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BACON CONDEMNS 'BLACKLIST' TARGETING ISRAELI COMMUNITIES

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Omaha, Neb. - Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued its first-ever ‘blacklist’ of companies who have ties to Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement condemning the list as a bigoted act: “The UNHRC’s bigoted database of companies who provide services to those living in the Israeli communities located in Judea and Sa... Read More »

Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act

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Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted no on the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 last Wednesday. The bill would designate a total of 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, 843 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and expand national monuments by 100,00 acres, even though the National Forest System (NFS) did not recommend many of the areas for the... Read More »

Congress urges Pentagon to take brain injury seriously as Trump downplays the damage

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A bipartisan group of members of Congress pressured the Department of Defense to take traumatic brain injuries in the military seriously just days after President Trump appeared to downplay ones suffered by service members in an attack launched by Iran. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress-urges-pentagon-to-take-brain-injury-seriously-as-trump-downplays-the-damage Read More »

Amid Rising Sexual Assault Rates across the Military, Gillibrand, Grassley, Speier, Bacon Announce Bipartisan Effort to Establish “Safe to Report” Policy in the Military

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Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate to establish a “Safe to Report” standard in the military. As thousands of military sexual assault cases go unreported each year, reports show more survivors are empowered to come f... Read More »

Bacon Applauds State of the Union

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Bacon Applauds State of the Union WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after this evening’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, we heard from the President about our once again strong economy and his visionary approach to helping everyone thrive and in new opportunities. Not only is our economy strong, but military strength has been restored and we are ... Read More »

Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military

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Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel, to introduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a “Safe to Report” policy acro... Read More »

Education Leader to Join Bacon at SOTU

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Education Leader to Join Bacon at SOTU Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (Ne-02) will be joined at this year’s State of the Union Address by local education leader Toba Cohen-Dunning. Cohen-Dunning is the Executive Director of the Omaha Public Schools Foundation. As Executive Director, Cohen-Dunning is responsible for all fundraising efforts and overseeing the Foundation’s parent-pay childc... Read More »

Bacon to Host First Town Hall of 2020

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will host his first town hall of 2020. The town hall is open to residents of the Second Congressional District and will be held in the Board Room of the Omaha Public School’s TAC Building. Constituents can receive notifications about future town halls by signing up for Rep. Bacon’s email list on the website at www.bacon.house.gov. WHAT: Town Hall with Congressman Don ... Read More »

Abigail Spanberger Files Bill Inspired by Mike Lecik, Local Firefighter Battling Cancer

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A Powhatan firefighter’s battle with cancer has inspired a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits earned through their service. https://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/powhatan/powhatan-today/abigail-spanberger-files-bill-inspired-by-mike-lecik-local-firefighter/... Read More »

Bacon Releases Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today we remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy he left behind. He dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and to live in a world that rejects prejudice, hate, and intolerance. “One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speec... Read More »

U.S. House Bill Aims to Help Veteran Firefighters

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A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that aims to help veteran firefighters. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Don Bacon (R-Nebraska-02), a U.S. Air Force veteran, introduced the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act on Thursday. It aims to provide veteran firefighters will the compensation, health care, and retirement benefits they earned with their military se... Read More »

Bacon Fights Age Discrimination With Yes Vote on Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 1230 the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: “This legislation sets the burden of proof for age discrimination in employment-related disputes on an equal level with other forms of workplace discrimination. Currently, the bar is set much higher in these cases making it difficult for older worker... Read More »

Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

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https://fcw.com/articles/2020/01/14/eis-congress-letters-rockwell.aspx In December, the Departments of Treasury and Agriculture got some advice from a handful of lawmakers on how to leverage the General Services Administration's $50 billion, 15-year next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize their operations. The CIOs at Treasury and USDA received letters from members of the House Fi... Read More »

Committee Advances Bipartisan Proposal to Strengthen Federal Support for Homeless Youth

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https://edlabor.house.gov/media/press-releases/committee-advances-bipartisan-proposal-to-strengthen-federal-support-for-homeless-youth Today, the Committee on Education and Labor advanced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 5191)—a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act of 1974 and empower states to strengthen and expand servic... Read More »