Oversight & Government Reform

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Bacon Supports Free and Open Internet for All

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Opposes Heavy Handed Approach of Some Dems Congressman Don Bacon today showed his support of a free and open internet for all consumers by voting against H.R. 1644, which would have led to a government-controlled internet through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Instead, he is supporting a tried and true light-touch regulatory approach by cosponsoring H.R. 1101, which prohibits blockin... Read more »

Bacon Agrees with ACLU and 16 Secretaries of State and Votes No on HR 1

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today voted no on H.R. 1, as urged by the ACLU in a letter dated March 6, 2019 and sent to Members of Congress: “As someone sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, I voted no on a bill that was an attempt to thwart the constitutional rights of states in regulating elections, an attempt to silence Americans’ free speech, and violates separatio... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed criminal justice reform today: "Over 95% of the prison population today will be released at some point in the future, to return home to their families and communities. However, the re-offense rate in America is far too high. We must work to keep people out of prison once they are out." "For thi... Read more »

Rep. Bacon Cosponsors Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after becoming an original cosponsor of the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act, introduced by Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-06): “This legislation is long overdue. It not only provides transparency to taxpayers and requires Members of Congress and staffers who have ever been accused of sexual harassment to reimbu... Read more »