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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...

BACON JOINS STEFANIK, COSPONSORS WAGE EQUITY ACT

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Washington – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) became an original cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (NY-21) Wage Equity Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Modeled after bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law in states across the country, the bill encourages employers to proactively evaluate their pay practices and eliminate pay disparities in their workplaces, while e...

GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers

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GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about what legislation he thinks lawmakers will come together across the aisle for and pass quickly. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/19/958472430/gop-problem-solver-on-legislation-he-thinks-will-unite-lawmakers

BACON CHAMPIONS FOR LOCAL FUNDING IN NE-02 THROUGH LEGISLATION

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been instrumental in providing direct relief to Nebraska’s Second District by supporting critical legislation such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion (FLEX) Act of 2020. Last November, Reps. Don Bacon, Paul Tonko (NY-20) and J...

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,...

BACON COSPONSORS TWO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TRAINING BILLS

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...