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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

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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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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 5, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 31, 2017 Press Release
OMAHA, NE — Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement on the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, which took the lives of at least 80 people:
 
May 19, 2017 Press Release

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.

 

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 13, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian air base with cruise missiles last week was an appropriate response to the Syrian government’s recent use of sarin gas in attacking the town of Khan Sheikhoun, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., said Tuesday in Hastings.

“I thought it was appropriate, it was proportional,” Bacon said in an interview with the Tribune following a visit to an area cattle-feeding operation. “We needed to let (President Bashar al) Assad know you can’t gas your own people.”

April 12, 2017 In The News

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.

April 10, 2017 In The News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Italy to meet with  the G7 industrialized nations this week and the crisis in Syria will be on the agenda. Last week the U.S. fired dozens of missiles at an air base in Syria where chemical weapons were launched that killed more than 80 people and injured dozens more.  Congressman Bacon agrees the air strike on Syria was necessary but there are no winners here.