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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....

Rep. Bacon to Newsmax: Infrastructure Vote Removed Squad's Leverage

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Rep. Don Bacon was one of the 13 House Republicans who has drawn fire for voting for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, but he told Newsmax Thursday he hopes the Democrats' other bill, for $1.75 trillion to fund President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda "falls apart and dies a quick death." "Folks don't realize there's so much misinformation on the bill that we voted on last ...

BACON URGES DEMOCRATS TO PROTECT AMERICANS’ POCKETS

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today attended a press conference asking his Democratic colleagues in both the House and Senate to urge Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer to postpone any vote on the reconciliation bill until CBO has scored and released a full analysis of the final text. A letter was signed by almost every Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Republican...

Bacon Votes to Protect Americans’ Wallets

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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today protected the pockets of hard-working Americans and stood with our ally Israel by voting against H.R. 5305, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that totally removes the debt ceiling allowing for unlimited spending over the next 15 months. “By voting to remove the debt ceiling until December 2022, Speaker Pelosi and the progressive Democrats just ...

Ricketts, Farm Bureau critical of tax proposal that could hurt future farm families

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The average age of Nebraska farmers is nearly 57 years old. In many cases, those older farmers are making succession plans that would pass the family farm, ranch or small business onto the next generation of their family. With million of Nebraska farm and ranch acres and small businesses at stake, some Nebraskans are concerned whether new tax proposals by the Biden administration could make it co...

Nebraskans react after Democrats drop controversial tax proposal

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Heeding concerns from rural America, Democrats have dropped a controversial tax proposal. It comes as farmers gather at the Husker Harvest Days, raising concerns about President Joe Biden's agenda. It appears Congress has killed a proposal that would’ve increased taxes on farm ground transitioning from one generation to the next. Read the full story here.

Bacon Slams Incomplete, Partisan, and Unvetted Budget Reconciliation Package Pushed Through by House Dems

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee pushed through a $66 billion incomplete, partisan, and unvetted budget reconciliation package. “It is disappointing that House Democrats passed this bill which includes pet projects and doesn’t dedicate a dime to programs such as the commodity safety net, crop insurance, rura...

BACON FIGHTS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN NEBRASKA

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after attending a press conference with the Nebraska Farm Bureau at Husker Harvest Days. “During my time in Congress, I have met countless farmers, ranchers, and producers in Nebraska that have helped our state thrive and strengthened our local economy. However, many family farms that have been operating for generations wi...