Agriculture

BACON’S DHS CYBER SECURITY BILL PASSES HOUSE

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that his bill, H.R. 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, passed the House after favorable consideration by the Homeland Security Committee. This bill is aimed at helping protect private industry from cyber-attacks from other nations such as Russia and China. The bill passed with a vote of 313 to 105. With the passage ...

BACON RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NEW E15 PLAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after President Biden made the announcement to extend the availability of higher biofuel blends of gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources: “President Biden’s announcement on the sale of E15 this summer is a win for Nebraska farmers and is a step in the right...

House ag lawmakers blast Torres Small over biofuels

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A panel of House Republicans criticizing the Biden administration Tuesday for not investing more in biofuels as it seeks to boost domestic and renewable energy sources. During a hearing with USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, GOP members of the House Ag Committee framed the issue around the U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas and the surging costs of ag inputs like fertil...

Rep. Don Bacon Tele-town Hall March 2, 2022

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) hosted a tele-town hall on March 2, 2022 for the people of Nebraska's Second Congressional district to discuss the latest issues in Congress and around the world, including the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal, health care, and much more. Listen here.

BACON CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO ‘PUSH BACK BETTER’

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address: “The events of the past year have provided a stark reminder that the policies of the party in power affect the peace and prosperity of all Americans. As the country continues to lurch from crisis to crisis, the President’s policies are failing to address the problems that ...

Bacon Introduces Bill to Ease Backlog in SNAP

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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Bacon today introduced H.R. 6203, the Emergency Snap Staffing Flexibility Act of 2021 to allow contractors to determine the eligibility of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients: “States need more flexibility in the process for determining eligibility for SNAP programs, which provide food to those who are in need. There is an extended backlog in the rev...

Country's Needs Outweigh Partisanship

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OMAHA (DTN) -- One of 13 Republicans who voted a week ago to support the final passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said his party's leadership got tied up in a knot over hyper-partisanship rather than what's best for the country as a whole. "I thought it was a vote that was right for America and right for our di...

NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN APPRECIATES FEDERAL DELEGATION SUPPORT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

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Nebraska Cattlemen appreciates the support of Senator Fischer and Representative Bacon for advancing the much-needed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill provides investments into roads, bridges, and broadband infrastructure, in addition to securing much-needed regulatory certainty and relief for farmers, ranchers, and cattle transporters. Read the full release here.

Ricketts, Farm Bureau critical of tax proposal that could hurt future farm families

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The average age of Nebraska farmers is nearly 57 years old. In many cases, those older farmers are making succession plans that would pass the family farm, ranch or small business onto the next generation of their family. With million of Nebraska farm and ranch acres and small businesses at stake, some Nebraskans are concerned whether new tax proposals by the Biden administration could make it co...