National Defense

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 »

Bacon Has History of Combatting Military Sexual Assault

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Bacon Has History of Combatting Military Sexual Assault Omaha, Neb. – When Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) took on the assignment of Commander for Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2008, he knew he would have to tackle head-on the high number of sexual assault allegations at the base. He immediately instituted a program to address the crimes, and it was later ranked by the Air Force as the number one ... Read more »

BACON DEFENDS OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

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Omaha, Neb.— Since elected to Congress in 2017, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and retired Air Force Brigadier General, has championed legislation to benefit our nation’s military and Gold Star Families. In 2018, Rep. Bacon’s first bill to pass the House of Representatives and become law, H.R. 3897, the Gold Star Family Support and Installation... 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 STATEMENT ON FY21 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today in the House: “For 60 consecutive years the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by providing for America’s defense by passing the NDAA. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worke... Read more »

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 »