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Bacon Says We Must Legislate on Facts; Votes No on Gun Restrictions

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no on both H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021: “There is no question that loss of life due to gun violence is traumatizing and heartbreaking, but we cannot ignore the fact that thenumbers do not show background checks, gun registries, and other ... Read more »

Bacon Reintroduces STOP Straw Purchases Act

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) reintroduced H.R. 1604 the STOP Straw Purchases Act, to increase penalties resulting from purchasing a firearm for a prohibited person. An illegal firearm purchase is a federal crime and applies to purchases for those who are knowingly prohibited by law from possessing a gun or do not want their name associated with the purchase. “Most of the gun-rela... Read more »

Reps. Bacon, Jeffries, Scott, and Armstrong Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Sentencing Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)introduced the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to those already convicted or sentenced. The sentencing disparity b... Read more »

Bacon Defends U.S. Constitution, Votes Against H.R. 1

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after defending the U.S. Constitution by voting against H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021: “Since 1788, the United States has been conducting free and fair elections, and I made an oath to uphold the Constitution, which includes protecting the rights and voices of all Americans, no matter the party. H.R. 1 is an ... Read more »

Bacon, Co-Sponsor of the Justice Act, Votes No on H.R. 1280

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Bacon, Co-Sponsor of the Justice Act, Votes No on H.R. 1280 Washington, D.C. – An original co-sponsor of H.R. 677, the Justice Act, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 because it does not offer workable solutions that would increase transparency, accountability, and performance of our nation’s law enforcement: “The Justice Act woul... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Votes Against Nearly $2 Trillion Partisan “COVID” Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: “Only nine percent of this $1.9 trillion so called “rescue” plan focuses on COVID health, while the remaining amount goes to progressive priorities, including funding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and pet projects like Pelosi’s subway an... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Releases Statement on Equality Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding H.R. 5, the Equality Act: “This week, Speaker Pelosi will bring up the Equality Bill for a vote that expands the Civil Rights Law to LGBTQ citizens. While we should be able to protect our LGBTQ population, we should not do so at the expense of faith-based organizations and women athletes. Unfortunately, the... Read more »

Bacon Re-Joins Bipartisan For Country Caucus of U.S. Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –The For Country Caucus, a non-partisan group of military veterans serving in Congress and dedicated to working together in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government, announced new leadership and a growing caucus membership for the 117th Congress. A former Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will rejoin the Caucus for the 117th Congress. “... Read more »

Bacon, Cuellar, Rutherford, Stauber Introduce LEOSA Reform Act to Improve Public Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02-R) was joined by Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28-D), John Rutherford (FL-04-R), and Pete Stauber (MN-08-R) in introducing H.R. 1210: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act. The LEOSA Reform Act is a critical piece of legislation that will improve public safety by allowing qualified law enforcement officers who have committed themselves to o... Read more »

BACON ANNOUNCES 2021 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE WINNERS

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC); a national coding competition that provides youth with an opportunity to explore the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Millard North High School ninth grader Nikita Ramaswamy won first place with her chemistry app called ChemHelp, which deals with the per... Read more »