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Bacon, Yarmuth, Leahy, and Collins Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Runaway and Homeless Youth

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE) and John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act. The legislation will reauthorize key federal grant programs to provide states with funding to help thousands of homeless young people…

Nearly 500 IRS Cases Settled Through Bacon Office

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that the District Office has assisted nearly 500 individuals and individuals with small businesses in tracking down delayed tax returns with the IRS. The amount recovered is well over $6 million. Constituents who reached out to the office had been waiting for their returns for anywhere from one to three years, and while the majority of…

Bacon Opposes Reverse 'Robin-Hood' Scheme of Biden

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) came out strong against President Biden’s nearly $300 billion so-called student loan forgiveness plan, referring to is as a ‘ robin-hood in reverse’ scheme. “President Biden’s federal student loan cancelation plan is a "robin-hood" in reverse where the working man and woman is paying for the wealthiest in our society. Those who worked…

BACON VOTES AGAINST DEMOCRATS’ RECKLESS TAX AND SPENDING PACKAGE

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This $740 billion spending package raises taxes and redirects hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to insurance companies; gives $80 billion in new funding to the IRS; and hires an additional 87,000 IRS agents to audit…

Bacon Votes Against Bill Banning America’s Most Popular Rifles and Hunting Shotguns

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, which would make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.  “This bill is a complete overreach in violation of the second…

Bacon Votes Against Partisan 14 Percent Non-Defense Spending Increase

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8294, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2023. “With inflation…

Bacon Cosponsors Access to Contraception Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he will be joining a bill titled, “Access to Safe Contraception Act of 2022”, as soon as it is introduced by Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-5). "Women and men deserve to have the peace of mind in knowing they have access to safe FDA-approved contraception,” said Bacon. “This law does that by preventing any state from banning…

Bacon Votes Yes on Marriage Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted yes on H.R. 8404 the Respect for Marriage Act, after speaking with faith and community leaders. “As a person of faith, I believe in the traditional definition of marriage. However, I do not believe the government should dictate who can marry each other based on gender, race, or ethnicity. Churches, synagogues, mosques, and…

Bacon Stands with Finland and Sweden

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted in favor of H.Res. 1130, to show support for the sovereign decision of Finland and Sweden to apply to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as calling on all members of NATO to ratify the protocols of accession swiftly, as amended. The resolution passed with a vote of 394 to 18. “Sweden and…

Bacon Supports Import Expansion of Baby Formula

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues in passing H.R. 8351, the “Formula Act,” which would temporality suspend all tariffs on imports of baby formula. This suspension would last through December 31, 2022. “We are still seeing lower supplies of baby formula in our stores, and we need to help American families easily find it,” said…