Agriculture

USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program helps stock shelves at food banks

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made stops across Nebraska Friday, including a visit to Food Bank for the Heartland. He was joined by Governor Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon for a tour to assess how critical the food bank is, especially during this global pandemic. With so many people out of work due to COVID-19, the need to help stock shelves has increased... Read more »

Bacon, Spanberger to Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-D-07) to announce plans to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act in the House. Introduced in the Senate by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the bill seeks to help farmers, ranchers and foresters participate in the voluntary carbon market by establishing a Greenhouse Gas Technic... Read more »

Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

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https://fcw.com/articles/2020/01/14/eis-congress-letters-rockwell.aspx In December, the Departments of Treasury and Agriculture got some advice from a handful of lawmakers on how to leverage the General Services Administration's $50 billion, 15-year next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize their operations. The CIOs at Treasury and USDA received letters from members of the House Fi... Read more »

USMCA gives Americans the jobs they deserve this holiday

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https://www.theindependent.com/opinion/columnists/usmca-gives-americans-the-jobs-they-deserve-this-holiday/article_f2b7e0a2-22e1-11ea-b0ca-532ae9777e64.html?fbclid=IwAR3tf8VZqSh6x1MbLRI0PuZLf47DtWFvPQvtKPsO0EYkM5paZc2IVoEIfQw Members of our Republican Main Street Partnership, including Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Don Bacon of Nebraska, have all championed this proposal since its inception and never... Read more »

Bacon Votes in Favor of Usmca

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After fighting for over a year alongside his colleagues to bring the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and his fellow Members today passed the measure in the House. “With nearly 35,000 jobs in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District supported by trade with Canada and Mexico, and our country’s economy being the best it has been in 50 years, this moderni... Read more »

Bacon Stands by Nebraska Ag With No Vote on H.R. 5038

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, which would establish a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and change the H-2A temporary worker program: "I heard from Nebraska farmers and ranchers who overwhelmingly oppose this legislation because it limits wage increases for the next 10 years, restric... Read more »

Bacon Responds to Upcoming Usmca Vote

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement following the announcement on the upcoming vote for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “For over a year, Congress has been pushing for a vote on the USMCA. This trade agreement is ready to be ratified and is a major win for farmers, ranchers, manufacturers and workers, and gives businesses the opportunity to sell more o... Read more »

Rep. Don Bacon makes USMCA push as Congress considers impeachment

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https://www.graydc.com/content/news/White-House-makes-USMCA-push-as-Congress-considers-impeachment-565163762.html WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The Trump Administration turns its attention to trade as lawmakers on Capitol Hill mull over presidential impeachment. The administration is urging Congress to focus on passing the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a rewrite of the North American Fr... Read more »

Sodik Safoev meets with US Congressmen

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http://www.uzdaily.com/en/post/52652 Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 22 October 2019 in the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Sodik Safoev, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, met with Congressmen Trent Kelly (Mississippi) and Don Bacon (Nebraska). Read more »

Congressman Bacon Tours Graepel North America, Calls for Urgent USMCA Ratification

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https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/news/congressman-bacon-tours-graepel-north-america-calls-urgent-usmca-ratification Oct. 9, 2019, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Graepel North America hosted Congressman Don Bacon (Republican-Nebraska). Representative Bacon met with Graepel North America employees, took a tour of Graepel’s facility, and discussed the public policy issu... Read more »