and a Paths to Success: Education Fair; both open to all residents of the Second Congressional District.

August 5, 2017 In The News

Omaha Track, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-2) and local railroad officials on Aug. 2 for a facility tour and public policy discussion.

July 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01), Chairman of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, will join him in the Second Congressional District of Nebraska on Monday, July 31, 2017, to discuss initiatives and issues facing small businesses.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. This week, Congressman Don Bacon (NE02) along with 22 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to exclude tinplate steel and aluminum for food packaging in any import restrictions initiated under, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. This investigation was launched to determine whether steel and aluminum imports threaten or impair our national security.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in a bipartisan support of H.R. 2353 the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which will help more Americans earn a lifetime of success by streamlining and supporting programs that provide knowledge and hands-on training to high school and community college students necessary for a broad range of industries. Since 1984, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education, or CTE programs.