Foreign Affairs

Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosts U.S. Congressmen

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Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted a delegation of the U.S. Congressmen Don Bacon, Doug Lamborne, Troy Nels and August Pfluger, the presidential press service said. The U.S. delegation is visiting the country as part of an agreement to deepen bilateral inter-parliamentary cooperation. Read the full story here.

BACON APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF 2022 NDAA, READY TO CONFRONT EMERGING THREATS

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4350, the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House: “Once again, the House of Representatives has fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by passing a defense authorization for the 61st consecutive year. Working closely with my colleagues on the House Armed Services Commi...

Bacon Votes to Protect Americans’ Wallets

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Washington, D.C. - Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today protected the pockets of hard-working Americans and stood with our ally Israel by voting against H.R. 5305, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that totally removes the debt ceiling allowing for unlimited spending over the next 15 months. “By voting to remove the debt ceiling until December 2022, Speaker Pelosi and the progressive Democrats just ...

Bacon Issues Statement Recognizing One Year Anniversary of Abraham Accords

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords: “On this one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords, I am pleased the current Administration has embraced the full measure of its impact in forging the most significant advancement in Middle East peace in decades. The bold diplomacy shown last year ...

Experts, politicians talk misinformation, disinformation & cyber-security threats from rival nations

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Southern California hosted a virtual forum with experts and politicians Thursday to talk about cyber-security. It was a chance to identify the problem and find possible solutions. “Disinformation is one of the most significant threats we are facing right now. It strikes right at something voters really need and that’s facts” Secretary of State of Colorado Jen...

Bacon lauds inclusion of Baltic security authorization in defense bill

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U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and his fellow House Baltic Caucus co-chair on Wednesday commended the first-ever authorization of the Baltic Security Initiative being included in a federal defense bill currently under consideration in Congress. “The partnership and friendship between the U.S. and Baltic states must be maintained for years, and our provision achieves that,” said Rep. Bacon, who co-chai...

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE COMPLETES CONSIDERATION OF 2022 DEFENSE BILL

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), voted Thursday morning in favor of advancing H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 57 to 2. This annual legislation, which contains multiple amendments and provisions authored by Bacon, authorizes defense s...

House Baltic Caucus Co-Chairs Bacon and Gallego Announce First-Ever Authorization for Baltic Security Initiative in FY2022 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, DC–Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Co-Chairmen of the House Baltic Caucus, announced the first-ever authorization of the Baltic Security Initiative in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The $175 million authorization will go toward ensuring the security of the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, which are critical to the s...

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...