Budget

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... Read more »

Bacon Votes No on Continuing Resolution

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded through December 20, 2019. He released the following statement: “Over the last two years we have made great progress in restoring the readiness and modernization of our military, but under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi these gains are now unraveling. House Democrat leadership are not willing to... Read more »

Bacon Votes Yes on Budget and Debt Limit Package

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted yes on a budget and debt limit package that was backed by the President. “If I could vote ‘no’ and be assured this would result in less spending and lower deficits, I would absolutely do so," said Rep. Bacon. "The President asked for a yes vote on this because a no vote would have resulted in months of budget instability, higher deficits, a weakened natio... Read more »

Bacon, House Republicans, and 13 Democrats Vote to Pay DHS Employees While Most Dems Vote No

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after 13 House Democrats and all Republicans voted for the Motion to Recommit H.J. Res 31., which would have paid Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, including the U.S. Coast Guard, through January 24th, and require further negotiation to secure the border and reopen DHS: “Our Coast Guard plays a crucial role in homeland s... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Government Funding

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House passed a year end spending bill: “It is unconscionable that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to kick the can down the road once again regarding border security, which is national security. They offer no compromises. Sen. Schumer owes the American people a compromise to prevent a filibuster instead of digging in his h... Read more »

Bacon and Fortenberry Successfully Protect Ebola Funding From Being Cut in Rescissions Package

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) released a statement following their ‘yea’ vote and successful advocacy to remove Ebola funding cuts from the rescissions package: “I worked to ensure life-saving Ebola funding was not cut as part of this rescissions package, enabling me to now vote to rescind nearly $15 billion in wasteful spending. These are necessary cuts to... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Votes for Men and Women in Uniform

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting to fund the government through September: “For years, our men and women in uniform have been asked to fulfill their tasks and missions without the necessary funding, resources, and training. In the last year alone, we lost more servicemembers in training accidents than in combat. Today’s vote was a vote for our troops. A v... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act, that includes funding for the Department of Defense, veterans, natural disaster assistance and critical health care programs: “With the Senate so evenly divided, I believe the bipartisan budget deal is the best compromise possible that funds defense, supports our veterans, and gives us a star... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Votes to Fund U.S. Military and Community Health Centers

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in voting to fully fund the Department of Defense for one year and extend community health care funding: “For the fourth time, this legislative body has passed funding to adequately support our military and its operations. Our troops have been stretched too thin and have suffered far too long resulting in training accidents, shortfalls in o... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Statement on End of Government Shutdown

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Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released a statement following the passage of legislation to fund the government: “I am happy that our two million men and women in uniform will receive a paycheck and the more than 21,000 children in the Second Congressional District who rely on CHIP will have continued coverage. We must now work on permanent funding for our military to ensure readiness of equ... Read more »