Congressman Bacon's Committees

Fifteen Proposals Championed By Bacon Included in FY20 NDAA

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), recently completed the committee’s 21 hour-marathon consideration of H.R. 2500, the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. Bacon, an Air Force veteran and retired Brigadier General, is a leading congressional advocate for the armed services and military families. “This legislation...

Bacon Named to House Armed Services Committee and House Agriculture Committee

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Representative Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced his committee assignments for the 116th Congress to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Agriculture Committee. The House Armed Services Committee’s oversight responsibilities include the full scope of operations performed by the Department of Defense as well as the national security functions of the Department of Energy. “I am grateful...

Bacon’s Bill to Address Cyber Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems Passes House

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Congressman Don Bacon’s (NE-02) fourth bill was approved by the House of Representatives today. The bill, H.R. 5733, the DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address vulnerabilities to technologies used in critical applications. “The next ‘Pearl Harbor attack’ will not be with missiles and torpedoes alone, but will be pair...

Rep. Bacon’s Legislative Priorities Included in Defense Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, had several legislative priorities adopted during the Committee’s markup and consideration of H.R. 5515, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Markup is when a committee debates proposed legislation. Rep. Bacon, an Air Force veteran and retired Brigadier General, is a leading congressiona...

Rep. Bacon Introduces The Loya-Sears Warrior Transition Assistance Reform Act

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has introduced H.R. 5553, the Loya-Sears Warrior Transition Assistance Reform Act. Ryan Loya and Jeremy Sears were both Marine Corps Sergeants who served in combat together. Each suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the same IED explosion and were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTS). Ryan is now living in New York City and successfully employed in a new...

Rep. Bacon Introduces the SWORDD Act

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Bill will call attention to the prevalence of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries among the military and veteran populations, and the significant impact these untreated injuries have on servicemembers, family members, and communities at large. Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) has introduced the bipartisan Speed Warrior Outcomes, Research, Detection and Diagnosis (SWORDD) Act of 2018,...

Rep. Bacon Votes for Farm Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted in support of the 2018 Farm Bill in the House Agriculture Committee today: “I voted today in favor of the 2018 Farm Bill because it provides our farmers and ranchers with the resources they need to continue expanding our nation’s ag economy. Included in this Farm Bill were priorities I have supported throughout my time in Congress including the Foot and Mouth Di...

Rep. Bacon Introduces the Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Readiness Act of 2018

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Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02), House Armed Services Committee member and Electronic Warfare Working Group Co-Chair, has introduced the bipartisan H.R. 5522, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Readiness Act of 2018 (JEMSORA), one of his 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) priorities. Original co-sponsors of this legislation include Electronic Warfare Working Group Co-Chair Rep. ...

Rep. Bacon Statement on Introduction of Farm Bill

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Today Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement regarding the introduction of this year’s Farm Bill: “The Farm Bill provides our farmers and ranchers the resources they need to expand our nation’s robust agriculture economy. In Nebraska, one out of every four jobs are related to the agricultural sector. Year after year, Nebraska is a...

Rep. Bacon Statement on KORUS Agreement

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OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement regarding the KORUS agreement: “Our nation’s partnership with South Korea through the KORUS (The United States-Korea Free Trade) Agreement has allowed Nebraska’s agriculture economy to thrive. The enhancements made to the trade agreement better our relationship with South Korea and encourage the expansion of America’s trade ...