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Bacon Cosponsors Legislation to Enhance Training and Programs in Cybersecurity and Transportation Workforce

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he has agreed to be a cosponsor on two bills that each deal with training and programs in career and technical education (CTE) fields. The Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, H.R. 1592, would create a pilot program within the Department of Education to award competitive grants to education-employer partnerships for the development,... Read more »

BACON COSPONSORS TWO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TRAINING BILLS

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) recently agreed to be a cosponsor of two Career and Technical Education (CTE) training bills introduced in the House of Representatives. H.R. 898, the Skills Investment Act of 2019, enhances the Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, which are tax advantaged savings accounts for educational expenses. American workers can use those accounts to pay for ... Read more »

Bacon and Problem Solvers Caucus Unveil the “March to Common Ground” Framework to Help Break Gridlock

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and his 49 colleagues on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans – unveiled the “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table. The 50-member bipartisan Caucus developed and came together in support of the fr... Read more »

BACON STATEMENT ON YES VOTE FOR USPS

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BACON STATEMENT ON YES VOTE FOR USPS Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in regards to voting yes for the proposal to fund the United States Postal Service: “As the Commander at Ramstein, I was in charge of postal operations in all Europe supporting the military and much of the State Department. I know firsthand the importance of having a strong postal s... Read more »

Bacon On Israel - UAE Agreement

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Omaha, Neb. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), retired Brigadier General and member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic relations: “I congratulate President Trump and the leaders of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on today’s historic announcement. As the third Arab country and fir... Read more »

Reps. Bacon, Yarmuth, Davis, Young Lead Bipartisan Effort to Help Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Don Young (R-AK) introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to provide $2 billion in flexible funding for community-based organizations to assist children, youth, and families experiencing homeless during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 7950, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act (E... Read more »

MEDIA ALERT: Rep. Bacon to Host Tele-Town Hall

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will host his third tele-town hall of 2020 for the residents of the Second Congressional District of Nebraska to discuss issues important to them. Callers will be able to submit questions to the Congressman and listen to his responses live. “We discussed hosting an in-person town hall and felt it would be best to utilize our tele-town hall format so ... Read more »

BACON STATEMENT ON FY21 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today in the House: “For 60 consecutive years the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by providing for America’s defense by passing the NDAA. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worke... Read more »

Bacon Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Icons Lewis and Vivian

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Bacon Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Icons Lewis and Vivian Omaha, Neb. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement on the passing of two civil rights icons: Rep. John Lewis and Pastor C.T. Vivian: "Today our nation lost two men who were stalwarts in the civil rights movement: Rep. John Lewis and Pastor C.T. Vivian. Both men worked alongside Rev. Martin Luther King i... Read more »

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE PASSES 2021 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted Thursday in favor of advancing H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The bill was reported out of committee by a unanimous vote of 56 to 0. This annual legislation, which contains a number of amendments and provisions authored by Bacon, authorizes defe... Read more »