National Defense

BACON URGES BIDEN TO MAINTAIN SMALL MILITARY PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced he will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: "I deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks and have seen first-hand the effectiveness of our counter-terrorism operations. After nearly 2... Read more »

US Allies Threatened By Russian Nukes Under Biden

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Russia's growing nuclear arsenal and President Biden's inaction on nuclear weapons may put American allies in grave danger, Republicans and defense experts say. [...] Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.), a co-chair of the House Baltic caucus, said that a weakened nuclear stance would also hurt other European allies. "Our European allies understand the importance of countering Russia and China’s growing thre... 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, Wilson Introduce Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Serviced Committee (HASC) introduced H.R. 857, the Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021, which seeks to limit Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East. The legislation requires the United States to impose sanctions on individuals and entities involved in the transfer of conventional weapons to... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Announces 2020 Military Academy Nominations

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced his 24 nominations to the United States military service academies: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) at Colorado Springs, CO; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Congressional members nominate individuals and the final determination for appointmen... Read more »

BACON VOTES TO SUPPORT WAIVER CONFIRMING GEN. AUSTIN AS NEXT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting to support the waiver which would confirm General Lloyd Austin III as the next Secretary of Defense: “General Austin has been retired from the Army for almost five years and will provide strong leadership to our nation’s military. His 40-years of military experiences all over the globe and leading ... Read more »

Provision Renaming Bases Included in FY21 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress this week includes a process to renames military installations named after Confederate soldiers; the provision is similar to legislation drafted by Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02), a retired brigadier general and nearly 30-year Air Force veteran, and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), House Armed Services Vice Chair and ... Read more »

BACON CALLS 2021 NDAA A ‘WIN’

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Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his House colleagues in adopting the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 by a veto-proof majority vote of 335 to 78. The report is the product of the NDAA Conference Committee, a select group of House Members and Senators who meet to reconcile differences in the defense bills passed... Read more »

Bacon Announces Offutt Selected as Finalist for New Space Command HQ

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Bacon Announces Offutt Selected as Finalist for New Space Command HQ Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has informed him that Offutt Air Force Base has been selected as one of the six finalists to be home to the United States Space Command. “As one of the earliest advocates for the Space Command, I applaud this announcement,” said Rep Bacon, a ... Read more »

BACON NAMED TO NDAA CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was named by the House of Representatives as a conferee to the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee. A conference committee resolves the differences between Senate and House versions of the same bill, and this is Rep. Bacon’s fourth consecutive appointment. Rep. Bacon previously served on the FY... Read more »