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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 that support America’s free enterprise system. Rep. Bacon was the highest-ranked Republican in the House with a score of 100 percent.

“During my time in Congress, I’ve made it a priority of mine to work across party lines and find bipartisan, common-sense solutions to our country’s biggest issues,” said Rep. Bacon. “We need to continue introducing and passing legislation that strengthens our economy, supports small businesses and American innovation, and puts hard-earned money back into the hands of American workers. Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for recognizing my efforts to help advance the spirit of enterprise and our free-market system.”

“These awards recognize members of Congress based on their co-sponsorship of legislation important to the business community,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark. “The Chamber appreciates Rep. Bacon’s support of policies that create jobs and support economic growth.”

“Congress needs leaders who focus on job creation and economic growth and are willing to build strong partnerships. The NE Chamber appreciates Congressman Don Bacon’s steadfast commitment to these principles and his work on behalf of the business community,” said Bryan Slone, president, Nebraska Çhamber.

"We applaud the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for their work in recognizing exemplary leaders who routinely support the remarkable work of our free-enterprise system. Today, we join many in celebrating the 20 recipients of this prestigious award, including Nebraska’s own Don Bacon. We are grateful for your commitment to economic growth, thriving communities and the people who work hard to create jobs and opportunity,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber.