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House okays cybersecurity bills, tees up more

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The House on Monday easily passed a pair of cybersecurity measures, including a bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to review its incident response plans and submit a report outline the specific roles of federal agencies. Lawmakers approved the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, 313-105. The measure, introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), came in the wake of la...

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 ...

'We want them to stay here': Ralston Granary District Project debuts, hopes for new jobs and businesses

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RALSTON, Neb. —At the ribbon cutting for the Ralston Granary District Project, Douglas County Commissioner Jim Cavanaugh announced he will ask the County Board to allocate $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the project, which is already a $30 million endeavor. “Every graduating class has hundreds and hundreds of young people who are looking for opportunities to start their caree...

Growing the 'Silicon Prairie': Nebraska receiving over $750 million investment from Google

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PAPILLION, Neb. —Nebraska is receiving an investment from Google worth more than $750 million for data centers, offices and more. The funds, part of a $9.5 billion investment nationwide by Google, was announced Thursday at an event at the company's Papillion data center featuring Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Read the full story here.

Rep. Delgado Secures 100 Bipartisan Cosponsors for his Military Spouse Hiring Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced that his bipartisan bill, the Military Spouse Hiring Act, has earned support from 100 House members, both Democrats and Republicans. The legislation addresses high military spouse unemployment rates by expanding the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to include the hiring of military spouses. This incentivizes employers to hire mil...

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 ...

Inflation reaches 40 year high, strangling Main Street Consumers and Businesses

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U.S. inflation accelerated to a 7.5% annual rate in January, reaching a four-decade high as strong consumer demand and pandemic-related supply constraints kept pushing up prices. The Labor Department on Thursday said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—was last month at its highest level since February 1982, when compared with January a year ago, and h...

GOP’s Don Bacon on Killing Keystone: Biden Approves a Russian Pipeline and Cancels Ours -- 'It’s Outrageous’

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(CNSNews.com) – During a screening and panel discussion of the Media Research Center’s new documentary on the Keystone XL pipeline, House Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) detailed how the canceling of the pipeline by President Biden is hurting workers and the economy in Nebraska. He also stressed that it was “outrageous” for Biden to support Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “You have President Biden approv...