Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res. 107 which would establish the Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program for the placement in offices of Members of the House of Representatives of children, spouses, and siblings of members of the Armed Services who are hostile casualties or who have died from a training-related injury.
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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Bacon Praises Congress for Passing Tax Fix for Gold Star Families
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.
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.
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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.
Bipartisan bill would authorize grants for Veterans Resource Centers to advise, assist, and support military-connected students