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Rep. Bacon Votes Against Nearly $2 Trillion Partisan “COVID” Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: “Only nine percent of this $1.9 trillion so called “rescue” plan focuses on COVID health, while the remaining amount goes to progressive priorities, including funding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and pet projects like Pelosi’s subway an... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Releases Statement on Equality Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act: “This week, Speaker Pelosi will bring up the Equality Bill for a vote that expands the Civil Rights Law to LGBTQ citizens. While we should be able to protect our LGBTQ population, we should not do so at the expense of faith-based organizations and women athletes. Unfortunately, the... Read more »

Bacon Re-Joins Bipartisan For Country Caucus of U.S. Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –The For Country Caucus, a non-partisan group of military veterans serving in Congress and dedicated to working together in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government, announced new leadership and a growing caucus membership for the 117th Congress. A former Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will rejoin the Caucus for the 117th Congress. “... Read more »

Bacon, Cuellar, Rutherford, Stauber Introduce LEOSA Reform Act to Improve Public Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02-R) was joined by Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28-D), John Rutherford (FL-04-R), and Pete Stauber (MN-08-R) in introducing H.R. 1210: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act. The LEOSA Reform Act is a critical piece of legislation that will improve public safety by allowing qualified law enforcement officers who have committed themselves to o... Read more »

BACON ANNOUNCES 2021 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE WINNERS

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC); a national coding competition that provides youth with an opportunity to explore the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Millard North High School ninth grader Nikita Ramaswamy won first place with her chemistry app called ChemHelp, which deals with the per... Read more »

Bacon Named Ranking Member of House Agriculture Subcommittee

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Washington D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been named as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. The subcommittee addresses policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives, as well as department agenc... Read more »

Bacon, Wilson Introduce Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Serviced Committee (HASC) introduced H.R. 857, the Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021, which seeks to limit Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East. The legislation requires the United States to impose sanctions on individuals and entities involved in the transfer of conventional weapons to... Read more »

REP. BACON RELEASES STATEMENT ON REP. GREENE

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no on the House Democrat’s resolution to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene from her committee assignments for inexcusable and inflammatory remarks made by her, before being elected to the House of Representatives: “For the first time in 234 years, one party is dictating committee assignments to the other party. This ac... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Announces 2020 Military Academy Nominations

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced his 24 nominations to the United States military service academies: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) at Colorado Springs, CO; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Congressional members nominate individuals and the final determination for appointmen... Read more »

BACON VOTES TO SUPPORT WAIVER CONFIRMING GEN. AUSTIN AS NEXT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting to support the waiver which would confirm General Lloyd Austin III as the next Secretary of Defense: “General Austin has been retired from the Army for almost five years and will provide strong leadership to our nation’s military. His 40-years of military experiences all over the globe and leading ... Read more »