National Defense

Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel

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Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a retired Air Force brigadier general, was announced last week as the lawmaker who will head up the House Armed Services Committee’s new military quality of life panel. Bacon said military pay issues will be at the forefront of its work over the next…

Armed Services committee adds 11 members, quality of life panel

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Armed Services committee adds 11 members, quality of life panel Rogers has also said military personnel issues will be a major focus for the committee, and announced the formation of a “servicemember quality of life” panel to be led by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2023/01/25/armed-services-committee-adds-11-members-quality-of-life-panel/

Rep. Don Bacon on the Debt Ceiling and Federal Spending

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Washington Journal Rep. Don Bacon on the Debt Ceiling and Federal Spending Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) talked about the state of the economy, federal spending, and the debt ceiling battle. https://www.c-span.org/video/?525512-101/washington-journal-rep-don-bacon-r-ne-discusses-debt-ceiling-federal-spending

Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel

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Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee, Will Lead Special Panel Washington – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was announced today as a returning member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 118th Congress.  Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) also announced his intent to establish a special panel on the committee focused on military quality of life which will be led by…

Houlahan introduces legislation to protect petroleum reserves from foreign adversaries

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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…

DOD Budget: Will Congress Cut in 2024—or Hold Steady?

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After back-to-back years of significant spending increases for defense, Congressional hawks may face stiffer opposition in the year ahead, with pushback from members of both major political parties.  Opposition to defense spending increases from one wing of the Republican Party emerged during the protracted process to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker of the…

Reps Houlahan, Bacon Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves from Foreign Adversaries

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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…

Bacon Congratulates Rogers on Selection as HASC Chair

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebr.) today offered his congratulations to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) for his selection as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 118th Congress. Rogers served as the Ranking Republican Member of the committee in the 117th Congress. “Chairman Rogers is a fierce advocate for national defense and has worked…

Bacon Responds to Secretary of Defense’s Rescission of DoD Vaccine Mandate

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Bacon Responds to Secretary of Defense’s Rescission of DoD Vaccine Mandate  Washington, DC –Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after the Department of Defense rescinded the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for servicemembers.   “I am pleased that House Republicans were able to force an end to the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a…

If we’re serious about protecting American oil, China is only the beginning

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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…