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Letter From Wesley Hunt, Don Bacon, 40 Congressmen to AT&T DirecTV Opposing Censorship

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Letter From Wesley Hunt, Don Bacon, 40 Congressmen to AT&T DirecTV Opposing Censorship This is the full text of a letter, dated Jan. 20 from Rep. Wesley Hunt, R-Texas, and signed by 41 other members of Congress, to executives of AT&T's DirecTV management: John Stankey, CEO of AT&T, William Morrow, CEO of DirecTV, and Jon Winkelried, CEO of TPG Capital. https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/at-t-direc...

Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel

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Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a retired Air Force brigadier general, was announced last week as the lawmaker who will head up the House Armed Services Committee’s new military quality of life panel. Bacon said military pay issues will be at the forefront of its work over the next year. https://www.airforcetimes.com/pay-benefits/2023/01/30...

Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union

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Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will be joined by Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC at the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 2023. Schwedhelm has more than 40 years of experience and was one of the original staff of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Currently, she serves as one of the leaders of the Global Ce...

'That Pisses Me Off': Congressman to Lead Panel on Struggles for Troops Focusing on Pay, Food Insecurity

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'That Pisses Me Off': Congressman to Lead Panel on Struggles for Troops Focusing on Pay, Food Insecurity With the House personnel subcommittee targeting "other issues" like politicization in the military, the House Armed Services Committee has set up a new panel that will exclusively focus on the issues that directly impact service members' quality of life. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023...

Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union

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Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will be joined by Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC at the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 2023. Schwedhelm has more than 40 years of experience and was one of the original staff of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Currently, she serves as one of the leaders of the Global C...

Bill to abolish the IRS likely dead in the House, GOP lawmaker predicts

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Bill to abolish the IRS likely dead in the House, GOP lawmaker predicts 1/25/23 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bill-abolish-irs-likely-dead-house-gop-lawmaker-predicts "I was told initially by the speaker’s office… that they’re going to put this bill on the floor and vote on it up or down," Bacon said. "I raised a fit about it, I’m trying to use clean language here, because it’s got to go throug...

Dems mobilize to defend Omar in face of GOP defections

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Dems mobilize to defend Omar in face of GOP defections January 25, 2023 “I’ll listen to the debate and review comments she’s made. But, the Dems should not be surprised by this. Pelosi set a new standard on how the majority treats the minority. … Now the new minority will have to live by [the] same standard,” Bacon said in a statement. https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/24/democrats-ilhan-omar-...

Armed Services committee adds 11 members, quality of life panel

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Armed Services committee adds 11 members, quality of life panel Rogers has also said military personnel issues will be a major focus for the committee, and announced the formation of a “servicemember quality of life” panel to be led by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2023/01/25/armed-services-committee-adds-11-members-quality-of-life-panel/

Rep. Don Bacon on the Debt Ceiling and Federal Spending

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Washington Journal Rep. Don Bacon on the Debt Ceiling and Federal Spending Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) talked about the state of the economy, federal spending, and the debt ceiling battle. https://www.c-span.org/video/?525512-101/washington-journal-rep-don-bacon-r-ne-discusses-debt-ceiling-federal-spending

Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel

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Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was announced today as a returning member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 118th Congress. Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) also announced his intent to establish a special panel on the committee focused on military quality of life which will be led by Bacon, who has ...

Republican Congressman Don Bacon urges bipartisanship on debt ceiling

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Republican Congressman Don Bacon urges bipartisanship on debt ceiling As the battle over the debt ceiling heats up in Congress, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Congressman Don Bacon, a Republican from Nebraska, about the negotiations. https://www.npr.org/2023/01/19/1150075811/republican-congressman-don-bacon-urges-bipartisanship-on-debt-ceiling

Opening Volleys Fired as Biden, House GOP Begin Debt Ceiling Battle That May Last Till Summer

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Opening Volleys Fired as Biden, House GOP Begin Debt Ceiling Battle That May Last Till Summer “There is not a proposed bill to vote on or even look at to make a decision. I think the president, GOP, and Dem leaders in Congress should negotiate and agree to raising the debt limit along with a commitment to reduce spending.”--Rep. Bacon https://www.theepochtimes.com/opening-volleys-fired-as-biden-ho...

Houlahan introduces legislation to protect petroleum reserves from foreign adversaries

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U.S. House Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) reintroduced their bipartisan Banning Oil Exports to Foreign Adversaries Act for the 118th Congress. Their bill would ban China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other sanctioned nations from purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves; it is the most bipartisan and comprehensive policy solution put forward on this national s...

CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY FOODS IN SNAP

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A Nebraska Congressman says there isn’t enough support for healthy foods in the current farm bill. Don Bacon tells Brownfield the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs additional resources to expand programs. “I like the double bucks program that when you buy healthy fruits and vegetables, your SNAP money goes twice as far.” Read the article here.

DOD Budget: Will Congress Cut in 2024—or Hold Steady?

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After back-to-back years of significant spending increases for defense, Congressional hawks may face stiffer opposition in the year ahead, with pushback from members of both major political parties. Opposition to defense spending increases from one wing of the Republican Party emerged during the protracted process to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker of the House. To secure the speak...