We need to defeat ISIS with assertive leadership, our superior airpower, and special forces Iraq and other regional partners should be the lead with ground forces. Our regional partners will do this with strong American leadership, and leading from behind will not get the job done.
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OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement on the president's announcement of U.S. military strikes in Syria:
"I support the president’s actions to join our allies, Great Britain and France, to engage in targeted airstrikes on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities. The horrific acts committed by Assad against his own people must be addressed and taken seriously, as does Russia’s involvement with this regime. I urge my colleagues to support this limited action and our brave men and women in uniform."
WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement following the President's remarks on Jerusalem:
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OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will travel to Israel next week to receive updates on the U.S.-Israel relationship, the peace process, Israel’s security situation, and important political and economic trends in the region. He will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and explore opportunities for bilateral economic and technological cooperation with the Israeli business community.
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.
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.
OMAHA, NE — Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in regards to the London terror attacks:
"Not only do our prayers go out to the people of London, but as Theresa May said in her statement last night, 'Enough is Enough', in this global fight against radical Islamic terrorism.We will stand with Great Britain and build upon our strong military and intelligence partnership that has long been a cornerstone of our national security strategy. Her enemy is our enemy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he will be co-sponsoring HR 672 the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, which reflects his commitment to ensuring religious freedom and reducing religious persecution.
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.