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HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE PASSES 2021 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted Thursday in favor of advancing H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The bill was reported out of committee by a unanimous vote of 56 to 0. This annual legislation, which contains a number of amendments and provisions authored by Bacon, authorizes defe... Read More »

BACON Votes Against H.R. 2 INVEST in America Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act which reduces flexibility and funds the Democrats’ Green New Deal and partisan agenda. House Democrats introduced this $1.5 trillion bill without any way to pay for it and relied on deficit spending to fund new grant programs and mandates that make it harder for non-federal partners to accomplish... Read More »

Don Bacon says he supported much of the House police reform bill, but it needed fine-tuning

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WASHINGTON — Nebraska’s all-Republican House delegation stood united last week against Democratic legislation aimed at the police misconduct that has sparked nationwide demonstrations. Rep. Don Bacon, who represents the Omaha-based 2nd District, said he agreed with most of the bill, touting the benefits of mandatory police body cameras as an example. He said some fine-tuning could have addressed ... Read More »

Spanberger, Bacon Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act with Broad Coalition of Support from Farm, Environment, & Industry Organizations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to break down barriers for farmers, ranchers, and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets and to reward them for embracing climate-smart practices. https://spanberger.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3036 Read More »

Bacon Cosponsors JUSTICE Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he is a cosponsor of Rep. Pete Stauber’s (MN-08) Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, which is the House companion to the legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) last week. The bill seeks to increase transparency, accountability, and performance so our nation’s law enforcement off... Read More »

Bacon, Spanberger to Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-D-07) to announce plans to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act in the House. Introduced in the Senate by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the bill seeks to help farmers, ranchers and foresters participate in the voluntary carbon market by establishing a Greenhouse Gas Technic... Read More »

Declaración del Congresista Don Bacon sobre Decisión de la Suprema Corte acerca de DACA

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Omaha, Neb. – El congresista Don Bacon emitió hoy la siguiente declaración con respecto a la decisión de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos sobre DACA: “Esta decisión muestra una vez más que el Congreso debe lograr un compromiso sobre DACA, al igual que una reforma migratoria con seguridad fronteriza. La mentalidad de ‘mi modo o nada’ nos está fallando en el Congreso. http://www.telemundonebra... Read More »

Bacon Statement on SCOTUS DACA Decision

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on DACA: “This decision once again shows that Congress must find a compromise on DACA, immigration and border security. The mindset of “my way or the highway” is failing us in Congress. We need a pathway for DACA, but also stronger immigration and border security policies so this do... Read More »

Bacon Offers Comments on President’s EO for Safe Policing for All Americans

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OMAHA, NE - Congressman Don Bacon issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order for Safe Policing for All Americans: “The President’s actions regarding changes in law enforcement practices are positive steps and balanced. They will keep our communities safe and improve equitable treatment by fostering stronger ties between those communities and law enforcement. “These... Read More »

Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders

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Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and 29-year Air Force veteran, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a firm process to rename military installations honoring leaders of t... Read More »

For Country Caucus Statement on Support of Antilynching Legislation

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Washington, D.C. - Today the members of the For Country Caucus issued a statement announcing their support for H.R. 35 - Emmitt Till Antilynching Act, which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is awaiting approval in the U.S. Senate. "For over 100 years, Congress has failed to pass a bill to make lynching a federal crime. As members of the For Country Caucus, made up of veterans wh... Read More »

BACON RECEIVES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Omaha, NE – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was today recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award, for demonstrating leadership critical to advancing policies supportive of America’s free enterprise system. The award is presented to the top 20 members of Congress who have demonstrated through their actions, the leadership critical to advancing policies that s... Read More »

Bacon Statement on Use of Military Force During Looting and Violence

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Omaha, Neb. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement about the recent discussion by the President and military leaders in regard to the use of military force where looting and violence has become uncontrolled: “Law enforcement matters are best left to the police with National Guard assistance if they request it. Although the President does have the legal authority to interven... Read More »

Black community leaders, pastors gather to declare they're 'for North Omaha'

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Pastor Myron Pierce, wearing a shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” on it, joined other North Omaha pastors Wednesday who called for unity, hope and criminal justice reform. “We want to let you know, there’s a new message in our city, that we are for North Omaha,” Pierce said. “We’re gonna make a change. We’re gonna make a difference.” https://www.omaha.com/news/local/black-community-leaders-pa... Read More »

Bacon Offers Comments Following City Press Conference

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) offered the following comments after the press conference hosted by Mayor Stothert, Governor Ricketts, and area law enforcement: “I pray for the safety and healing for those who have suffered from racial inequality, those who are speaking against it, those hurt from violence, those who have suffered from looting and vandalism, and those who are protectin... Read More »