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Bacon Cosponsors Legislation to Enhance Training and Programs in Cybersecurity and Transportation Workforce

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he has agreed to be a cosponsor on two bills that each deal with training and programs in career and technical education (CTE) fields. The Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, H.R. 1592, would create a pilot program within the Department of Education to award competitive grants to education-employer partnerships for the development,... Read more »


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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) recently agreed to be a cosponsor of two Career and Technical Education (CTE) training bills introduced in the House of Representatives. H.R. 898, the Skills Investment Act of 2019, enhances the Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, which are tax advantaged savings accounts for educational expenses. American workers can use those accounts to pay for ... Read more »

Bacon and 10 Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Bill Aimed at Helping Local Governments

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Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Don Bacon (R-NE-02) was today joined by Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND-At Large), Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), Gilbert Cisneros (D-CA-39), Rick Crawford (R-AR-01), Jason Crow (D-CO-06), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01), Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at helping loca... Read more »

Bacon Fights Age Discrimination With Yes Vote on Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 1230 the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: “This legislation sets the burden of proof for age discrimination in employment-related disputes on an equal level with other forms of workplace discrimination. Currently, the bar is set much higher in these cases making it difficult for older worker... 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 »

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

| Posted in In the News 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 »

Bacon Votes No to Throwing 3.7 Million Americans Out of Work

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act, because it is anti-worker, anti-business and would cause the loss of up to 3.7 million jobs. It mandates a 107 percent increase in the federal minimum wage. He issued the following statement regarding the negative effects of the legislation, based on findings by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO): “Ameri... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Says Farm Bill Will Help Grow Nebraska’s Economy

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska. Four areas of concern to Rep. Bacon, addressed in the 2018 Farm Bill, include: trade promotion, a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, an affordable cr... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Tax Reform 2.0

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the final bill in the Tax Reform 2.0 package last week: “The benefits of tax reform continue to add up, and the success stories I hear from Nebraskans back home are truly inspiring. Today, we continued our promise to the American people that families will be able to keep more of their own hard-... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement Following Release of Tax Reform Framework

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After today’s release of tax reform framework, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement: "It's been 31 years since we updated our tax code, and now is the time for tax reform. We propose tax reform that is fair, simple, and helps us compete and win in the global economy. This reform will unleash economic growth, increase employment and will put more money back in the pockets ... Read more »