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REP. BACON’S MLK JR. DAY STATEMENT

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released a statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated on January 18, 2021: “Today we remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for America. His dream that we will one day live in a nation where we will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character. It still rings true ... Read More »

BACON VOTES TO NOT IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump: “Last week, as my staff and I remained in lockdown while a mob terrorized our nation’s Capitol, I became increasingly outraged and saddened that our great country was so devastatingly divided. Our Capitol was overrun with violence and it angered ... Read More »

BACON VOTES NO ON RULES PACKAGE LIMITING VOICES OF ALL AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against the rules package as presented by the House Democrats. H. Res 8 – Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress as introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-05) dramatically alters the motion to recommit (MTR), which has been a right afforded to the minority side for over 100 years. “Some House Democrat lead... Read More »

REP. BACON SWORN INTO 117th CONGRESS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after being sworn into the 117th Congress: “For four years, I have worked hard to defend and enforce our beloved Constitution; strengthen military modernization and readiness; create opportunities for our agriculture-business community; improve the foster care system; and break through political dysfunction thr... Read More »

BACON VOTES IN FAVOR OF NDAA

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BACON VOTES IN FAVOR OF NDAA Washington, D.C. -Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting in favor of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act: "Last night I voted in favor of the Defense Bill that gives us the best deterrence capabilities against China and Russia, and invests in cyber, stealth, and a strong Navy. My measure that initiates making UNMC a national... Read More »

REP. BACON CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2020

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Omaha, Neb. – Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in observance of Christmas Day: “Merry Christmas! It is true what they say—it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones. However, this year will look different than most. The coronavirus has turned our nation upside down, and along the way, we’ve lost many friends a... Read More »

Editorial: Small-business recovery is a vital need for Nebraska

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Congressional negotiators have finally reached agreement on a new round of aid to households and businesses hit hard by the COVID crisis. That badly needed assistance, totaling $900 billion, can address a host of needs across the nation and in the Midlands. In Nebraska, one of the most crucial is helping small businesses get through the next few months. [...] This downturn raises major concern fo... Read More »

House passes relief bill

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Omaha, Neb. (KETV) - Up against the clock, the House voting to approve a massive spending bill that will avert a government shutdown at midnight and provide $900 billion in much needed economic relief. The bill now goes to the Senate, and if it passes, is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) says the program will help businesses survive. Watch the full s... Read More »

Relief could be coming to Omaha music venues

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Live entertainment; something those around the country and in Omaha have not been able to witness since March. [...] Help could be on the way. The "Save Our Stages" program might be included in the nearly $1 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Congressman Don Bacon supports it being included with other small business aid. “I think it’s vital, our live stages, our theaters, our l... Read More »

RELIEF COMING TO AMERICANS AS PART OF PACKAGE NEGOTIATED BY BACON AND PROBLEM SOLVERS

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RELIEF COMING TO AMERICANS AS PART OF PACKAGE NEGOTIATED BY BACON AND PROBLEM SOLVERS Washington, D.C. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and the Problem Solvers Caucus led the way in providing relief to Americans who are hurting because of COVID. The Bipartisan Emergency COVID relief Act of 2020 consists of $892billion of emergency assistance for American families, workers, and small businesses and u... Read More »

BACON AND PROBLEM SOLVERS LEAD WAY TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) announced tonight that the House will vote tomorrow on the Bipartisan Emergency COVID relief Act of 2020. It consists of $900 billion of emergency assistance for American families, workers and small businesses. “I am proud of the work the Problem Solvers Caucus, that I am a part of, did to break the gridlock on the COVID supplemental and bring relie... Read More »

Relief could be coming to Omaha music venues

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Live entertainment; something those around the country and in Omaha have not been able to witness since March. “We are one of the first industries to close, and we will be among the last to fully reopen,” said Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/relief-could-be-coming-to-omaha-music-venues Relief could be coming to Omaha m... Read More »

Provision Renaming Bases Included in FY21 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress this week includes a process to renames military installations named after Confederate soldiers; the provision is similar to legislation drafted by Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02), a retired brigadier general and nearly 30-year Air Force veteran, and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), House Armed Services Vice Chair and ... Read More »

For Country Caucus Statement on NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, For Country Caucus Chairs U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) issued the following statement urging the president to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The House and Senate both adopted the bipartisan final NDAA conference report. “As members of the bipartisan For Country Caucus, comprised of veterans who h... Read More »

BACON CALLS 2021 NDAA A ‘WIN’

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Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in adopting the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 by a veto-proof majority vote of 335 to 78. The report is the product of the NDAA Conference Committee, a select group of House Members and Senators who meet to reconcile differences in the defense bills passed... Read More »