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3M Cuts the Ribbon on $67 Million Investment at Facility in Valley, Nebraska

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3M has cut the ribbon on a new 90,000-square-foot expansion at the company’s facility in Valley, Nebraska, that will increase the plant’s manufacturing capacity and add new jobs to the community. The $67 million investment includes new production lines, equipment and a warehouse, and will help 3M more quickly meet customer demand for the company’s personal safety products. The expansion…

Bacon’s LEOSA Bill Passes House Offers Real Solutions to Terrorism and Mass Shootings

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Washington – Rep. Don Bacon’s (NE-02) Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), H.R. 354, was passed by the House of Representatives today, in a 221-185 vote. Eighteen Republican Members joined Rep. Bacon as original cosponsors: Reps. Rick W. Allen (GA-12), Mark E. Armodei (NV-02), Andy Barr (KY-06), Dan Bishop (NC-08), Tim Burchett (TN-02), John R. Carter (TX-31), Randy Feenstra…

Bipartisan bill aims to reduce police staffing shortages

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday aimed at reducing police officer shortages nationwide. Law enforcement leaders came to D.C. Thursday to share how a lack of officers has affected their cities. San Diego Police Sgt. Jared Wilson has been an officer more than 20 years. https://www.wtrf.com/news/washington-dc/bipartisan-bill-aims-to-reduce-police-staffing-shortages/

Congressional letter seeks big increase in NASA science budget

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WASHINGTON — More than 40 House members have signed a letter asking for a significant increase in NASA’s science budget for 2025, a request that will be challenging to fulfill given spending caps. The May 1 letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee, signed by 44 members, asked appropriators to provide at…

Bacon Introduces Income Tax Relief Bills for Americans

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Bacon Introduces Income Tax Relief Bills for Americans Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he was introducing two bills to help alleviate some of the financial burden many Americans carry. H.R. 8194 the Second Job Tax Relief Act of 2024, and H.R. 7870 the Tip Tax Information Act. Due to the Biden Administration’s out-of-control spending policies and…

Bacon Announces Funding for Mitigating Risks for Natural Gas Pipelines

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Bacon Announces Funding for Mitigating Risks for Natural Gas Pipelines Omaha, Neb. - The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law appropriated Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) $1 billion for the agency’s Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization (NGDISM) –its first-ever infrastructure grant—aimed at mitigating safety risk from the highest-risk,…

On Tax Day, Gottheimer touts efforts to lower taxes

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U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th District, held a press conference Monday at H&R Block in Emerson to announce actions toward lowering taxes for families and small businesses here in New Jersey. Local officials, residents and stakeholders joined Gottheimer. “Families across the state and country are rooting for a refund this Tax Day. But, for far too many Jersey families and small…

US Congress Rushes To Approve Spending Bills Before Shutdown Deadline

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Lawmakers are racing Friday to pass the final spending package needed for the current budget year, a long overdue action that will set funding for federal agencies and push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall. With spending set to expire for several key federal agencies at midnight Friday, the House and Senate are expected to take up to spare a $1.2 trillion measure that…

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield receiving $7 million for international arrivals facility

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International non-stop flights are likely on the way to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, thanks to additional funding from Congress. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon notified the Omaha Airport Authority Wednesday that Eppley will receive $7 million in community project funding with the passage of this year’s Consolidated Appropriations…