Veterans

Veterans, families tell their stories at Memorial Park in Omaha

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Sometimes soldiers come home with stories to tell. For those who have fallen, it is their loved ones who must share their stories. That was a theme Thursday at Omaha’s signature Veterans Day commemoration, the American Legion Post No. 1’s annual event at the Memorial Park amphitheater — one of several events held across the Midlands on Thursday. About 125 people attended the ceremony on the chill...

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 and others gather to help spread information on burial benefits for veterans

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Rep. Don Bacon appeared at the Jewish Community Center as part of an effort to make burying veterans as stress-free as possible. He was joined by members of the Omaha National Cemetery and employees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who laid out various burial benefits. The group told families about services available for veterans, funeral costs and mili...

BACON APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF 2022 NDAA, READY TO CONFRONT EMERGING THREATS

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4350, the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House: “Once again, the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by passing a defense authorization for the 61st consecutive year. Working closely with my colleagues on the House Armed Services Commi...

House renews law allowing VA to build hospitals with private aid

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to extend for five more years the 2016 law that permitted a public-private partnership to build the Omaha VA Medical Center’s new $86 million ambulatory care clinic, according to a press release from Nebraska Republicaep. Don Bacon. The House rolled the extension of the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed (CHIP-IN) for Ve...

Bacon Announces First Win in Passing CHIP IN Reauthorization

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebr.) today celebrated the news that his legislation H.R. 3888, which reauthorizes the CHIP IN for Vets Act for an additional five years was included as part of an annual extenders bill that was passed in the House. The legislation allows local communities across the country to assist with the planning and construction of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) he...

Meijer requests Biden’s support for bill to build war on terror memorial

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U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) this week joined members of the For Country Caucus in requesting a meeting with President Biden to discuss passage and enactment of legislation that would authorize construction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C. [...] U.S. Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Jared Golden (D-ME) were a...

Nebraska reps seek to name Benson post office for Black Omaha WWII hero

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An African American sailor from Omaha hailed as a hero during World War II for swimming through shark-infested waters to rescue his wounded shipmates could get a local post office named in his honor. Nebraska Reps. Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith have co-sponsored a bill — H.R. 4168 — to rename Omaha’s Benson-area post office in honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French,...

New effort seeks to honor Omaha WWII hero

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A U.S. House resolution introduced by all three Nebraska congressmen seeks to honor Charles Jackson French by naming the Benson post office for the man who rescued 15 injured shipmates during World War II. French, a First Class Petty Officer, swam for nearly eight hours through shark-infested waters off Guadalcanal towing a life raft to save the sailors from a sinking ship. As KETV NewsWatch 7 has...