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Bacon Offers Comments Following City Press Conference

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) offered the following comments after the press conference hosted by Mayor Stothert, Governor Ricketts, and area law enforcement: “I pray for the safety and healing for those who have suffered from racial inequality, those who are speaking against it, those hurt from violence, those who have suffered from looting and vandalism, and those who are protectin... Read more »

Bacon Statement on Protests and Racial Equity

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Bacon Statement on Protests and Racial Equity Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement in regard to the unwarranted death of George Floyd and protests held in Omaha: “Last night, Omahans came together as one with the intention to peacefully protest the unwarranted death of George Floyd while being apprehended by law enforcement in Minneapolis. Floyd's tragic... Read more »

Bacon Joins Citizens and Colleagues in Proxy Vote Lawsuit

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today informed Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy that he wished to be included in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Democrat rule on proxy voting, H.Res. 965, and committed to not use it or cast a vote on another Member’s behalf: “I will not give our district’s “vote card” to another member of Congress. For over 231 years, the Hous... Read more »

Bacon Votes Yes on PPP Flexibility Act

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Bacon Votes Yes on PPP Flexibility Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted yes today on the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: “The Paycheck Protection Program has saved millions and millions of jobs by keeping many small businesses solvent during COVID. I voted today to give greater flexibility to small businesses by extending the duration of the program, increasing l... Read more »

Bacon Votes to Send FISA Bill to Conference

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Bacon Votes to Send FISA Bill to Conference Cites Need for Safeguards Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted today to send the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act to Conference, the process where House and Senate Members work together to iron out differences between bills: “I voted to send the FISA bill to Conference so that the House and Senate Conferees can reconcile differences and ... Read more »

Bacon Issues Statement on Open Skies Withdrawal

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon issued the following statement after President Donald Trump indicated that the United States would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty in six months, if Russia did not return to full compliance: “Though some of the oldest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the two OC-135s based at Offutt Air Force Base continue to play an important role in this international t... Read more »

BACON, GARAMENDI INTRODUCE BASE PROTECTION ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02) and John Garamendi (CA-03) introduced H.R. 6922, the Base Applications Sped Expeditiously Protection (BASE Protection) Act, which directs the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize and expedite Section 408 permit applications that provide military installations with enhanced resilience. Section 408 is the process and criteria that the Corps use... Read more »

SENATE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES BACON’S NEVER AGAIN EDUCATION ACT

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Omaha, Neb.— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement today after the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, a bipartisan bill that provides our nation’s teachers with the resources and training they need to teach our children the important lessons of the Holocaust and the consequences of intolerance and hate. The bill overwhelmingly passed the Hou... Read more »

Bacon Urges Senate Leadership to Pass Antilynching Legislation This Year

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass antilynching legislation this year by bringing H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, to the Senate floor for a vote. The language of H.R. 35 was previously passed by the Senate in February 2019 as Senator Kamala Harris’ legislation, S. 488 the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Rep. Bacon ... Read more »

Bacon Announces No Vote on Remote Voting Bill

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding his upcoming no vote on H. Res. 965: “I will be voting with a resounding no on H.Res. 965 for many reasons, with one being that it would allow the House to remain in recess until July 21. Congress needs to get back to work to help America recover. Not sit on the sidelines. Further, this provision makes it eas... Read more »