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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

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April 13, 2018 Press Release

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."


April 4, 2018 In The News

Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) joined Erik Rosales from CBN News to discuss Russian government cyberattacks on the United States' power grid and ways the government is working on new protections. 

March 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) bill, H.R. 5079 DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Field Engagement Accountability Act, was passed by the House of Representatives today.  This important legislation will help bolster the partnership between DHS and fusion centers across the United States.  H.R. 5079 has seven bipartisan cosponsors including House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10).  This is Rep. Bacon’s second bill to be approved by the House.

February 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today introduced H.R. 5079, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Field Engagement Accountability Act. Original bipartisan sponsors of the bill include: Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), Congressman Clay Higgins (LA-03), Congressman John Katko (NY-24), and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09).

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.