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BACON HONORS CATHERINE LANG FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Omaha, Neb. – In the spirit of celebrating Women’s History Month, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) presented Catherine Lang, a leader in both public and nonprofit spheres working to improve economic and educational opportunities for Nebraskans, a copy of his congressional floor speech honoring her on the floor of the House of Representatives chamber in Washington, D.C. Catherine earned both her Bache... Read more »

Bacon Thankful for Passage of Coronavirus Relief Bill by Voice Vote

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Omaha, Neb. – While recognizing that the CARES Act was imperfect, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) expressed his thanks and optimism as the act was passed by a voice vote to send relief to the American people, businesses and the health community. The package included essential funding for needed medical equipment and supplies, funding for loans to assist businesses with payroll, rent and other expens... Read more »

Mask Legislation Introduced by Bacon, Tonko and Langevin Included in Third Supplemental Bill introduced Last Week

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Mask Legislation Introduced by Bacon, Tonko and Langevin Included in Third Supplemental Bill introduced Last Week Washington, D.C. – Bi-partisan Legislation introduced last November by Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02), Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Jim Langevin (RI-02) has been included in the Senate’s third emergency stimulus coronavirus bill introduced last week by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senator... Read more »

BACON, CUELLAR, FORTENBERRY, AND SCOTT INTRODUCE AIR FORCE BUDGET TRANSPARENCY ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-D-28), Jeff Fortenberry (NE-R-01), and Austin Scott (GA-R-08) to introduce H.R. 6229, the Air Force Budget Transparency Act of 2020, which will increase United States Air Force budget transparency by discontinuing a practice of “pass through” budgeting where non-Air Force spending is included in the Air Force bud... Read more »

BACON TO HOST CORONAVIRUS TELE-TOWN HALL WITH LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will be hosting a tele-town hall with local health officials to discuss the government’s response to the coronavirus, on Thursday, March 19 at 7:45 p.m. CT. He will be joined by Dr. Gary J Anthone, MD, DHHS Division of Public Health, Dr. Adi M Pour, Ph.D., Health Director of the Douglas County Community Health Department, Sarah Schram, Sarpy County Healt... Read more »

BACON ISSUES STATEMENT ON NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR CORONAVIRUS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration for the Coronavirus situation: “We must reassure the American people that we are able to handle a national threat such as this, and the President’s declaration will make that possible. The steps listed as part of this declaration will enable us to beat t... Read more »

Bacon Votes Yes to Supplemental Funding to Fight Coronavirus

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and House colleagues voted yes on a bipartisan piece of legislation to pass funding to ensure our nation is prepared in the event of a disease outbreak amid emerging health threats abroad. “With so many questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus, my House colleagues and I have come together to replenish reserve funds to continue to address the... Read more »

BACON VOTES YES FOR LEGAL AID GRANT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS

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BACON VOTES YES FOR LEGAL AID GRANT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) an original cosponsor of H.R. 3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, voted yes on the bipartisan legislation which will establish a grant program that will ease the path for homeless or at-risk veterans seeking legal aid assistance in the areas of housing, family law, income suppo... Read more »

BACON VOTES YES ON BILL TO MAKE LYNCHING A FEDERAL CRIME

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Washington, D.C.- Last year, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was approached by local leaders to support legislation that would make lynching a federal crime. After reviewing all legislative options, and believing it was the right one to support, Rep. Bacon introduced H.R. 3536, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. The wording of H.R. 3536 mirrors the language of S. 488, introduced by Sen. Kamala... Read more »

BACON CONDEMNS 'BLACKLIST' TARGETING ISRAELI COMMUNITIES

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Omaha, Neb. - Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued its first-ever ‘blacklist’ of companies who have ties to Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement condemning the list as a bigoted act: “The UNHRC’s bigoted database of companies who provide services to those living in the Israeli communities located in Judea and Sa... Read more »