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BACON 2020 THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

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Omaha, Neb.— Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated on November 26, 2020: “On this Thanksgiving, I reflect on the many blessings and freedoms we have today, and praise God that we live in the greatest country in the world. While this year’s Thanksgiving may look different compared to previous holidays, one thi... Read more »

Bacon Announces Offutt Selected as Finalist for New Space Command HQ

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Bacon Announces Offutt Selected as Finalist for New Space Command HQ Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has informed him that Offutt Air Force Base has been selected as one of the six finalists to be home to the United States Space Command. “As one of the earliest advocates for the Space Command, I applaud this announcement,” said Rep Bacon, a ... Read more »

BACON NAMED TO NDAA CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was named by the House of Representatives as a conferee to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee. A conference committee resolves the differences between Senate and House versions of the same bill, and this is Rep. Bacon’s fourth consecutive appointment. Rep. Bacon previously served on the FY... Read more »

Bacon Says We Must Defend Constitution in Election Process

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Bacon Says We Must Defend Constitution in Election Process Omaha, Neb. - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued an updated statement concerning the 2020 Presidential Elections: “Going forward, our guiding light must be to defend and enforce the Constitution and uphold our rule of law. To support that, we must count all of the submitted legal votes; expand transparency and allow both sides to monitor ballot... Read more »

Bacon Has History of Combatting Military Sexual Assault

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Bacon Has History of Combatting Military Sexual Assault Omaha, Neb. – When Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) took on the assignment of Commander for Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2008, he knew he would have to tackle head-on the high number of sexual assault allegations at the base. He immediately instituted a program to address the crimes, and it was later ranked by the Air Force as the number one ... Read more »

Office of Rep. Bacon Responds to Misleading Article By the Intercept

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Office of Rep. Bacon Responds to Misleading Article By the Intercept Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) Communications Director, Danielle Jensen, released the following statement in regard to the misleading article released by The Intercept, concerning his use of Double Bogey Strategies for official communication pieces: “We retained the services of a small minority-owned business to pr... Read more »

BACON DEFENDS OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

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Omaha, Neb.— Since elected to Congress in 2017, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and retired Air Force Brigadier General, has championed legislation to benefit our nation’s military and Gold Star Families. In 2018, Rep. Bacon’s first bill to pass the House of Representatives and become law, H.R. 3897, the Gold Star Family Support and Installation... Read more »

BACON DELIVERS RESULTS THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF 10 BILLS INTO LAW

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Omaha, Neb. – During his time in Congress, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has seen 10 of the bills he has introduced pass: six through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); two through report language; one through the CARES Act; and one stand-alone bill. 1. H.R.5553 — 115th Congress (2017-208) Loya-Sears Warrior Transition Assistance Reform Act of 2018 was amended and incorporated as Secti... Read more »

BACON CHAMPIONS FOR LOCAL FUNDING IN NE-02 THROUGH LEGISLATION

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been instrumental in providing direct relief to Nebraska’s Second District by supporting critical legislation such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion (FLEX) Act of 2020. Last November, Reps. Don Bacon, Paul Tonko (NY-20) and J... Read more »

Rush, Bacon Introduce Legislation To Honor Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) introduced legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till and a tireless fighter for civil rights and racial justice. The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded as a national acknowledgment of renowned persons, institutions, or events. “Emmett Till’s death br... Read more »