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If we’re serious about protecting American oil, China is only the beginning

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Though we’re now in a new year, we continue to face the same global challenges we did in 2022. As Russia continues its war in Ukraine, North Korea steps up its provocations of the West, and the Iranian regime tightens its grip in the face of ongoing protests, the United States must confront multiple adversaries both economically and militarily. And we are. Bipartisan…

Bacon Statement on Kevin McCarthy Win

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Washington, DC—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) won Speaker of the House:  “Today is historic as the Republican party came together to work on changes sought by our members, and elect Kevin McCarthy as our next Speaker. The big winners are the American people as we can now get to work on fixing the economy, making…

Biden administration touts $1.2 billion sent to Nebraska via infrastructure law

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LINCOLN — A couple of years back, the McCool Junction Public Schools was able to get a federal grant to obtain a propane-powered school bus to replace an aging vehicle.    Now, the school district south of York is in line to get a $395,000 federal grant to buy an electric bus and electric charging station through the federal infrastructure bill passed a year ago.  On…

BACON VOTES NO ON CONTINUING RESOLUTION

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded through December 16, 2022. He released the following statement: “Continuing Resolutions are a blow to military readiness because they delay military training, modernization, and decrease recruitment and retention efforts. Instead of extending funding into 2023,…

Nebraska plans to devote nearly $200 million to expand broadband internet access

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LINCOLN — Nebraska officials expect to receive nearly $200 million from the federal government, which they're planning to devote to expanding broadband internet access across the state.  Gov. Pete Ricketts announced multiple pools of federal funding coming to Nebraska at a press conference Wednesday. Ricketts described broadband as "basic infrastructure" that is…

BACON VOTES AGAINST DEMOCRATS’ RECKLESS TAX AND SPENDING PACKAGE

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This $740 billion spending package raises taxes and redirects hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to insurance companies; gives $80 billion in new funding to the IRS; and hires an additional 87,000 IRS agents to audit…

Young Farmers and Ranchers Discuss Climate, Input Costs, and Trade with Congressional Delegation

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LINCOLN, NEB. – Management practices focused on reducing carbon footprint and increasing efficiency while also increasing production is top of mind for farmers and ranchers. That was one of the messages given to Nebraska’s congressional delegation from members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee during their annual national affairs visit to…

Lincoln railway workers rally for better work conditions, wages

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Railway workers rallied outside of the BNSF Railway offices on Sunday. Participants marched and chanted around the Lincoln Station, advocating for more benefits, a pay raise and a new contract. “We’ve gone too long without proper pay raises, proper benefits, sick leave,” said Jakob Forsgren, local chairman of Lodge 1320 for the Brotherhood of Maitenance Way…

Carbon Quarterly – Volume 6: 2023 Farm Bill

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The Farm Bill, which directs America’s agriculture policy, is, generally speaking, on a five-year schedule. While some Farm Bills are delayed, causing the previous bill to be extended, Congress aims to complete a Farm Bill every five years. The current Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, expires on 30 September 2023, and interest groups supporting farmers, foresters, and…