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Reps. Bacon, Yarmuth, Davis, Young Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Don Young (R-AK) introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to provide $2 billion in flexible funding for community-based organizations to assist children, youth, and families experiencing homeless during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 7950, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act (E... Read More »

Rep. Bacon Third Tele-Town Hall Link

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On August 3, 2020, Congressman Don Bacon hosted his third tele-town hall and fourth town hall of 2020 to discuss COVID-19, police reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, foster care, and much more. Listen to the tele-town hall here. Read More »

MEDIA ALERT: Rep. Bacon to Host Tele-Town Hall

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will host his third tele-town hall of 2020 for the residents of the Second Congressional District of Nebraska to discuss issues important to them. Callers will be able to submit questions to the Congressman and listen to his responses live. “We discussed hosting an in-person town hall and felt it would be best to utilize our tele-town hall format so ... Read More »

BACON STATEMENT ON FY21 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today in the House: “For 60 consecutive years the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by providing for America’s defense by passing the NDAA. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worke... Read More »

Bacon Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Icons Lewis and Vivian

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Bacon Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Icons Lewis and Vivian Omaha, Neb. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement on the passing of two civil rights icons: Rep. John Lewis and Pastor C.T. Vivian: "Today our nation lost two men who were stalwarts in the civil rights movement: Rep. John Lewis and Pastor C.T. Vivian. Both men worked alongside Rev. Martin Luther King i... Read More »

Lawmakers Leverage Defense Bill To Address Police Reform, Racial Injustice

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Maryland Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown is African American, and as an Army combat veteran he knows first hand about the military's tributes to the Confederacy. Brown served at four of the 10 Army installations named for Confederate officers. One of those co-sponsors, Nebraska GOP Rep. Don Bacon, voted for the amendment a day after Trump's veto threat. Ahead of the vote, the Air Force veteran noted... Read More »

Rep. Don Bacon, others hold press conference at Granary Building

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Officials held a press conference at the Granary Building on Economic Opportunity Zones and how the bi-partisan federal legislation is creating new jobs and investment in Omaha and Ralston. Those on hand included U.S. Congressman Don Bacon, Ralston Mayor Don Groesser, and Nebraska Business and Development State Director Cathy Lang. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/live-rep-don-bacon-others... Read More »

'We're creating jobs, economic growth': Ralston hoping old granary development creates millions in impact

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The city of Ralston is hoping for a brighter future, thanks to a program from the past. City leaders believe it can bring millions of dollars to Ralston without costing taxpayers a cent. Since 1900, the old granary building has been a focal point for the Ralston community. Now developers and city leaders are hoping to give it new life and keep it that way. https://www.ketv.com/article/were-creatin... Read More »

Broad Array of Foreign Policy, National Security Groups Come Out In Support of Bipartisan Bill to Restore Congressional War Powers

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A bipartisan group of organizations committed to reestablishing Congress’ constitutional authority over use of military force, wrote a letter endorsing The “Limit on the Expansion of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act,” H.R. 7500. Groups include; Concerned Veterans for America, Human Rights First, Ploughshares Fund, Project on Government Oversight, R Street and VoteVets. Last week, Ho... Read More »

Federal Agency Takes Charge of Voluntary Carbon Credit Markets

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A bipartisan bill seeks to address climate change by placing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a leadership role over voluntary carbon credit markets. While proponents tout the benefits of voluntary conservation practices, critics say the approach will result in limited climate action rather than meaningful change. The Growing Climate Solutions Act would “break down barriers fo... Read More »

Nebraska Congressman Co-Sponsoring Carbon Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 26, U.S. Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), members of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced a companion bill to the Growing Climate Solutions Act, H.R. 7393. The Senate bill, S. 3894, was introduced by Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in early June. The bill would standardize the agricultural carbon market, and was referred ... Read More »

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 »