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Rep. Bacon says he will support bipartisan infrastructure bill

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A $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate will receive support from at least one Nebraska congressman when it is brought to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Don Bacon said Thursday he intends to vote for the bill, providing it remains separate from a $3.5 trillion proposal being discussed by Democrats. That could put Bacon, who represents the Omaha-ce...

BACON APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF 2022 NDAA, READY TO CONFRONT EMERGING THREATS

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4350, the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House: “Once again, the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by passing a defense authorization for the 61st consecutive year. Working closely with my colleagues on the House Armed Services Commi...

Bacon Statement on Support for Life and Vote Against Taxpayer Funded Abortions and Late-Term Abortions

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting to defend life: “I stand with life and voted against the extreme federal pro-abortion bill today. It would have led to taxpayer funding of abortions and would remove late term abortion bans among other adopted pro-life laws in place by various states, including overturning Nebraska’s ban on dismemberment ...

Marine Recalled as Hero Who Died While Helping Others

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An Omaha Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral last Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. [...] Among those attending Page’s funeral were Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Nebraska U.S. Reps. Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Read the full ...

Drones are redefining the modern battlefield — we must act swiftly to counter the UAS threat

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Recent events in Afghanistan remind us that today’s global security landscape presents a vast matrix of complex challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). One of the most concerning tactical developments is the rapid evolution in the use of militarized Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — or drones — by near-peer adversaries and non-state actors. Armed, low-cost drones are now a feature of 21st ce...

House renews law allowing VA to build hospitals with private aid

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to extend for five more years the 2016 law that permitted a public-private partnership to build the Omaha VA Medical Center’s new $86 million ambulatory care clinic, according to a press release from Nebraska Republicaep. Don Bacon. The House rolled the extension of the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed (CHIP-IN) for Ve...

BACON RECEIVES AEM’S FIRST-EVER “CHAMPION OF THE INDUSTRY AWARD”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) presented their first-ever AEM Champion of the Industry Award this week to U.S. Representative Don Bacon (R-Neb.), alongside Representative Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). The AEM Champion of the Industry Award recognizes members of Congress from both sides of the ...

BACON, BOST, STAUBER CO-LEAD MAIN STREET CAUCUS FOR 117th CONGRESS

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Washington, DC – Representatives Don Bacon (NE-02), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) today announced they will serve as co-chairs of the Republican Main Street Caucus during the 117th Congress. Main Street is a group comprised of 60 Republican members who are dedicated to strong, conservative principles related to economic, business, environmental, and national security policy, and beli...

Bacon Announces First Win in Passing CHIP IN Reauthorization

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebr.) today celebrated the news that his legislation H.R. 3888, which reauthorizes the CHIP IN for Vets Act for an additional five years was included as part of an annual extenders bill that was passed in the House. The legislation allows local communities across the country to assist with the planning and construction of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) he...

Bacon Votes to Protect Americans’ Wallets

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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today protected the pockets of hard-working Americans and stood with our ally Israel by voting against H.R. 5305, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that totally removes the debt ceiling allowing for unlimited spending over the next 15 months. “By voting to remove the debt ceiling until December 2022, Speaker Pelosi and the progressive Democrats just ...

Marine Cpl. Daegan Page recalled as hero who died while helping others

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. The Rev. Suzanne Howe recalled Bible scripture in describing the actions of Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, who was one of 13 U.S. service members killed Aug. 26 in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. The blast also killed at least 169 Afghans and came as p...

Bacon Issues Statement Recognizing One Year Anniversary of Abraham Accords

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords: “On this one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords, I am pleased the current Administration has embraced the full measure of its impact in forging the most significant advancement in Middle East peace in decades. The bold diplomacy shown last year ...

Ricketts, Farm Bureau critical of tax proposal that could hurt future farm families

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The average age of Nebraska farmers is nearly 57 years old. In many cases, those older farmers are making succession plans that would pass the family farm, ranch or small business onto the next generation of their family. With million of Nebraska farm and ranch acres and small businesses at stake, some Nebraskans are concerned whether new tax proposals by the Biden administration could make it co...

Nebraskans react after Democrats drop controversial tax proposal

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Heeding concerns from rural America, Democrats have dropped a controversial tax proposal. It comes as farmers gather at the Husker Harvest Days, raising concerns about President Joe Biden's agenda. It appears Congress has killed a proposal that would’ve increased taxes on farm ground transitioning from one generation to the next. Read the full story here.