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BACON VOTES TO RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH FOR AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act: “People battling substance use disorders or suffering from severe mental illness, especially children, will greatly benefit from the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act which supports states and comm...

Bacon’s Statement on SCOTUS 2A Decision

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v Bruen: “Law-abiding Americans were delivered a victory when the Supreme Court affirmed that they have a right to defend themselves without unnecessary interference from the government. The Supreme Court has on numerous occ...

Bacon’s Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Decision

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization: “Life is the most precious right and today’s decision in the Dobbs case affirms that. It does not outlaw abortion, but puts it in the hands of the elected representatives of the states and Congress. I know many have worked...

Bacon Stands by Constitution, Votes Against Gun Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Following the House vote on S. 2938 Senate Gun Control Act, Rep Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement on why he voted to uphold the Constitution: “My vote today was constitutionally based, not politically based. There was much in this bill that is commendable, but the Red Flag portion opens up consequences I cannot support. This week’s earlier Supreme Court decision ...

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE COMPLETES CONSIDERATION OF 2023 DEFENSE BILL

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), voted Thursday morning in favor of advancing H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 57 – 1. This annual legislation, which contains multiple amendments and provisions authored by Bacon, authorizes defense sp...

BACON’S BILL TO HONOR PETTY OFFICER FRENCH SIGNED INTO LAW

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) announced today that his bill, H.R. 4168, was signed into law. This legislation will name the U.S. Post Office in Omaha’s Benson area, 6223 Maple St., after Petty Officer First Class Charles Jackson French. A World War II hero with ties to Omaha, he rescued fifteen of his injured shipmates by swimming for hours pulling a life raft to safety through shark-i...

BACON, FRANKLIN, LAMB, AND CARBAJAL INTRODUCE BILL TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Following the report by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Scott Franklin (R-FL-15), Conor Lamb (D-PA-17), and Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), introduced H.R. 8027 to establish a national Technology Competitiveness Council (TCC). The council will serve under the President and be chaired by the Vice President, with a newly appointed A...

Bacon Receives Congressional Service Award for Support of AmeriCorps

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Washington, DC – In recognition of his strong support for AmeriCorps, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) received the Congressional Service Award from Voices for National Service, a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who work to ensure Americans of all ages can serve and volunteer in their community. Bacon was recognized for his remarkable commi...

Bacon Votes Against Bill That Does Nothing to Stop Gun Violence

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Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) voted no on H.R.7910, although supporting one section, because overall it punishes law-abiding citizens and does little to nothing to stop gun violence. He supported the one provision that requires the Attorney General to submit a written report one year after the bill is enacted. The report would be on the demographic data of people who were determi...

BACON, GALLEGO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RECOGNIZE CENTURY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BALTIC ALLIES

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Following a recent trip to the region, Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Co-Chairs of the House Baltic Caucus, introduced H.Res. 1142, to commemorate the United States’ diplomatic recognition of the independence and sovereignty of the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. A century ago, the United States made the momentous decision to formally recogni...