National Defense

Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders

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Brown - Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Rename Military Installations Honoring Confederate Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Vice Chair and 30-year Army veteran, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and 29-year Air Force veteran, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a firm process to rename military installations honoring leaders of t... Read more »

Bacon Statement on Use of Military Force During Looting and Violence

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Omaha, Neb. - Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement about the recent discussion by the President and military leaders in regard to the use of military force where looting and violence has become uncontrolled: “Law enforcement matters are best left to the police with National Guard assistance if they request it. Although the President does have the legal authority to interven... Read more »

Omaha's mayor has declared a State of Emergency

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OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — After a protest in Omaha on Friday, in support of justice for George Floyd, and another protest on Saturday, Mayor Stothert declared a State of Emergency in Sunday's press conference. https://fox42kptm.com/news/local/omahas-mayor-has-declared-a-state-of-emergency Read more »

Bacon Issues Statement on Open Skies Withdrawal

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon issued the following statement after President Donald Trump indicated that the United States would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty in six months, if Russia did not return to full compliance: “Though some of the oldest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the two OC-135s based at Offutt Air Force Base continue to play an important role in this international t... Read more »

BACON, GARAMENDI INTRODUCE BASE PROTECTION ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02) and John Garamendi (CA-03) introduced H.R. 6922, the Base Applications Sped Expeditiously Protection (BASE Protection) Act, which directs the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize and expedite Section 408 permit applications that provide military installations with enhanced resilience. Section 408 is the process and criteria that the Corps use... Read more »

DoD won’t offer contract for new Open Skies plane until treaty’s future is clear

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense will not fund a replacement for the OC-135 Open Skies aircraft until it is decided if the country will remain in the arms control treaty, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/03/04/dod-wont-offer-contract-for-new-open-skies-plane-until-treaty-future-clear/ Read more »

Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military

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Bacon, Speier, Gillibrand and Grassley Introduce Bill to Make it “Safe to Report” Sexual Assault in the Military Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel, to introduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a “Safe to Report” policy acro... Read more »

Nebraska Guard gets some, but not all, of the money needed to rebuild flood-damaged Camp Ashland

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https://www.omaha.com/news/military/nebraska-guard-gets-some-but-not-all-of-the-money/article_c71e4e47-3242-57fd-a072-be60a2d7b1cf.html Thanks to a hefty Christmas gift from Washington, the Nebraska National Guard soon will be able to start rebuilding its flood-ravaged training site, Camp Ashland. The Defense Department appropriations bill passed last month by Congress included $48.4 million for m... Read more »

Bacon Delivers Forceful Speech Against Resolution That would Weaken America

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Congressman Don Bacon today delivered a blistering speech against the un-needed resolution introduced by House Democrats that would weaken America and embolden its enemies. He then voted no on the resolution. “I knew who Soleimani was when I was in Iraq. We were targeted by rockets every single day from Iranian proxies trained in, funded and armed by Iran – and sometimes led by Iranian commanders,... Read more »

Nebraska's all-Republican delegation denounces House resolution limiting Trump's war powers

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https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/nebraska-s-all-republican-delegation-denounces-house-resolution-limiting-trump/article_c0d2c175-5632-5a34-baa4-c14d53587ab4.html WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a resolution that supporters cast as a bid to prevent President Donald Trump from escalating the conflict with Iran without congressional approval. But those on the other side denounc... Read more »