Budget

SHARE ARTICLE New Bill Aims to Highlight Pass-Through Funding’s Impact on the Air Force

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When the Pentagon released its 2023 budget request on March 28, a graphic was shown to reporters breaking down the $773 billion in spending by department—and the Air Force led the way, with $243.1 billion in its accounts. But when Air Force officials spoke to journalists later that afternoon, their budget documents showed just $194 billion, with an extra $40.1 billion marked as “non-blue.” For Rep...

Bacon sponsors bill to improve transparency of DOD budget allocations

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U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) on April 26 sponsored a bipartisan bill that would require an independent study and report on the effect of pass-through budgeting on organizations and elements of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The Defense Budget Transparency Act of 2022, H.R. 7574, which is cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Kaialiʻi Kahele (D-HI), aims to improve public understanding of how tax dollars a...

BACON, KAHELE INTRODUCE DEFENSE BUDGET TRANSPARENCY ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Reps. Don Bacon (NE-R-02) and Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-D-02) have joined together to introduce H.R. 7574, the Defense Budget Transparency Act of 2022, to improve public understanding of how tax dollars are being allocated in the U.S. defense budget. The bill directs the Secretary of Defense to prepare a report on the extent and impacts of “pass through” budgeting and requires future de...

SHARE ARTICLE Pentagon Brass: 2023 Budget Built off ‘Inaccurate’ Inflation Rates

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With many lawmakers already pushing to increase the top line of the Pentagon’s fiscal 2023 budget, top defense officials acknowledged April 5 that their budget request was based off inflation rates that were “incorrect.” At the same time, they argued, the $773 billion request would be enough to pursue the Defense Department’s goals of modernization to match the threat of China and Russia. Read the...

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 ...

Bacon Votes No to Increasing Debt Limit

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Bacon Votes No to Increasing Debt Limit Washington, D.C. – Rep Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no to increase the debt ceiling: “Our country is already nearly $29 trillion in debt, and we cannot continue to increase it without a long-term plan to address our country’s out of control spending. Additionally, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer clearly want to use...

BACON OPPOSES BUILD BACK BETTER ACT, URGES COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced on the House floor that he will be voting against H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. A full clip of the video can be found here and some key quotes are below: President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Sanders have made it clear they want to transform America using Reconciliation and the so-called Build Back Better Act....

Rep. Bacon: "Our nation does not desire to be a giant welfare state with ‘cradle to grave’ government oversight controlling our lives."

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced on the House floor that he will be voting against H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. A full clip of the video can be found here and some key quotes are below: President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Sanders have made it clear they want to transform America using Reconciliation and the so-called Build Back Better Act....