Foreign Affairs

House okays cybersecurity bills, tees up more

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The House on Monday easily passed a pair of cybersecurity measures, including a bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to review its incident response plans and submit a report outline the specific roles of federal agencies. Lawmakers approved the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, 313-105. The measure, introduced by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), came in the wake of la...

BACON’S DHS CYBER SECURITY BILL PASSES HOUSE

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that his bill, H.R. 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, passed the House after favorable consideration by the Homeland Security Committee. This bill is aimed at helping protect private industry from cyber-attacks from other nations such as Russia and China. The bill passed with a vote of 313 to 105. With the passage ...

BACON, COLLEAGUES INTRODUCE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING UKRAINIAN FAMINE AS GENOCIDE

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced H.Res. 1109, to recognize the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, as a genocide and to remind and educate the public of the repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine. In the early 1930s, millions of Ukrainians per...

Why Biden didn’t go to Ukraine

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Sunday featured dramatic images of Secretary of State ANTONY BLINKEN and Defense Secretary LLOYD AUSTIN in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President VOLODYMR ZELENSKYY, the latest sign of America’s commitment to help the Eastern European country fend off Russia’s two-month-long invasion. They made a bit of news during their visit, which we’ll dive into deeply in the next section. But first, we wanted ...

Golden, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Further Action to Support Ukraine

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WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of seven Democrats and 10 Republicans are calling on the Biden Administration to increase and expedite the transfer of defense equipment to Ukraine. In a letter to President Biden, the lawmakers called on the administration to help finalize the transfer of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, provide increased radar capabilities to protect Ukrainian air space, a...

Bacon introduces bipartisan, bicameral Baltic Defense and Deterrence Act

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A bipartisan, bicameral bill offered by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) aims to deter Russia from extending its war on Ukraine into NATO territory, bolster America’s partnerships with the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and improve the capabilities of the Baltic countries as critical allies on NATO’s eastern flank. “The tragic events of the last month have taught us once again that ...

BACON, GALLEGO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO BOLSTER SUPPORT TO BALTIC ALLIES

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Washington, D.C. – Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Co-Chairs of the House Baltic Caucus, introduced the Baltic Defense and Deterrence Act. The bipartisan, bicameral bill codifies the Baltic Security Initiative (BSI) secured this year by Reps. Bacon and Gallego in the FY22 federal spending package and creates a complementary initiative at the U.S. Department of State. “The tragic...