Small Business

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...

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 keep the economi...

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 critical to advancing policies...

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 workplaces, while e...

GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers

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GOP Problem-Solver On Legislation He Thinks Will Unite Lawmakers NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, about what legislation he thinks lawmakers will come together across the aisle for and pass quickly. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/19/958472430/gop-problem-solver-on-legislation-he-thinks-will-unite-lawmakers

Editorial: Small-business recovery is a vital need for Nebraska

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Congressional negotiators have finally reached agreement on a new round of aid to households and businesses hit hard by the COVID crisis. That badly needed assistance, totaling $900 billion, can address a host of needs across the nation and in the Midlands. In Nebraska, one of the most crucial is helping small businesses get through the next few months. [...] This downturn raises major concern fo...

BACON CHAMPIONS FOR LOCAL FUNDING IN NE-02 THROUGH LEGISLATION

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Omaha, Neb. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been instrumental in providing direct relief to Nebraska’s Second District by supporting critical legislation such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion (FLEX) Act of 2020. Last November, Reps. Don Bacon, Paul Tonko (NY-20) and J...

BACON RECEIVES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Omaha, NE – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) was today recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award, 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 critical to advancing policies that s...

Bacon Votes Yes on PPP Flexibility Act

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Bacon Votes Yes on PPP Flexibility Act Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted yes today on the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: “The Paycheck Protection Program has saved millions and millions of jobs by keeping many small businesses solvent during COVID. I voted today to give greater flexibility to small businesses by extending the duration of the program, increasing l...

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Tax Reform 2.0

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the final bill in the Tax Reform 2.0 package last week: “The benefits of tax reform continue to add up, and the success stories I hear from Nebraskans back home are truly inspiring. Today, we continued our promise to the American people that families will be able to keep more of their own hard-...