Oversight & Government Reform

Rep. Don Bacon Tele-town Hall March 2, 2022

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) hosted a tele-town hall on March 2, 2022 for the people of Nebraska's Second Congressional district to discuss the latest issues in Congress and around the world, including the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal, health care, and much more. Listen here.

BACON CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO ‘PUSH BACK BETTER’

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address: “The events of the past year have provided a stark reminder that the policies of the party in power affect the peace and prosperity of all Americans. As the country continues to lurch from crisis to crisis, the President’s policies are failing to address the problems that ...

Bacon Votes Against Federal Takeover and Public Funding of Elections

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against the so-called voting rights legislation, because it does the exact opposite. “I voted to protect Nebraska’s election laws from a federal takeover,” said Bacon. “We should not have to submit to any administration of either party by placing the unelected, unaccountable office of the U.S. Attorney General as a “czar” over our election pro...

BACON, BOST, STAUBER CO-LEAD MAIN STREET CAUCUS FOR 117th CONGRESS

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Washington, DC – Representatives Don Bacon (NE-02), Mike Bost (IL-12), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) today announced they will serve as co-chairs of the Republican Main Street Caucus during the 117th Congress. Main Street is a group comprised of 60 Republican members who are dedicated to strong, conservative principles related to economic, business, environmental, and national security policy, and beli...

The I-word looms: McCarthy faces internal pressure to go harder at Biden on Afghanistan

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As hard as Kevin McCarthy has hammered the White House over the chaotic and deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, he’s under rising pressure from his right to go further. The House minority leader has repeatedly pushed back on rank-and-file Republicans who want to make a high-stakes call for impeaching Biden over his handling of Afghanistan — a vow that would come due should the GOP take back t...

Pelosi vetoes Banks, Jordan for Jan. 6 select committee

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi stunned the GOP on Wednesday by vetoing two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's choices for a select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, a move all but guaranteed to spark a Republican boycott of the probe. Pelosi rejected Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who was tapped to serve as ranking member, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both of whom voted to challenge certifica...

BACON HONORS CONSTITUTION, VOTES AGAINST D.C. STATEHOOD

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Washington, D.C.—Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 51, the D.C. Admission Act, which would grant statehood to the District of Columbia: “H.R. 51 is unconstitutional as it does not rescind the 23rd Amendment, which give the areas known as ‘The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States” a number of electors of President eq...

BACON, PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS URGE LEADERSHIP TO RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues by urging Congressional leadership to return to regular order in the House, allowing for open debate on the House floor, committee hearings, and amendments. In a letter officially endorsed by the 58-Member bipartisan Caucus, including 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans, the group called for adhering t...

BACON VOTES NO ON RULES PACKAGE LIMITING VOICES OF ALL AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted against the rules package as presented by the House Democrats. H. Res 8 – Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress as introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-05) dramatically alters the motion to recommit (MTR), which has been a right afforded to the minority side for over 100 years. “Some House Democrat lead...

Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act

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Bacon Votes No On Colorado Wilderness Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted no on the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 last Wednesday. The bill would designate a total of 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, 843 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and expand national monuments by 100,00 acres, even though the National Forest System (NFS) did not recommend many of the areas for the...