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Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union

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 Nursing Professional to Join Bacon at State of the Union Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will be joined by Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC at the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 2023. Schwedhelm has more than 40 years of experience and was one of the original staff of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. Currently, she serves as one of the leaders…

Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel

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Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was announced today as a returning member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 118th Congress.  Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) also announced his intent to establish a special panel on the committee focused on military quality of life which will be led by…

Bacon Congratulates Rogers on Selection as HASC Chair

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebr.) today offered his congratulations to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) for his selection as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 118th Congress. Rogers served as the Ranking Republican Member of the committee in the 117th Congress. “Chairman Rogers is a fierce advocate for national defense and has worked…

Bacon Votes to Protect Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

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Bacon Votes to Protect Born-Alive Abortion Survivors I met two grown women who survived attempted abortions Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) voted today to protect infants who are born alive after an abortion procedure. H.R. 26 – Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would also provide an avenue for the mother to hold the abortion provider accountable. “I have met two…

Bacon Responds to Secretary of Defense’s Rescission of DoD Vaccine Mandate

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Bacon Responds to Secretary of Defense’s Rescission of DoD Vaccine Mandate  Washington, DC –Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after the Department of Defense rescinded the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for servicemembers.   “I am pleased that House Republicans were able to force an end to the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a…

Bacon Votes to Urge Biden Admin to Investigate Attacks on Pro-Life Centers

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Bacon Votes to Urge Biden Admin to Investigate Attacks on Pro-Life Centers Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) voted yes on H. Con. Res. 3 Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches due to a lack of serious investigations by the Biden Administration. “It is outrageous that a network of pro-life pregnancy…

Bacon Votes to Rescind 87,000 IRS Agents

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Washington, DC—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted for H.R. 23, the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, which would rescind certain allocations made available to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including funding for the 87,000 IRS agents hired by the Biden Administration. This legislation protects middle-class families and small businesses while enhancing the services…

Bacon Statement on Kevin McCarthy Win

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Washington, DC—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) won Speaker of the House:  “Today is historic as the Republican party came together to work on changes sought by our members, and elect Kevin McCarthy as our next Speaker. The big winners are the American people as we can now get to work on fixing the economy, making…

BACON HONORS THE LIFE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement to honor Pope Benedict XVI, who was laid to rest on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy.   “Pope Benedict XVI was a true servant of God and a profound theologian. His faith and teachings inspired millions of Catholics here in the U.S. and around the world to…

Bacon Votes No on Massive Omnibus

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Bacon Votes No on Massive Omnibus Washington - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no on the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill: “In addition to the appropriations process this year being a complete disgrace, this omnibus is entirely too much money. The massive spending since the conclusion of COVID has fueled inflation, and this bill is more of the…