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Rep. Bacon Tele-Town Hall on Economic Relief

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I hosted telephone town hall about economic relief for families, workers, and small businesses affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I was joined by Mike Marsh, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); Ron Eidshaug, VP of Congressional & Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; John H. Albin, Nebraska Commissioner of Labor; Jim Sousley, Member of the American Institute of... Read More »

Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation urges USDA assistance for cattle producers

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Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation was part of 143 members of Congress calling for assistance to cattle producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse along with Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using ... Read More »

BACON HONORS CATHERINE LANG FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Omaha, Neb. – In the spirit of celebrating Women’s History Month, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) presented Catherine Lang, a leader in both public and nonprofit spheres working to improve economic and educational opportunities for Nebraskans, a copy of his congressional floor speech honoring her on the floor of the House of Representatives chamber in Washington, D.C. Catherine earned both her Bache... Read More »

Bacon Thankful for Passage of Coronavirus Relief Bill by Voice Vote

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Omaha, Neb. – While recognizing that the CARES Act was imperfect, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) expressed his thanks and optimism as the act was passed by a voice vote to send relief to the American people, businesses and the health community. The package included essential funding for needed medical equipment and supplies, funding for loans to assist businesses with payroll, rent and other expens... Read More »

Bacon sponsors bill to improve U.S. Air Force budget transparency

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U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) recently introduced a bipartisan bill to improve transparency of the budget of the U.S. Air Force. “This legislation is critical in order to invest in our Armed Forces to ensure our service members are equipped and capable of protecting our country,” Rep. Bacon said on March 20. https://riponadvance.com/stories/bacon-sponsors-bill-to-improve-u-s-air-force-budget-transpar... Read More »

Congressman Don Bacon Tele-Town Hall Link

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On March 19, 2020, my staff and I hosted a tele-town hall with local health professionals: Dr. Gary J Anthone, MD, DHHS Division of Public Health, Dr. Adi M Pour, Ph.D., Health Director of the Douglas County Community Health Department, Sarah Schram, Sarpy County Health Department Health Director, Leon Milobar, State Director for the Small Business Association, and Shelly Schwedhelm from Nebraska ... Read More »

UNMC chief says Omaha-area hospitals are not yet near capacity; he credits people staying home

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Thanks to people following recommendations to stay home, avoid gatherings and give one another space, the Omaha area’s hospitals are not yet operating near capacity. Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, provided the update during a video press conference Wednesday that also included U.S. Rep. Don Bacon. Read the full story here. Read More »

Congressional Child Welfare Leaders Request Efforts to Protect Foster Youth During Coronavirus Outbreak

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U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) sent House leadership a letter yesterday urging consideration of “the needs of current and former foster youth as youth continue to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/legislators-request-protections-for-foster-youth-during-outbreak/41545 Read More »

Mask Legislation Introduced by Bacon, Tonko and Langevin Included in Third Supplemental Bill introduced Last Week

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Mask Legislation Introduced by Bacon, Tonko and Langevin Included in Third Supplemental Bill introduced Last Week Washington, D.C. – Bi-partisan Legislation introduced last November by Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02), Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Jim Langevin (RI-02) has been included in the Senate’s third emergency stimulus coronavirus bill introduced last week by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senator... Read More »

BACON, CUELLAR, FORTENBERRY, AND SCOTT INTRODUCE AIR FORCE BUDGET TRANSPARENCY ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-D-28), Jeff Fortenberry (NE-R-01), and Austin Scott (GA-R-08) to introduce H.R. 6229, the Air Force Budget Transparency Act of 2020, which will increase United States Air Force budget transparency by discontinuing a practice of “pass through” budgeting where non-Air Force spending is included in the Air Force bud... Read More »

BACON TO HOST CORONAVIRUS TELE-TOWN HALL WITH LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will be hosting a tele-town hall with local health officials to discuss the government’s response to the coronavirus, on Thursday, March 19 at 7:45 p.m. CT. He will be joined by Dr. Gary J Anthone, MD, DHHS Division of Public Health, Dr. Adi M Pour, Ph.D., Health Director of the Douglas County Community Health Department, Sarah Schram, Sarpy County Healt... Read More »

BACON ISSUES STATEMENT ON NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR CORONAVIRUS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration for the Coronavirus situation: “We must reassure the American people that we are able to handle a national threat such as this, and the President’s declaration will make that possible. The steps listed as part of this declaration will enable us to beat t... Read More »

Council Bluffs gets HUD grant to help foster care youth avoid homelessness

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has selected Council Bluffs as one of 10 cities to receive funding for a new program focused on helping young people aging out of foster care avoid homelessness. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced Thursday that nearly $1.2 million in funds for the Foster Youth to Independence initiative will be distributed across 1... Read More »