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Rep. Bacon to Newsmax: Infrastructure Vote Removed Squad's Leverage

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Rep. Don Bacon was one of the 13 House Republicans who has drawn fire for voting for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, but he told Newsmax Thursday he hopes the Democrats' other bill, for $1.75 trillion to fund President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda "falls apart and dies a quick death." "Folks don't realize there's so much misinformation on the bill that we voted on last ...

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...

Infrastructure bill passed by Congress includes $2.5 billion for Nebraska roads

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Nebraska is set to receive billions of dollars from the federal government for roads and other infrastructure after passage by Congress of a long-awaited bill. The $1 trillion bipartisan plan includes billions of dollars for items viewed as traditional infrastructure, including roads, bridges, public transit, airports, the electric grid and other areas. In most of those categories, it remains to ...

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.

Bacon tours historic North Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - North Omaha’s rich history and the current dreams of the community went on tour Monday afternoon. Second District Congressman Don Bacon was the featured guest on the tour, which began and ended at Sacred Heart Church. The tour featured more than 25 points of interest including the historic 24th and Lake St. corridor and the playgrounds and YMCA where local legends like Bob Gib...

BACON, BOST, STAUBER CO-LEAD MAIN STREET CAUCUS FOR 117th CONGRESS

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Washington, DC – Representatives Don Bacon (NE-02), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) today announced they will serve as co-chairs of the Republican Main Street Caucus during the 117th Congress. Main Street is a group comprised of 60 Republican members who are dedicated to strong, conservative principles related to economic, business, environmental, and national security policy, and beli...

On Labor Day, demand stays high for skilled workers in Nebraska

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OMAHA, Neb. — Filling jobs in Nebraska crept to the front of people's minds as they celebrated Labor Day in downtown Omaha. Thousands of men and women who walked in Monday's Septemberfest parade downtown possess job skills that are currently in high demand. Even while having the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S., elected leaders — at a state and labor union level — want to help keep the economi...

BACON RECEIVES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was today recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award for 2021, for demonstrating leadership critical to advancing policies supportive of America’s free enterprise system. The award is presented to the top 20 members of Congress who have demonstrated through their actions, the leadership critical to advancing policies...

BACON, COLLEAGUES REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN MILITARY SPOUSE HIRING ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), along with Reps. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces. Research from the Department of Defense and the Hiring Our H...