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BACON RECEIVES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was today recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award for 2021, for demonstrating leadership critical to advancing policies supportive of America’s free enterprise system. The award is presented to the top 20 members of Congress who have demonstrated through their actions, the leadership critical to advancing policies...

BACON VOTES TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

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Washington, DC – Rep.Don Bacon (NE-02) yesterday voted in favor of S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which designates Juneteenth (June 19) a federal holiday. The vote passed 415-14. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to ensure African American slaves were f...

Bacon, Johnson and Stivers Introduce Bill to Protect Federal Judges, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Officers

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Washington – Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02), Bill Johnson (OH-06), and Steve Stivers (OH-15), today introduced the Back the Blue Act, which seeks to ensure that those who risk their lives to protect others are afforded greater protections. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is introducing similar legislation in the Senate. This bicameral bill creates new criminal provisions regarding the killing of, or attempting, ...

Bacon Ranked 15th in Final Lugar Center Bipartisan Index Scores for 116th Congress

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been ranked 15th, or top 3.4 percent, in the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress in the Bipartisan Index rankings compiled by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. This non-partisan tool measures the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines on legislation. The Speaker of th...

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Selected as A Federal Partner Site for All-Hazard Medical Response Program

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Omaha, Neb. — The Nebraska congressional delegation today welcomed notice of the selection of Omaha, home to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine, as a key pilot site designated to develop a federal program that will improve the nation’s ability to respond to future catastrophic events such as pandemics, natural disasters, or a direct attack on the homeland. Rep....

BACON, COLLEAGUES REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN MILITARY SPOUSE HIRING ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), along with Reps. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces. Research from the Department of Defense and the Hiring Our H...

BACON ISSUES STATEMENT ON BIDEN REMARKS

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after listening to the President’s remarks last night: “When President Biden took office in January, he pledged to work in a bipartisan manner, and he has done just the opposite. Instead, he has largely embraced the progressive democrat agenda to push through massive government spending, with no regard for the impact to our childr...

Bacon Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Omaha, Neb.– Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winning artists from Nebraska’s 2ndCongressional District for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.Bacon served as national co-chair for this year’s competition. Judging was conducted by the Nebraska Art Teachers Association. The guest speakers for the event were Dr.Deborah BowersKippley, Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of the Papill...

BACON HONORS CONSTITUTION, VOTES AGAINST D.C. STATEHOOD

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Washington, D.C.—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 51, the D.C. Admission Act, which would grant statehood to the District of Columbia: “H.R. 51 is unconstitutional as it does not rescind the 23rd Amendment, which give the areas known as ‘The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States” a number of electors of President eq...

BACON JOINS STEFANIK, COSPONSORS WAGE EQUITY ACT

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Washington – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) became an original cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (NY-21) Wage Equity Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Modeled after bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law in states across the country, the bill encourages employers to proactively evaluate their pay practices and eliminate pay disparities in their workplaces, while e...