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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

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December 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the statement below following this morning's attack in New York City:

November 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was selected as the newest member of the House Homeland Security Committee by Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10). Rep. Bacon will sit on the Border and Maritime Security and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection subcommittees.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Don Bacon (R-NE) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), in a strong bipartisan effort, have introduced H. J.Res. 118, a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), to provide clear Congressional authorization guidelines for the use of military force.

 

August 22, 2017 In The News

Congressman Don Bacon discusses the President's new strategy for Afghanistan with CNN's John Berman.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

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.

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 29, 2017 Press Release

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.

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.

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.”