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Problem Solvers show how Congress can work from home with virtual floor debate

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Two dozen members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus hosted a virtual floor debate on state and local funding Thursday, hoping to illustrate that the House can conduct official proceedings remotely. But the experimental session was not without a few technological hiccups. Caucus members used the Zoom videoconferencing app to connect with one another for the mock debate, telecasting the proce... Read More »

Bacon Issues Statement on Open Skies Withdrawal

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon issued the following statement after President Donald Trump indicated that the United States would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty in six months, if Russia did not return to full compliance: “Though some of the oldest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the two OC-135s based at Offutt Air Force Base continue to play an important role in this international t... Read More »

BACON, GARAMENDI INTRODUCE BASE PROTECTION ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02) and John Garamendi (CA-03) introduced H.R. 6922, the Base Applications Sped Expeditiously Protection (BASE Protection) Act, which directs the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize and expedite Section 408 permit applications that provide military installations with enhanced resilience. Section 408 is the process and criteria that the Corps use... Read More »

SENATE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES BACON’S NEVER AGAIN EDUCATION ACT

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Omaha, Neb.— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement today after the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, a bipartisan bill that provides our nation’s teachers with the resources and training they need to teach our children the important lessons of the Holocaust and the consequences of intolerance and hate. The bill overwhelmingly passed the Hou... Read More »

Bacon Urges Senate Leadership to Pass Antilynching Legislation This Year

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass antilynching legislation this year by bringing H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, to the Senate floor for a vote. The language of H.R. 35 was previously passed by the Senate in February 2019 as Senator Kamala Harris’ legislation, S. 488 the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Rep. Bacon ... Read More »

Bacon Announces No Vote on Remote Voting Bill

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding his upcoming no vote on H. Res. 965: “I will be voting with a resounding no on H.Res. 965 for many reasons, with one being that it would allow the House to remain in recess until July 21. Congress needs to get back to work to help America recover. Not sit on the sidelines. Further, this provision makes it eas... Read More »

Bacon Joins House Colleagues, Including 14 Democrats to Vote Against Partisan Wishlist

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), along with 199 of his colleagues, including 14 Democrats, today voted against the fifth coronavirus bill that was rushed to the floor by Speaker Pelosi, without input from any Republicans and most Democrats. This $3 trillion bill wish list has no chance of passing the Senate or being signed into law. He issued the following statement following the ... Read More »

Bacon in Top 7% of Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index Rankings for 2019

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Omaha, Neb. – Today, the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress for 2019; the first year of the 116th Congress. This non-partisan tool measures the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines on legislation, and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) was ranked 31 ou... Read More »

Rep. Bacon introduces bill aimed at propping up city budgets

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It’s a problem for states, cities and counties around the country. The local governments are losing millions of dollars in tax revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act passed by Congress gave states and local governments $150 billion, but that money can only be used for coronavirus relief, not to prop up the budget. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/coronavirus/rep-b... Read More »

‘Pass-Through’ Reform, Modernization Among Aerospace Priorities in 2021 NDAA

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Lawmakers are preparing their aerospace priorities for the fiscal 2021 defense policy bill, in which the Air Force hopes to see an endorsement of its modernization-heavy, $154.6 billion budget request. One provision that could have big ripple effects for the service is a push to remove “pass-through” funding from the Air Force’s budget, which critics say makes it seem larger in comparison to the o... Read More »

Bacon and 10 Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Bill Aimed at Helping Local Governments

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Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Don Bacon (R-NE-02) was today joined by Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND-At Large), Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), Gilbert Cisneros (D-CA-39), Rick Crawford (R-AR-01), Jason Crow (D-CO-06), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01), Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at helping loca... Read More »

Bacon Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Omaha, Neb.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, from Nebraska’s Second District. Rep. Bacon works with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to coordinate the competition. The first place-artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. While second place will be displayed in Rep. Bacon’s Washington D.C. office and t... Read More »

Bacon Votes Yes on Fourth Round of COVID-19 Legislation

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Bacon Votes Yes on Fourth Round of COVID-19 Legislation Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and his House colleagues today passed a fourth round of pandemic response legislation, that builds on the CARES Act. This legislation delivers major wins for Nebraska and accomplishes three of his top priorities. Not only does this legislation infuse $310 billion into the Payment Protection Pro... Read More »

La Asociación China de Nebraska se asoció con el congresista de Nebraska Don Bacon para donar 10,000 máscaras a centros de salud y personal de primeros auxilios.

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El pasado Lunes 7 de Abril, la Asociación China de Nebraska se asoció con el congresista de Nebraska Don Bacon para donar y repartir 10,000 máscaras cubrebocas a centros de salud y departamentos del sheriff en Nebraska. http://www.telemundonebraska.com/la-asociacion-china-de-nebraska-se-asocio-con-el-congresista-de-nebraska-don-bacon-para-donar-10000-mascaras-a-centros-de-salud-y-personal-de-prime... Read More »

Don Bacon and NE Chinese Association deliver 10,000 masks

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Congressman Don Bacon, alongside the Nebraska Chinese Association, donated more masks to healthcare workers and first responders at the Charles Drew and OneWorld Community Health Centers on Tuesday. In addition to delivering masks, the congressman awarded funding via the Cares Act through the Health Resources and Services Administration grant service office. https://www.3newsn... Read More »