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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 »

Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act

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Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted no on the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 last Wednesday. The bill would designate a total of 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, 843 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and expand national monuments by 100,00 acres, even though the National Forest System (NFS) did not recommend many of the areas for the... Read more »

Bacon Applauds State of the Union

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Bacon Applauds State of the Union WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after this evening’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, we heard from the President about our once again strong economy and his visionary approach to helping everyone thrive and in new opportunities. Not only is our economy strong, but military strength has been restored and we are ... Read more »

Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military

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Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel, to introduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a “Safe to Report” policy acro... Read more »

Education Leader to Join Bacon at SOTU

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Education Leader to Join Bacon at SOTU Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (Ne-02) will be joined at this year’s State of the Union Address by local education leader Toba Cohen-Dunning. Cohen-Dunning is the Executive Director of the Omaha Public Schools Foundation. As Executive Director, Cohen-Dunning is responsible for all fundraising efforts and overseeing the Foundation’s parent-pay childc... Read more »

Bacon to Host First Town Hall of 2020

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) will host his first town hall of 2020. The town hall is open to residents of the Second Congressional District and will be held in the Board Room of the Omaha Public School’s TAC Building. Constituents can receive notifications about future town halls by signing up for Rep. Bacon’s email list on the website at www.bacon.house.gov. WHAT: Town Hall with Congressman Don ... Read more »

Bacon Releases Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today we remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy he left behind. He dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and to live in a world that rejects prejudice, hate, and intolerance. “One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speec... Read more »

Bacon Fights Age Discrimination With Yes Vote on Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 1230 the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: “This legislation sets the burden of proof for age discrimination in employment-related disputes on an equal level with other forms of workplace discrimination. Currently, the bar is set much higher in these cases making it difficult for older worker... Read more »

Bacon Delivers Forceful Speech Against Resolution That would Weaken America

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Congressman Don Bacon today delivered a blistering speech against the un-needed resolution introduced by House Democrats that would weaken America and embolden its enemies. He then voted no on the resolution. “I knew who Soleimani was when I was in Iraq. We were targeted by rockets every single day from Iranian proxies trained in, funded and armed by Iran – and sometimes led by Iranian commanders,... Read more »

Bacon Questions Pelosi’s Reasoning for War Powers Resolution

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Omaha, Neb.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), the highest-ranking retired active duty military member serving in Congress, today questioned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s rationale for introducing a “War Powers” resolution. “Speaker Pelosi says the Soleimani operation was ‘disproportionate’,” said Rep. Bacon. “What would it take for her to defend our troops? He oversaw the murder of 608 America... Read more »