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Nebraska plans to devote nearly $200 million to expand broadband internet access

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LINCOLN — Nebraska officials expect to receive nearly $200 million from the federal government, which they're planning to devote to expanding broadband internet access across the state.  Gov. Pete Ricketts announced multiple pools of federal funding coming to Nebraska at a press conference Wednesday. Ricketts described broadband as "basic infrastructure" that is…

Strickland Demands Accountability from Small Business Administration on Disaster Loans

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Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) sent a bipartisan letter demanding accountability from the Small Business Administration on how they have been processing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications. She was joined by 70 of her colleagues, including three Republicans.  Salud Carbajal, Troy Carter, Ed Case, David Cicilline, Yvette…

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…

Inflation reaches 40 year high, strangling Main Street Consumers and Businesses

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U.S. inflation accelerated to a 7.5% annual rate in January, reaching a four-decade high as strong consumer demand and pandemic-related supply constraints kept pushing up prices. The Labor Department on Thursday said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—was last month at its highest level since February 1982, when compared…

Bacon tours historic North Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - North Omaha’s rich history and the current dreams of the community went on tour Monday afternoon. Second District Congressman Don Bacon was the featured guest on the tour, which began and ended at Sacred Heart Church. The tour featured more than 25 points of interest including the historic 24th and Lake St. corridor and the playgrounds and YMCA where local legends…

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…

On Labor Day, demand stays high for skilled workers in Nebraska

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OMAHA, Neb. — Filling jobs in Nebraska crept to the front of people's minds as they celebrated Labor Day in downtown Omaha. Thousands of men and women who walked in Monday's Septemberfest parade downtown possess job skills that are currently in high demand. Even while having the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S., elected leaders — at a state and labor union level — want to help…

BACON RECEIVES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) was today recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award for 2021, for demonstrating leadership critical to advancing policies supportive of America’s free enterprise system. The award is presented to the top 20 members of Congress who have demonstrated through their actions, the leadership…

BACON JOINS STEFANIK, COSPONSORS WAGE EQUITY ACT

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Washington – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) became an original cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (NY-21) Wage Equity Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Modeled after bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law in states across the country, the bill encourages employers to proactively evaluate their pay practices and eliminate pay disparities in their…