Veterans

Bacon, Spanberger Reintroduce Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act to Recognize Long-Term Risks of Military Firefighting, Strengthen VA Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced l the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act, which provides veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. The bipartisan legislation is named after Powhatan County, Virginia resident Michael Lecik, a former U.S. Air Force... Read more »

Bacon Re-Joins Bipartisan For Country Caucus of U.S. Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –The For Country Caucus, a non-partisan group of military veterans serving in Congress and dedicated to working together in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government, announced new leadership and a growing caucus membership for the 117th Congress. A former Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) will rejoin the Caucus for the 117th Congress. “... Read more »

BACON DEFENDS OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

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Omaha, Neb.— Since elected to Congress in 2017, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and retired Air Force Brigadier General, has championed legislation to benefit our nation’s military and Gold Star Families. In 2018, Rep. Bacon’s first bill to pass the House of Representatives and become law, H.R. 3897, the Gold Star Family Support and Installation... Read more »

Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders

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Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and 29-year Air Force veteran, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a firm process to rename military installations honoring leaders of t... Read more »

BACON VOTES YES FOR LEGAL AID GRANT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS

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BACON VOTES YES FOR LEGAL AID GRANT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) an original cosponsor of H.R. 3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, voted yes on the bipartisan legislation which will establish a grant program that will ease the path for homeless or at-risk veterans seeking legal aid assistance in the areas of housing, family law, income suppo... Read more »

Amid Rising Sexual Assault Rates across the Military, Gillibrand, Grassley, Speier, Bacon Announce Bipartisan Effort to Establish “Safe to Report” Policy in the Military

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Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate to establish a “Safe to Report” standard in the military. As thousands of military sexual assault cases go unreported each year, reports show more survivors are empowered to come f... Read more »

Abigail Spanberger Files Bill Inspired by Mike Lecik, Local Firefighter Battling Cancer

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A Powhatan firefighter’s battle with cancer has inspired a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits earned through their service. https://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/powhatan/powhatan-today/abigail-spanberger-files-bill-inspired-by-mike-lecik-local-firefighter/... Read more »

U.S. House Bill Aims to Help Veteran Firefighters

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A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that aims to help veteran firefighters. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Don Bacon (R-Nebraska-02), a U.S. Air Force veteran, introduced the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act on Thursday. It aims to provide veteran firefighters will the compensation, health care, and retirement benefits they earned with their military se... Read more »

Veterans in Congress Come Together ‘For Country’

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https://warontherocks.com/2019/12/veterans-in-congress-come-together-for-country/ Have you heard of the ‘For Country’ caucus? In a political moment defined by acrimony above all else, this caucus brings together members of Congress who have served in the military — Democrats and Republicans. They meet regularly and work together on interests of common concern, including defense, but also beyond. A... Read more »

Computer Science Alumnus Represents UNO, Nebraska at Nation's Capital

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https://www.unomaha.edu/news/2019/05/computer-science-alumnus-represents-uno-nebraska-at-nations-captial.php#.Xg4T9kLHIoU.mailto Ryan Ernst, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, was invited to present his undergraduate research to state representatives in Washington, D.C. As a participant of Posters on the Hill, Ernst and Pawaskar had the opportunity not only to p... Read more »