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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...

BACON NAMED TO TOP 20% OF MOST EFFECTIVE LAWMAKERS

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Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been ranked in the top 20% of Republicans for legislative effectiveness in the 116th Congress. The Center for Effective Lawmaking bases the scores on 15 metrics regarding the bills that each member of Congress sponsors, how substantial their policy proposals are, and how far they move through the lawmaking process. “I have found that by working across the ai...

BACON URGES BIDEN TO MAINTAIN SMALL MILITARY PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: "I deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks and have seen first-hand the effectiveness of our counter-terrorism operations. After nearly 2...

Bacon, Spanberger Reintroduce Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act to Recognize Long-Term Risks of Military Firefighting, Strengthen VA Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced l the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act, which provides veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. The bipartisan legislation is named after Powhatan County, Virginia resident Michael Lecik, a former U.S. Air Force...

BACON, PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS URGE LEADERSHIP TO RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues by urging Congressional leadership to return to regular order in the House, allowing for open debate on the House floor, committee hearings, and amendments. In a letter officially endorsed by the 58-Member bipartisan Caucus, including 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans, the group called for adhering t...

Bacon Informational Tele-Town Hall

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Bacon Informational Tele-Town Hall Omaha, Neb. - With severe weather season approaching, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has partnered with local emergency officials to discuss emergency preparedness for home and business, during a tele-town hall on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. CT. Rep. Bacon’s guests include: FEMA: Jay Van Der Werff, Ph.D ., FEMA Region VII (Acting) Deputy Regional Administrator and D...

BACON VOTES TO PROTECT WOMEN AND SANCTITY OF LIFE

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today protected women’s safety and rights, as well as the sanctity of life by voting against two bills, H.J. Res. 17, which would remove the deadline for the ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. “Groups such as NARAL and NOW have said that the ERA is fundamental to ove...