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Congressman Bacon in Broken Bow Thursday

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Nebraska's U.S. Congressman from the Second District was in Broken Bow Thursday (April 8, 2021) to tour a hog barn with Thomas Livestock Company, Inc. and visit with pork producers. Bacon currently serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Homeland Security Committee. The second district includes the Omaha metro, Douglas County and areas of wes... Read more »

NEBRASKA CONGRESSMAN FOCUSES ON RURAL ISSUES, BIO SECURITY

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Nebraska U.S. Congressman Don Bacon says the foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank could open by the end of the year. “It was my initiative to get the food-and-mouth disease vaccine bank started. It’s a three-year process and we’re in our third year and I hope this year it will be operational.” In July, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the initial purchase of vaccine f... Read more »

Rep. Don Bacon suffering lingering effects from 2018 train crash

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For the past three years, Rep. Don Bacon has suffered from a persistent cough and shortness of breath that left the 57-year-old retired Air Force brigadier general gasping for air when attempting his regular 7-mile runs. Doctors at first diagnosed him with late-onset asthma, a condition that is rare for someone in middle age. But the condition worsened — especially after he contracted COVID-19 in... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Hosts Tele-town hall on Emergency Preparedness

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With severe weather season approaching, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) partnered with local emergency officials on March 24, 2021 to discuss emergency preparedness for home and business, during a live tele-town hall. Rep. Bacon’s guests included Nebraska Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Operations Manager Earl Immler, a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), and We... Read more »

US Allies Threatened By Russian Nukes Under Biden

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Russia's growing nuclear arsenal and President Biden's inaction on nuclear weapons may put American allies in grave danger, Republicans and defense experts say. [...] Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.), a co-chair of the House Baltic caucus, said that a weakened nuclear stance would also hurt other European allies. "Our European allies understand the importance of countering Russia and China’s growing thre... Read more »

Congresista Don Bacon DACA y TPS tienen su amparo

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La Cámara de Representantes ya dio luz verde a la posibilidad de que cientos de personas con DACA o TPS se conviertan en ciudadanos. Ahora, esta propuesta comienza su arduo camino de votación por el Senado. "Localmente, congresistas como Don Bacon se aseguraron de brindar su voto a la propuesta de ley. Su apoyo, es la manera de cumplir una promesa que le hizo a nuestra comunidad desde un principi... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Tours Western Nebraska

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Congressman Don Bacon, Republican U.S. Representative representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, toured Western Nebraska recently. On the tour, he stopped in Sidney to meet with local Republicans and businesses, including the Sidney Sun-Telegraph newspaper. In his visit at the Sun-Telegraph, Bacon stressed the importance of diversity in agriculture, for example the difference between p... Read more »

US Rep. Don Bacon comes to the Panhandle

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U.S. Representative Don Bacon held a meeting Wednesday with Panhandle crop producers, cattlemen and local officials hosted in part by the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission. The meeting with the Omaha representative stretched over several hours and was held in a conference room at the Weborg 21 Centre with a dozen or so attendees. Bacon held a similar meeting in North Platte on Thursday and told the St... Read more »