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Bacon Releases 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released a statement for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, January 17, 2022: “A true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed tremendous courage to help our country grow and ensure all Americans are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enjoy our God-given freedoms. He faced seemingly insurmountable obst...

Bacon Votes Against Federal Takeover and Public Funding of Elections

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against the so-called voting rights legislation, because it does the exact opposite. “I voted to protect Nebraska’s election laws from a federal takeover,” said Bacon. “We should not have to submit to any administration of either party by placing the unelected, unaccountable office of the U.S. Attorney General as a “czar” over our election pro...

Bacon Announces Winners of NE-02’s 2021 Congressional App Challenge

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winners for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. Established by Congress in 2014, the challenge is a programming competition for students in high school and middle school. Students, individually or in teams, were tasked with creating, coding, and implementing a new and innovative computer applicatio...

BACON STATEMENT AFTER FY22 NDAA SIGNED INTO LAW

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WASINGTON, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law: “It was good for America’s national security that the President signed the FY22 NDAA into law, a major milestone that restores our military readiness, strengthens relations with our allies, and provides ...

Bacon Votes No to Increasing Debt Limit

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Bacon Votes No to Increasing Debt Limit Washington, D.C. – Rep Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no to increase the debt ceiling: “Our country is already nearly $29 trillion in debt, and we cannot continue to increase it without a long-term plan to address our country’s out of control spending. Additionally, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer clearly want to use...

Bacon Introduces Bill to Ease Backlog in SNAP

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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Bacon today introduced H.R. 6203, the Emergency Snap Staffing Flexibility Act of 2021 to allow contractors to determine the eligibility of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients: “States need more flexibility in the process for determining eligibility for SNAP programs, which provide food to those who are in need. There is an extended backlog in the rev...

BACON APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF 2022 NDAA

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Washington, D.C. –Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in voting for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The bill passed by an overwhelming majority of 363 to 70. “Political gridlock should never stand between the American people and the security of the United States,” said Bacon. “For the 61st consecutive year, Congress has prioritized our national security...

BACON 2021 THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

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Omaha, Neb.— Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated on November 25, 2021: “On this Thanksgiving Day, I reflect on our many blessings and freedoms. I’m thankful to our Heavenly Father for the love and mercy He gives us. I am thankful to Him that we live in the greatest country in the world where we are free, have equa...

BACON RECEIVES ISEA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today was recognized by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) as one of the recipients of the 2021 Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award. This award was established by the association to recognize those whose efforts have had a positive impact on workplace safety. Other recipients of the award are Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) an...

BACON OPPOSES BUILD BACK BETTER ACT, URGES COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced on the House floor that he will be voting against H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. A full clip of the video can be found here and some key quotes are below: President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Sanders have made it clear they want to transform America using Reconciliation and the so-called Build Back Better Act....