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BACON HONORS CONSTITUTION, VOTES AGAINST D.C. STATEHOOD

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Washington, D.C.—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 51, the D.C. Admission Act, which would grant statehood to the District of Columbia: “H.R. 51 is unconstitutional as it does not rescind the 23rd Amendment, which give the areas known as ‘The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States” a number of electors of President eq... Read More »

BACON JOINS STEFANIK, COSPONSORS WAGE EQUITY ACT

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Washington – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) became an original cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (NY-21) Wage Equity Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Modeled after bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law in states across the country, the bill encourages employers to proactively evaluate their pay practices and eliminate pay disparities in their workplaces, while e... Read More »

BACON NAMED TO TOP 20% OF MOST EFFECTIVE LAWMAKERS

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Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been ranked in the top 20% of Republicans for legislative effectiveness in the 116th Congress. The Center for Effective Lawmaking bases the scores on 15 metrics regarding the bills that each member of Congress sponsors, how substantial their policy proposals are, and how far they move through the lawmaking process. “I have found that by working across the ai... Read More »

Congressman Bacon in Broken Bow Thursday

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Nebraska's U.S. Congressman from the Second District was in Broken Bow Thursday (April 8, 2021) to tour a hog barn with Thomas Livestock Company, Inc. and visit with pork producers. Bacon currently serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Homeland Security Committee. The second district includes the Omaha metro, Douglas County and areas of wes... Read More »

BACON URGES BIDEN TO MAINTAIN SMALL MILITARY PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: "I deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks and have seen first-hand the effectiveness of our counter-terrorism operations. After nearly 2... Read More »

NEBRASKA CONGRESSMAN FOCUSES ON RURAL ISSUES, BIO SECURITY

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Nebraska U.S. Congressman Don Bacon says the foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank could open by the end of the year. “It was my initiative to get the food-and-mouth disease vaccine bank started. It’s a three-year process and we’re in our third year and I hope this year it will be operational.” In July, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the initial purchase of vaccine f... Read More »

Rep. Don Bacon suffering lingering effects from 2018 train crash

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For the past three years, Rep. Don Bacon has suffered from a persistent cough and shortness of breath that left the 57-year-old retired Air Force brigadier general gasping for air when attempting his regular 7-mile runs. Doctors at first diagnosed him with late-onset asthma, a condition that is rare for someone in middle age. But the condition worsened — especially after he contracted COVID-19 in... Read More »

Rep. Bacon Hosts Tele-town hall on Emergency Preparedness

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With severe weather season approaching, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) partnered with local emergency officials on March 24, 2021 to discuss emergency preparedness for home and business, during a live tele-town hall. Rep. Bacon’s guests included Nebraska Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Operations Manager Earl Immler, a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), and We... Read More »

Bacon, Spanberger Reintroduce Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act to Recognize Long-Term Risks of Military Firefighting, Strengthen VA Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced l the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act, which provides veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. The bipartisan legislation is named after Powhatan County, Virginia resident Michael Lecik, a former U.S. Air Force... Read More »

US Allies Threatened By Russian Nukes Under Biden

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Russia's growing nuclear arsenal and President Biden's inaction on nuclear weapons may put American allies in grave danger, Republicans and defense experts say. [...] Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.), a co-chair of the House Baltic caucus, said that a weakened nuclear stance would also hurt other European allies. "Our European allies understand the importance of countering Russia and China’s growing thre... Read More »

BACON, PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS URGE LEADERSHIP TO RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues by urging Congressional leadership to return to regular order in the House, allowing for open debate on the House floor, committee hearings, and amendments. In a letter officially endorsed by the 58-Member bipartisan Caucus, including 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans, the group called for adhering t... Read More »

Bacon Informational Tele-Town Hall

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Bacon Informational Tele-Town Hall Omaha, Neb. - With severe weather season approaching, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has partnered with local emergency officials to discuss emergency preparedness for home and business, during a tele-town hall on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. CT. Rep. Bacon’s guests include: FEMA: Jay Van Der Werff, Ph.D ., FEMA Region VII (Acting) Deputy Regional Administrator and D... Read More »

Congresista Don Bacon DACA y TPS tienen su amparo

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La Cámara de Representantes ya dio luz verde a la posibilidad de que cientos de personas con DACA o TPS se conviertan en ciudadanos. Ahora, esta propuesta comienza su arduo camino de votación por el Senado. "Localmente, congresistas como Don Bacon se aseguraron de brindar su voto a la propuesta de ley. Su apoyo, es la manera de cumplir una promesa que le hizo a nuestra comunidad desde un principi... Read More »

BACON VOTES TO PROTECT WOMEN AND SANCTITY OF LIFE

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today protected women’s safety and rights, as well as the sanctity of life by voting against two bills, H.J. Res. 17, which would remove the deadline for the ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. “Groups such as NARAL and NOW have said that the ERA is fundamental to ove... Read More »