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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 »

Interview with Congressman, Don Bacon – From Jerusalem With Love [audio]

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Orly interviews Congressman Bacon’s military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, five Meritorious Service Medals, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. Additionally, he was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff C... 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 »

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 »