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Senate OKs bill to boost ag carbon markets

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Brushing aside objections from some fossil fuel industry advocates, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to lay the groundwork for ag carbon markets by putting USDA in charge of certifying farm advisers and credit verifiers. Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act was a “landmark” step toward using agr...

Omaha VA explores partnership for new care facility, including possibly UNMC's Project NExT

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It’s been less than a year since the Omaha VA opened a new outpatient care facility to serve the region’s veterans, built through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with Omaha philanthropists. Now the Omaha VA is exploring another public-private partnership to improve inpatient hospital and surgical facilities for veterans — with one possibility discussed being to include such a facil...

Cassidy, Bennet, Bacon, Larson Introduce Tax Relief for National Service Volunteers

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U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and John Larson (D-CT-01) today introduced the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act. Currently, thousands of Americans serve their country through national service opportunities. In exchange for their service, they can take the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to make higher educati...

Larson, Bacon, Bennet, Cassidy Introduce Tax Relief For National Service Volunteers

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT-01) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)introduced the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act. Currently, thousands ofAmericans serve their country through national service opportunities. In exchange for their service, they can take theSegal AmeriCorps Education Award to make higher educati...

Bacon was right to support a bipartisan Jan. 6 investigation

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On Jan. 3, 2021, Congressman Don Bacon took his oath of office and was sworn in for a new term as the representative of Nebraska’s 2nd District. By taking this oath, Rep. Bacon made a commitment to uphold the Constitution, act as a leader and a voice of reason, and serve his constituents in Washington. Just three days later, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. The mob threatened the lives of...

We Must Help the Afghan Interpreters Who Helped Us

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The Army Ranger Creed reads: I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy. I lived by these words. That includes the day a suicide bomber hit and killed four men in my patrol in Asadabad, Afghanistan: Sergeant Major Kevin J. Griffin, Major Thomas E. Kennedy, Major Walter D. Gray, and USAID Foreign Service Officer Mr. Ragaei Abdelfattah. I think about them every day. The ...

Midlands Voices: Yes, Congress can move past politics to work together

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Here is an example of how working together regardless of partisan politics serves Nebraska and was crucial to passing legislation important to Omaha and Nebraska. [...] We took the bipartisan Nebraska way to Congress and our community now has a new VA facility. Henry Cordes of The World-Herald recently reported that Rep. Don Bacon and Sen. Fischer have introduced a reauthorization of our CHIP-IN f...

Restoring America: The Future of Bipartisan Relations - The Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Issues

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At AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021, attendees heard an insightful and inspiring conversation between Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) in The Leonard Greenberg Forum for Domestic Policy Issues, Restoring America: The Future of Bipartisan Relations. The conversation was moderated by Julie Fishman Rayman, AJC Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs. Watch it he...

Bacon speaks at memorial dedication

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Nearly 100 people attended an evening Memorial Day service at Papillion’s Veterans Park, presented by American Legion Post 32. The ceremony featured the dedication of a new obelisk memorial, honoring five special military heroes from Papillion. After a delay in production and transport, the obelisk arrived in mid-May in time for installation before the service. “No one celebrates Memorial Days an...

Bipartisan House group to express support for supplemental aid to Israel

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Ahead of an anticipated request from Israel for supplemental aid to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system following the conflict between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups, a bipartisan group of House members plans to express support for the aid. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet later this week with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and is expected to request $1 billion in...