Veterans

Our veterans serve a whole career, volunteer to fight our wars, and spend countless months and years away from their families. We must maintain the promises we gave them when they volunteered. To do otherwise is a breach of contract.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

Bacon Praises Congress for Passing Tax Fix for Gold Star Families

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues in introducing bi-partisan legislation to reduce the tax on benefits paid to survivors of deceased service members. Over the last month, Rep. Bacon heard from Gold Star families who have received higher tax bills due to the recent simplification of the tax code. Upon learning of impacts to these military families, Rep. Bacon immediately engaged with his colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee and the newly formed For Country Caucus to correct this oversight.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Don Bacon (NE-02)  a nearly 30-year veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation with Representatives Michael Waltz (FL-06) and Seth Moulton (MA-06) that would increase benefits for Gold Star families.

November 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the House Veterans Affairs Committee held the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to task during an oversight hearing regarding GI Bill payment delays.

September 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a strong show of support for our nation’s veterans, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted on September 13 in favor of the Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bill. This historic bill includes $86.5 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $5 billion above the 2018 fiscal year. It was passed by the House and Senate and is awaiting the President’s signature.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

Bipartisan bill would authorize grants for Veterans Resource Centers to advise, assist, and support military-connected students 

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after his first bill, H.R. 3897 the Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act passed on the House floor:

October 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, October 2, 2017, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) introduced H.R. 3897, the Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act of 2017, which would fill in the gaps of current support laws for Gold Star families.