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Bacon Leads Way on FY25 NDAA

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Washington– Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC) Cyber, Information Technology, and Innovation Subcommittee, voted late Wednesday evening in favor of advancing H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 57 – 1. This an...

Bacon Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY25 NDAA

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Washington, D.C.– U.S. Representative Don Bacon (R-NE), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation, delivered the following opening statement at the full committee markup for H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement Act and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). Rep. Bacon’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you M...

Bacon Discusses Priorities in 2024 Farm Bill

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Washington - Last week, House Agriculture Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R- PA) released his draft of the 2024 Farm Bill. This legislation is the product of nearly two years of work, and it shows. Farmers and ranchers, rural America, the food insecure, and the American taxpayers are well served in this bill. Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), who has served on the Ag committee since 2017, highlighted some o...

Reps. Carbajal and Bacon unveil bipartisan bill to help law enforcement staffing shortages and recruitment

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In honor of National Police Week and in efforts to introduce bipartisan legislation Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) along with other members presented a bill to help law enforcement shortage in Washington D.C. on Thursday. The Filling Public Safety Vacancies Act will provide the federal grant program that helps fund recruitment and hiring. The efforts come at a...

Bacon Announces Winners of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the 2024 Congressional Art Competition winners. “Every year, I am so impressed by the talent we have here right in the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska,” said Bacon. “I thank each of the students who entered and the teachers who helped mentor them.” Today, the winners and honorable mentions were displayed at the Cathedral Arts Project at 3...

3M Cuts the Ribbon on $67 Million Investment at Facility in Valley, Nebraska

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3M has cut the ribbon on a new 90,000-square-foot expansion at the company’s facility in Valley, Nebraska, that will increase the plant’s manufacturing capacity and add new jobs to the community. The $67 million investment includes new production lines, equipment and a warehouse, and will help 3M more quickly meet customer demand for the company’s personal safety products. The expansion of the pla...

Bacon’s LEOSA Bill Passes House Offers Real Solutions to Terrorism and Mass Shootings

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Washington – Rep. Don Bacon’s (NE-02) Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), H.R. 354, was passed by the House of Representatives today, in a 221-185 vote. Eighteen Republican Members joined Rep. Bacon as original cosponsors: Reps. Rick W. Allen (GA-12), Mark E. Armodei (NV-02), Andy Barr (KY-06), Dan Bishop (NC-08), Tim Burchett (TN-02), John R. Carter (TX-31), Randy Feenstra (IA-04), Micha...

Bipartisan bill aims to reduce police staffing shortages

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday aimed at reducing police officer shortages nationwide. Law enforcement leaders came to D.C. Thursday to share how a lack of officers has affected their cities. San Diego Police Sgt. Jared Wilson has been an officer more than 20 years. https://www.wtrf.com/news/washington-dc/bipartisan-bill-aims-to-reduce-police-staffing-shortages/

Lindsay Corporation Highlights Irrigation Technology at Celebration of Modern Ag Event in Washington

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OMAHA, Nebraska – Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, was on the National Mall to showcase how irrigation is essential for food security. More than 15,000 people flocked to the National Mall to see the ag equipment as part of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Celebration of Modern A...

Congressional letter seeks big increase in NASA science budget

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WASHINGTON — More than 40 House members have signed a letter asking for a significant increase in NASA’s science budget for 2025, a request that will be challenging to fulfill given spending caps. The May 1 letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee, signed by 44 members, asked appropriators to provide at least $9...

US (NE): Nebraska innovation campus break ground for new research center on precision agriculture

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), and Nebraska Innovation Campus held a groundbreaking ceremony today to launch the construction of the National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture. The state-of-the-art research center will be located on Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska...

Bacon Introduces Censure of Rep. Omar

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Washington - Today, Rep Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement when he filed his censure of Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) for her antisemitic remarks: “The recent remarks by Rep. Omar about Jewish American students being pro-genocide shows her increasing disregard for the Jewish people and she is perpetuating and increasing antisemitism in our country. The House of Representatives needs to tak...

Biden’s Israel threat slammed by pro-Israel lawmakers, mainstream Jewish groups

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President Joe Biden’s CNN interview threatening to cut off offensive weapons transfers to Israel if Israel invades Rafah drew quick criticism from Israel-backing Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, and from mainstream Jewish and pro-Israel organizations across the country. https://jewishinsider.com/2024/05/bidens-israel-threat-slammed-by-pro-israel-lawmakers-mainstream-jewish-groups/

Bacon Issues Statement on Campus Protests

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Bacon Issues Statement on Campus Protests Washington - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement on violent protests at campuses across our nation, that are directed toward Jewish Americans: "Our founding fathers believed the freedom of speech and to peaceably assemble was so paramount to our freedoms, that it was included in the First Amendment. Sadly, what is being ‘exercised’ ...

Bacon Introduces Income Tax Relief Bills for Americans

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Bacon Introduces Income Tax Relief Bills for Americans Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he was introducing two bills to help alleviate some of the financial burden many Americans carry. H.R. 8194 the Second Job Tax Relief Act of 2024, and H.R. 7870 the Tip Tax Information Act. Due to the Biden Administration’s out-of-control spending policies and spiraling inflation, the cost of...