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Meijer unveils bipartisan bill to support nation’s smaller police departments

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U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) on Jan. 20 proposed a bipartisan bill that would authorize a federal grant program for smaller police departments across the country to ensure they have needed resources and training to keep communities safe. [...] Among the members who joined Rep. Meijer as a cosponsor are U.S. Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE), Fred Upton (R-MI), David Valadao (R-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA),...

Offutt crews have ears on Russian troop build-up during Ukraine flights

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If Russian forces invade Ukraine in the coming weeks, some Offutt-based air crews may be among the first to know. Two RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft from Offutt Air Force Base’s 55th Wing (plus a third from Great Britain’s Royal Air Force) are part of a growing wave of reconnaissance aircraft from U.S. and allied nations flying just beyond the Russian frontier, watching and listening for signs of w...

Orthodox group joins with lawmakers to form congressional caucus promoting Torah values, battling anti-Semitism

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(January 19, 2022 / JNS) Members of both parties in Congress inaugurated a new Congressional Caucus on Monday to focus on Jewish issues such as the rise of anti-Semitism and unfair treatment in Jewish communities. According to a news release by the Orthodox organization Dirshu, the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values will discuss ongoing issues of concern to Jews in the United...

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS INAUGURATE THE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TORAH VALUES

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Caucus For the Advancement of Torah Values was recently inaugurated in Washington, DC by a bi-partisan group of Democrats and Republican congressmen and congresswomen. Championed by Rabbi Dovid Hofstedter, Founder of Dirshu, the largest Torah organization in the world, Members of the US House of Representatives met to support the Caucus l...

SD, IA, NE lawmakers react to anniversary of capitol riot

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – On January 6, 2021, rioters made their way into the nation’s Capitol to protest the 2020 election results. Now, a year later, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska lawmakers have released statements regarding the anniversary of the attack on Capitol Hill. Read the full story here.

Omaha residents remember January 6 attacks and make a call for change

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OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — On Thursday dozens of people were at the College of Saint Mary’s fitness center to support the vigil for the one year anniversary of the attack on the capitol on January 6, 2021. [...] Someone close to Nebraska was in a nearby building. Representative Don Bacon wasn't in the Capitol building, but he was in a building next to it. He says he remembers getting a text about...

Congresista Don Bacon habla del aniversario del ataque al Capitolio

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El 6 de enero del 2021 mientras el Congresista de Nebraska Don Bacon se encontraba en su oficina en la capital del país, recibió la noticia de que un grupo de atacantes habían ingresado al Capitolio. Cuando vio a compañeros congresistas saliendo de su debate apuradamente, el Congresista Bacon supo que los manifestantes habían entrado al edificio donde se quedó encerrado por 7 horas. Ese día, más d...

Bacon: 'Toxic' D.C. atmosphere since Jan. 6 threatens to undermine 'greatest country in the world'

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Combat veteran Don Bacon can’t easily shake the image of an angry mob of supporters of President Donald Trump storming his workplace, the U.S. Capitol, last Jan. 6. Some rioters battered police officers with fire extinguishers and bludgeoned them with American flags while shouting “hang Mike Pence.” Five people died in the melee. At least 140 police officers were wounded. The riots caused about $...