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Bacon, Matsui, Scanlon, Van Drew Introduce Bipartisan Bill Holding Cruise Ship Operators Accountable for Wrongful Passenger Deaths

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Bacon, Matsui, Scanlon, Van Drew Introduce Bipartisan Bill Holding Cruise Ship Operators Accountable for Wrongful Passenger Deaths WASHINGTON– Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Doris Matsui (D-CA-07), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-05), and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ-02) introduced H.R. 3788, Hammers’ Law, last week. The legislation would amend the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to hold cruise ship…

Bacon Reacts to Mexico Corn Ban Update

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Bacon Reacts to Mexico Corn Ban Update Washington, D.C. –– Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement on proceeding with dispute settlement consultations with Mexico following their ban on the importation of GMO corn. Bacon, a member of the House Agriculture…

Bacon Votes to Cut Deficit and Get Financial House in Order

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Bacon Votes to Cut Deficit and Get Financial House in Order  Washington – Rep Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting for the Inflation Reduction Act:  “The United States is $32T in debt and the Biden budget projected $19T more deficits in the coming decade. This is unsustainable and puts our country on a fiscal house of cards. The…

Bacon Statement on WOTUS Ruling

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Bacon Statement on WOTUS Ruling Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued a statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA, a case relating to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.  “The SCOTUS decision in Sackett v. EPA is a victory for rural America. The EPA’s WOTUS, which is about as clear as mud -…

Bacon Votes to Halt the Flow of Fentanyl

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Bacon Votes to Halt the Flow of Fentanyl Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 467 the HALT Fentanyl Act: “In order to stop fentanyl trafficking, not only do we need to secure the border, but we need to make sure that those who are convicted of fentanyl trafficking pay their criminal fines and serve their jail…

Rep. Bacon Votes to Repeal EPA Trucking Regulation

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement on the passage of S.J. Res 11: “We rely on hard working truckers to transport goods all across America,” said Rep. Bacon. “Imposing oppressive regulations will crush the trucking industry, kill jobs, and pass the cost on to consumers. I support S.J. Res 11 to alleviate the heavy hand of government regulation and keep…

Bacon calls on Biden to “Meet Us at the table!”

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Bacon calls on Biden to “Meet Us at the table!” Washington - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the debt ceiling and the use of the 14th Amendment: “The 14th Amendment does not give the President the unliteral authority to start writing checks wherever he wants. To even consider this abuse of power is reprehensible and shows what…

Bacon Issues Statement on Durham Probe

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Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued a statement regarding the release of findings by Special Counsel John Durham on the Trump-Russia probe:   “The Durham probe confirmed what we suspected that the previous FBI leadership became corrupted by their partisan agenda. The former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI Deputy…

Bacon Leads Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Air Force Fighter Force Structure

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-02), alongside Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO-06), John James (R-MI-10), Doug Lamborn (R-CO-05), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-07) introduced H.R 3392, the Fighter Force Preservation and Recapitalization Act. This legislation prevents the closure of Air National Guard fighter squadrons at a time when pilot and maintenance…

Bacon Votes to Secure Border

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Bacon Votes to Secure Border “Our border is hard broke…”  Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued a statement regarding his yes vote on H.R. 2 the Secure the Border Act of 2023: “Our border is hard broke under this Administration. A thousand migrants died last year crossing the border, nearly 100,000 Americans died from Fentanyl, and half of the women coming to the United…