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Editorial: Small-business recovery is a vital need for Nebraska

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Congressional negotiators have finally reached agreement on a new round of aid to households and businesses hit hard by the COVID crisis. That badly needed assistance, totaling $900 billion, can address a host of needs across the nation and in the Midlands. In Nebraska, one of the most crucial is helping small businesses get through the next few months. [...] This downturn raises major concern fo... Read more »

House passes relief bill

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Omaha, Neb. (KETV) - Up against the clock, the House voting to approve a massive spending bill that will avert a government shutdown at midnight and provide $900 billion in much needed economic relief. The bill now goes to the Senate, and if it passes, is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) says the program will help businesses survive. Watch the full s... Read more »

Relief could be coming to Omaha music venues

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Live entertainment; something those around the country and in Omaha have not been able to witness since March. [...] Help could be on the way. The "Save Our Stages" program might be included in the nearly $1 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Congressman Don Bacon supports it being included with other small business aid. “I think it’s vital, our live stages, our theaters, our l... Read more »

Relief could be coming to Omaha music venues

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Live entertainment; something those around the country and in Omaha have not been able to witness since March. “We are one of the first industries to close, and we will be among the last to fully reopen,” said Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/relief-could-be-coming-to-omaha-music-venues Relief could be coming to Omaha m... Read more »

RELEASE: PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS, SENATE PARTNERS UNVEIL BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL 4-MONTH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON - Today, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators announced a four-month bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework that will help American students, families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers during this crisis. The Problem Solvers Caucus, 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, helped develop the bicameral pac... Read more »

Greg González y Kathy Belcastro-González reconocidos en el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

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El congresista Don Bacon reconoció la ardua labor del subjefe del departamento de policía de Omaha, Greg González, y de su esposa, la capitana Kathy Belcastro-González, como parte de los festejos del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. https://www.telemundonebraska.com/story/42692432/greg-gonzalez-y-kathy-belcastrogonzalez-reconocidos-en-el-mes-de-la-herencia-hispana?fbclid=IwAR1dW7xq4QAQEzDGi4VLGn3z82p4u... Read more »

USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program helps stock shelves at food banks

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made stops across Nebraska Friday, including a visit to Food Bank for the Heartland. He was joined by Governor Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon for a tour to assess how critical the food bank is, especially during this global pandemic. With so many people out of work due to COVID-19, the need to help stock shelves has increased... Read more »

House passes $25B in 'emergency' Postal Service funding, White House threatens veto

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The House of Representatives on Saturday passed a $25 billion funding infusion to the U.S. Postal Service in a bill that also would reverse new cost-cutting measures and ban any efforts to slow down the mail until at least next year. The vote was 257-150 with 26 Republicans joining the Democrats. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-passes-postal-service-funding-bill Read more »

Second Lady, Karen Pence, tours Boys Town and UNMC

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Second Lady Karen Pence visits Omaha just days out from the Republican National Convention where President Trump and Vice President Pence will kick off another run at office. Mrs. Pence, along with Congressman Don Bacon made brief stops at Boys town and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The pair spent time hearing about efforts to combat suicide. https://www.3newsnow.... Read more »

Rep. Bacon hosts roundtable with area entrepreneurs

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Rep. Bacon hosts roundtable with area entrepreneurs OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Owners of local startups got a forum with Rep. Don Bacon as he held a roundtable discussion with four Omaha-area entrepreneurs. They discussed legislation that could help startups and small businesses as well as how the pandemic has changed their businesses. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/rep-bacon-hosts-roundtable-... Read more »