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BACON 2021 THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

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Omaha, Neb.— Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated on November 25, 2021: “On this Thanksgiving Day, I reflect on our many blessings and freedoms. I’m thankful to our Heavenly Father for the love and mercy He gives us. I am thankful to Him that we live in the greatest country in the world where we are free, have equa...

1 million + H.S. football helmets refurbished yearly, but process lacks official oversight

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OXFORD, Ohio (TND) — When high school football players take the field, they may be playing in a helmet that's taken hits year after year. Ensuring those used helmets are game ready falls to a network of companies nationwide, tasked with reconditioning this crucial piece of headgear. Reconditioners refurbish more than a million helmets annually, with experts telling Spotlight on America most school...

BACON RECEIVES ISEA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today was recognized by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) as one of the recipients of the 2021 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award. This award was established by the association to recognize those whose efforts have had a positive impact on workplace safety. Other recipients of the award are Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) an...

BACON OPPOSES BUILD BACK BETTER ACT, URGES COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced on the House floor that he will be voting against H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. A full clip of the video can be found here and some key quotes are below: President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Sanders have made it clear they want to transform America using Reconciliation and the so-called Build Back Better Act....

Rep. Bacon: "Our nation does not desire to be a giant welfare state with ‘cradle to grave’ government oversight controlling our lives."

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced on the House floor that he will be voting against H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. A full clip of the video can be found here and some key quotes are below: President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Sanders have made it clear they want to transform America using Reconciliation and the so-called Build Back Better Act....

BACON VOTES AGAINST CENSURE, WARNS FUTURE POLITICAL GRIDLOCK

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H. Res. 789, Censuring and Committee Removal of Representative Paul Gosar: “Going back to 1789, the majority in the House has never kicked members of the minority off of committees—and Speaker Pelosi has made history by doing it four times this year. I denounce all forms of threats, violence, or p...

Veterans, families tell their stories at Memorial Park in Omaha

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Sometimes soldiers come home with stories to tell. For those who have fallen, it is their loved ones who must share their stories. That was a theme Thursday at Omaha’s signature Veterans Day commemoration, the American Legion Post No. 1’s annual event at the Memorial Park amphitheater — one of several events held across the Midlands on Thursday. About 125 people attended the ceremony on the chill...

Rep. Bacon to Newsmax: Infrastructure Vote Removed Squad's Leverage

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Rep. Don Bacon was one of the 13 House Republicans who has drawn fire for voting for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, but he told Newsmax Thursday he hopes the Democrats' other bill, for $1.75 trillion to fund President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda "falls apart and dies a quick death." "Folks don't realize there's so much misinformation on the bill that we voted on last ...

Country's Needs Outweigh Partisanship

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OMAHA (DTN) -- One of 13 Republicans who voted a week ago to support the final passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said his party's leadership got tied up in a knot over hyper-partisanship rather than what's best for the country as a whole. "I thought it was a vote that was right for America and right for our di...

Bacon hits back at Republican fury over his 'yes' vote for infrastructure

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OMAHA, Neb. — If some Congressional Republicans have their way, Rep. Don Bacon would lose his spots on the armed services and agriculture committees after voting 'yes' on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Punchbowl News first reported the plan for political payback Tuesday, about 48 hours after Bacon and 12 other House Republicans lent their support to the bi-partisan legislation that had alr...

Infrastructure bill passed by Congress includes $2.5 billion for Nebraska roads

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Nebraska is set to receive billions of dollars from the federal government for roads and other infrastructure after passage by Congress of a long-awaited bill. The $1 trillion bipartisan plan includes billions of dollars for items viewed as traditional infrastructure, including roads, bridges, public transit, airports, the electric grid and other areas. In most of those categories, it remains to ...

Bacon and others gather to help spread information on burial benefits for veterans

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Rep. Don Bacon appeared at the Jewish Community Center as part of an effort to make burying veterans as stress-free as possible. He was joined by members of the Omaha National Cemetery and employees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who laid out various burial benefits. The group told families about services available for veterans, funeral costs and mili...

'It was bad strategy by our leadership': Bacon defends infrastructure vote

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Congressman Don Bacon was passionate Tuesday in defending his vote on the infrastructure bill that narrowly passed through the house last week. “It was a bi-partisan bill and it should have stayed that way,” said Bacon, a Republican. While 13 Republican House members, and 19 Republican Senators, including Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, voted for the bill, ...

NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN APPRECIATES FEDERAL DELEGATION SUPPORT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

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Nebraska Cattlemen appreciates the support of Senator Fischer and Representative Bacon for advancing the much-needed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill provides investments into roads, bridges, and broadband infrastructure, in addition to securing much-needed regulatory certainty and relief for farmers, ranchers, and cattle transporters. Read the full release here.