U.S. House Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) reintroduced their bipartisan Banning Oil Exports to Foreign Adversaries Act for the 118th Congress. Their bill would ban China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other sanctioned nations from purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves; it is the most bipartisan and comprehensive policy solution put forward on this… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) reintroduced their bipartisan Banning Oil Exports to Foreign Adversaries Act for the 118thCongress. Their bill would ban China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other sanctioned nations from purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves; it is the most bipartisan and comprehensive policy… Read more »
Though we’re now in a new year, we continue to face the same global challenges we did in 2022. As Russia continues its war in Ukraine, North Korea steps up its provocations of the West, and the Iranian regime tightens its grip in the face of ongoing protests, the United States must confront multiple adversaries both economically and militarily. And we are. Bipartisan… Read more »
LINCOLN — A couple of years back, the McCool Junction Public Schools was able to get a federal grant to obtain a propane-powered school bus to replace an aging vehicle.
Now, the school district south of York is in line to get a $395,000 federal grant to buy an electric bus and electric charging station through the federal infrastructure bill passed a year ago.
On… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This $740 billion spending package raises taxes and redirects hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to insurance companies; gives $80 billion in new funding to the IRS; and hires an additional 87,000 IRS agents to audit… Read more »
The Farm Bill, which directs America’s agriculture policy, is, generally speaking, on a five-year schedule. While some Farm Bills are delayed, causing the previous bill to be extended, Congress aims to complete a Farm Bill every five years.
The current Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, expires on 30 September 2023, and interest groups supporting farmers, foresters, and… Read more »
A decade-long goal, is finally underway. A new wastewater system to keep up with the growth of Sarpy County.
"This infrastructure takes us down the path we can more fully grow out Sarpy County and really bring it up to its full potential," Congressman Don Bacon said.
Right now, the county is cut in half by a ridgeline, the North flows to the Missouri River, which is full of… Read more »
SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (KMTV) — Sarpy County took a step forward on a long-term project to pave the way for future development.
Leaders broke ground on a new wastewater sewer system that will better serve the southern part of the county.
The system is expected to cost around $250 million and will be built in phases over the next 20 to 50 years.
Read the full story here. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after President Biden made the announcement to extend the availability of higher biofuel blends of gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources:
“President Biden’s announcement on the sale of E15 this summer is a win for Nebraska farmers and is a… Read more »
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday will grill a group of six major U.S. oil executives, with Democrats seeking to hold them "accountable" for allegedly fleecing Americans with high gas prices.
Republicans, meanwhile, are expected to hammer the Biden administration's energy policies as they seek to pin the issue on Democrats ahead of the… Read more »