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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 »

Spanberger, Bacon Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act with Broad Coalition of Support from Farm, Environment, & Industry Organizations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to break down barriers for farmers, ranchers, and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets and to reward them for embracing climate-smart practices. https://spanberger.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3036 Read more »

Declaración del Congresista Don Bacon sobre Decisión de la Suprema Corte acerca de DACA

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Omaha, Neb. – El congresista Don Bacon emitió hoy la siguiente declaración con respecto a la decisión de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos sobre DACA: “Esta decisión muestra una vez más que el Congreso debe lograr un compromiso sobre DACA, al igual que una reforma migratoria con seguridad fronteriza. La mentalidad de ‘mi modo o nada’ nos está fallando en el Congreso. http://www.telemundonebra... Read more »

Black community leaders, pastors gather to declare they're 'for North Omaha'

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Pastor Myron Pierce, wearing a shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” on it, joined other North Omaha pastors Wednesday who called for unity, hope and criminal justice reform. “We want to let you know, there’s a new message in our city, that we are for North Omaha,” Pierce said. “We’re gonna make a change. We’re gonna make a difference.” https://www.omaha.com/news/local/black-community-leaders-pa... Read more »

Omaha's mayor has declared a State of Emergency

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OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — After a protest in Omaha on Friday, in support of justice for George Floyd, and another protest on Saturday, Mayor Stothert declared a State of Emergency in Sunday's press conference. https://fox42kptm.com/news/local/omahas-mayor-has-declared-a-state-of-emergency Read more »

Problem Solvers show how Congress can work from home with virtual floor debate

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Two dozen members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus hosted a virtual floor debate on state and local funding Thursday, hoping to illustrate that the House can conduct official proceedings remotely. But the experimental session was not without a few technological hiccups. Caucus members used the Zoom videoconferencing app to connect with one another for the mock debate, telecasting the proce... Read more »

Rep. Bacon introduces bill aimed at propping up city budgets

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It’s a problem for states, cities and counties around the country. The local governments are losing millions of dollars in tax revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act passed by Congress gave states and local governments $150 billion, but that money can only be used for coronavirus relief, not to prop up the budget. https://www.3newsnow.com/news/coronavirus/rep-b... Read more »

‘Pass-Through’ Reform, Modernization Among Aerospace Priorities in 2021 NDAA

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Lawmakers are preparing their aerospace priorities for the fiscal 2021 defense policy bill, in which the Air Force hopes to see an endorsement of its modernization-heavy, $154.6 billion budget request. One provision that could have big ripple effects for the service is a push to remove “pass-through” funding from the Air Force’s budget, which critics say makes it seem larger in comparison to the o... Read more »

La Asociación China de Nebraska se asoció con el congresista de Nebraska Don Bacon para donar 10,000 máscaras a centros de salud y personal de primeros auxilios.

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El pasado Lunes 7 de Abril, la Asociación China de Nebraska se asoció con el congresista de Nebraska Don Bacon para donar y repartir 10,000 máscaras cubrebocas a centros de salud y departamentos del sheriff en Nebraska. http://www.telemundonebraska.com/la-asociacion-china-de-nebraska-se-asocio-con-el-congresista-de-nebraska-don-bacon-para-donar-10000-mascaras-a-centros-de-salud-y-personal-de-prime... Read more »

Don Bacon and NE Chinese Association deliver 10,000 masks

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Congressman Don Bacon, alongside the Nebraska Chinese Association, donated more masks to healthcare workers and first responders at the Charles Drew and OneWorld Community Health Centers on Tuesday. In addition to delivering masks, the congressman awarded funding via the Cares Act through the Health Resources and Services Administration grant service office. https://www.3newsn... Read more »