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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

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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 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – National security is a top priority for Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and this week he supported a resolution condemning North Korea for development of missiles and toured Guantánamo Bay to get an update on the effectiveness of the facility.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Don Bacon returned from a bipartisan day trip to Guantanamo Bay.  The purpose of the travel was to provide Members of Congress, particularly freshmen, and professional staff from the House Armed Services Committee an opportunity to observe detention operations at Joint Task Force – Guantanamo (GTMO).

March 23, 2017 Press Release

Yesterday our longtime friends and allies in the United Kingdom were subjected to a cowardly attack at Parliament that shocked and saddened our nation. I strongly condemn these acts of terrorism that are being used to try and inflict fear in the hearts of many. The cowards who carry out these acts have no regard for human life and we must remain vigilant in protecting our nation from those who are engaging in a new kind of war with us; one that shows no boundaries. The U.S.

March 13, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the bi-partisan passage of the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill:

March 10, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Don Bacon, representing the 2nd District of Nebraska, held this live event to discuss the concerns of his constituents. He spoke about education and believes that the local school boards should be making decisions for their district. Congressman Bacon stated he supports President Trump’s temporary travel ban and is in favor of improving the vetting procedures. The congressman also spoke about protecting the environment and that he supports efforts to find renewable and sustainable energy.