Health Care

UNMC Picked for All-Hazards Response Facility Pilot Program

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In a win for the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s ongoing Project NExT, Omaha has been selected as a pilot site to develop a federal all-hazards response facility. The Nebraska congressional delegation announced last week that UNMC and Nebraska Medicine was selected as one of five sites in the U.S. to pilot their surge capacity response program. The other sites are Washington, D.C.; San Ant... Read more »

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Selected as A Federal Partner Site for All-Hazard Medical Response Program

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Omaha, Neb. — The Nebraska congressional delegation today welcomed notice of the selection of Omaha, home to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine, as a key pilot site designated to develop a federal program that will improve the nation’s ability to respond to future catastrophic events such as pandemics, natural disasters, or a direct attack on the homeland. Rep.... Read more »

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 »

GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers

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GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about what legislation he thinks lawmakers will come together across the aisle for and pass quickly. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/19/958472430/gop-problem-solver-on-legislation-he-thinks-will-unite-lawmakers Read more »

Editorial: Small-business recovery is a vital need for Nebraska

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Congressional negotiators have finally reached agreement on a new round of aid to households and businesses hit hard by the COVID crisis. That badly needed assistance, totaling $900 billion, can address a host of needs across the nation and in the Midlands. In Nebraska, one of the most crucial is helping small businesses get through the next few months. [...] This downturn raises major concern fo... Read more »

BACON DELIVERS RESULTS THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF 10 BILLS INTO LAW

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Omaha, Neb. – During his time in Congress, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has seen 10 of the bills he has introduced pass: six through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); two through report language; one through the CARES Act; and one stand-alone bill. 1. H.R.5553 — 115th Congress (2017-208) Loya-Sears Warrior Transition Assistance Reform Act of 2018 was amended and incorporated as Secti... Read more »

BACON CHAMPIONS FOR LOCAL FUNDING IN NE-02 THROUGH LEGISLATION

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been instrumental in providing direct relief to Nebraska’s Second District by supporting critical legislation such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion (FLEX) Act of 2020. Last November, Reps. Don Bacon, Paul Tonko (NY-20) and J... Read more »

BACON ISSUES STATEMENT ON NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR CORONAVIRUS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration for the Coronavirus situation: “We must reassure the American people that we are able to handle a national threat such as this, and the President’s declaration will make that possible. The steps listed as part of this declaration will enable us to beat t... 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 »