Congressman Don Bacon

Congressman Don Bacon Official page for Congressman Don Bacon Growing up and working on a farm in Illinois, Congressman Don Bacon learned first-hand how the value of hard work and commitment contributes to the success of a small business.

He moved from the family farm to attend Northern Illinois University, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Political Science in 1984, the same year he married Angie, the love of his life. They have three sons, one daughter, and three granddaughters. One year later, he began his military career by joining the U.S. Air Force and serving nearly 30 years, ultimately retiring as a Brigadier General. During his career in the Air Force, Congressman Bacon specialized in electronic warfare, intelligence, reconnaissance, and public affairs. His career highlights include two-tours as a Wing Commander, at Ramstein Airbase in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska; group command at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona; squadron command in Arizona, and expeditionary squadron command in Iraq. In total, Congressman Bacon served 16 assignments including four deployments across the globe, three of which were in the Middle East, and one assignment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Congressman Bacon’s military decorations include two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, and the five Meritorious Service Medals. Additionally, he was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Navigator-Electronic Warfare School, and Officer Intelligence School. Further, Congressman Bacon has earned two Masters Degrees, from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and the National War College in Washington D.C. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 2014, Congressman Bacon served as the military advisor to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), where he specialized in military affairs focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard. He was also an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University where he taught Undergraduate Leadership along with American Vision and Values (The Kirkpatrick Signature Series), until his 2016 election to Congress, representing the Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. Presently, Congressman Bacon serves on three committees within the House of Representatives: the House Armed Services Committee, House Homeland Security Committee, and House Agriculture Committee.

He moved from the family farm to attend Northern Illinois University, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Political Science in 1984, the same year he married Angie, the love of his life. They have three sons, one daughter, and three granddaughters. One year later, he began his military career by joining the U.S. Air Force and serving nearly 30 years, ultimately retiring as a Brigadier General. During his career in the Air Force, Congressman Bacon specialized in electronic warfare, intelligence, reconnaissance, and public affairs. His career highlights include two-tours as a Wing Commander, at Ramstein Airbase in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska; group command at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona; squadron command in Arizona, and expeditionary squadron command in Iraq. In total, Congressman Bacon served 16 assignments including four deployments across the globe, three of which were in the Middle East, and one assignment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Congressman Bacon’s military decorations include two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, and the five Meritorious Service Medals. Additionally, he was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Navigator-Electronic Warfare School, and Officer Intelligence School. Further, Congressman Bacon has earned two Masters Degrees, from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and the National War College in Washington D.C. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 2014, Congressman Bacon served as the military advisor to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), where he specialized in military affairs focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard. He was also an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University where he taught Undergraduate Leadership along with American Vision and Values (The Kirkpatrick Signature Series), until his 2016 election to Congress, representing the Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. Presently, Congressman Bacon serves on three committees within the House of Representatives: the House Armed Services Committee, House Homeland Security Committee, and House Agriculture Committee.

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The HIRE Vets Act signed by President Trump in 2017 establishes a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, e...
11/11/2020

The HIRE Vets Act signed by President Trump in 2017 establishes a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Congratulations to Omaha's Persevus LLC on being a recipient of this great award! https://www.hirevets.gov/about

Happy #VeteransDay! Today, we thank and honor all those who have served the United States with bravery, loyalty, and int...
11/11/2020

Happy #VeteransDay! Today, we thank and honor all those who have served the United States with bravery, loyalty, and integrity. We are forever grateful. 🇺🇸

I wrote a letter to the Douglas County Commissioners regarding the resolution proposed by Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson...
11/11/2020

I wrote a letter to the Douglas County Commissioners regarding the resolution proposed by Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson to declare Douglas County, NE a "Hidden Heroes" county in support of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. God Bless our military and their caregivers!

I know first-hand how vulnerable US troops are to short-range rocket & missile attack. To fix this I pushed the FY19NDAA...
11/10/2020
Israel delivers first MMR radars to US Army for Iron Dome batteries

I know first-hand how vulnerable US troops are to short-range rocket & missile attack. To fix this I pushed the FY19NDAA to require the US Army to buy 2 #IronDome systems, a game-changer that we helped Israel produce. The first battery has been delivered! https://bit.ly/3eJE2NQ

The first battery was formally delivered on September 30th, second is expected to be delivered soon

11/10/2020

My first bill to pass the House, H.R. 3897 (now law) was amended as Section 626 of the #FY19NDAA. It ensures families of service members killed on active duty can access military installations to use the services to which they are entitled. #GoldStarFamilies

A great milestone in effort to defeat #COVID. We will ensure the most vulnerable of our population get access to the vac...
11/10/2020
Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Success in First Interim Analysis from Phase 3 Study | Pfizer

A great milestone in effort to defeat #COVID. We will ensure the most vulnerable of our population get access to the vaccine first.
https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-announce-vaccine-candidate-against

Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis Analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants Study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42%....

Happy 245th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! We salute and thank all of our Marines who have served and continue to serve wit...
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! We salute and thank all of our Marines who have served and continue to serve with honor, courage, and commitment. #SemperFi 🇺🇸

My website contains a page strictly dedicated to providing information on the #coronavirus. It also has a list of federa...
11/10/2020
Coronavirus Information | U.S. Representative Don Bacon

My website contains a page strictly dedicated to providing information on the #coronavirus. It also has a list of federal resources for employers, businesses, and organizations.

Learn more: https://bacon.house.gov/services/coronavirus-information.htm

Economic Relief for Small Businesses and Non Profits (4/2/2020): Mike Marsh, U.S. Small Business Administration; Ron Eidshaug, VP of Congressional & Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; John H. Albin, Nebraska Commissioner of Labor; Jim Sousley, Member of the American Institute of Certi...

11/09/2020

By 2017, more troops were dying in accidents than combat: training hours down, aircraft unflyable, warships colliding, munitions critically low. As a #HASC leader I worked hard to pass three years of defense legislation to fix this crisis and restore our military readiness.

Stay updated by following me on all my social media platforms! You can also visit my Congressional website at https://ba...
11/09/2020

Stay updated by following me on all my social media platforms! You can also visit my Congressional website at https://bacon.house.gov.

11/08/2020
Library of Congress Veterans History Project

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project will host a series of musical performances and discussion panels to inspire conversations around the collection as both an archival resource and a diverse repository of veterans’ experiences. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/vetshistoryproject

VHP helps you preserve the memories of the veterans in your life and community at the Library of Congress. See and hear more at loc.gov/vets.

The #ChinaTaskForce report is a comprehensive action plan to:✅ Hold the CCP responsible for their role in the #COVID19 p...
11/08/2020

The #ChinaTaskForce report is a comprehensive action plan to:
✅ Hold the CCP responsible for their role in the #COVID19 pandemic
✅ Secure our supply chain & create US jobs
✅ Bolster our national security
✅ Keep US tech cutting edge
✅ Improve economic competitiveness

The #ChineseCommunistParty is a threat to the U.S. and our allies around the world, and they must be held accountable fo...
11/07/2020

The #ChineseCommunistParty is a threat to the U.S. and our allies around the world, and they must be held accountable for their aggressive actions and failure to maintain the international spread of #COVID19.

Read the China Task Force's full report ➡️ https://bit.ly/2G9bO2h

Our #CommitmentToAmerica lays out the framework to increase #COVID testing, develop a safe and effective vaccine, protec...
11/07/2020

Our #CommitmentToAmerica lays out the framework to increase #COVID testing, develop a safe and effective vaccine, protect those with pre-existing conditions, and modernize our medical stockpile. I will continue to work across the aisle to achieve this and restore our way of life.

ICYMI: I was awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award because of my strong, pro-small business voting record. Small ...
11/06/2020

ICYMI: I was awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award because of my strong, pro-small business voting record. Small biz plays a vital role in the success of our nation's economy, and I will continue to be an advocate. NFIB #smallbizguardian

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11/06/2020

Timeline Photos

Today we celebrated OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.'s 50th Anniversary! I’ve long supported our community health...
11/06/2020

Today we celebrated OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.'s 50th Anniversary! I’ve long supported our community health centers even before COVID. The CARES Act which I voted for will help them continue their great work of providing vital health services to the people of #NE02.

Timeline Photos
11/06/2020

Timeline Photos

I’m happy to see growing recognition of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) pass-through budgeting issue. Almost 1/5 of...
11/05/2020
Air Force Hopes to Jettison Pass-Through Budget

I’m happy to see growing recognition of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) pass-through budgeting issue. Almost 1/5 of the United States Air Force FY21 budget goes to non-USAF programs and most lawmakers don’t know. As Clint Hinote says, this obscures debate and makes wise investment difficult.

In March, I introduced H.R. 6229 the USAF Budget Transparency Act with bipartisan support to address the pass-through budget issue. The House also approved my amendment to the FY21 NDAA report requiring pass through budgets to be listed separately to ensure transparency. http://ow.ly/bRI150CcPG2

Air Force Hopes to Jettison Pass-Through Budget

ICYMI: "The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by...
11/05/2020
Security Summit partners warn taxpayers of new COVID-related text scam | Internal Revenue Service

ICYMI: "The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment." https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/security-summit-partners-warn-taxpayers-of-new-covid-related-text-scam

IR-2020-249, November 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

I'm committed to rebuilding our nation's economy by getting Americans back to work, ending our dependency on other count...
11/05/2020

I'm committed to rebuilding our nation's economy by getting Americans back to work, ending our dependency on other countries, and modernizing and enhancing our country's infrastructure. CommitmentToAmerica.com

In September, I joined the Problem Solvers Caucus to unveil our bipartisan “March To Common Ground” framework to help br...
11/04/2020

In September, I joined the Problem Solvers Caucus to unveil our bipartisan “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest #COVID19 relief package and provide direct relief to American families and workers.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/FfQX50CbA9u

Congress has an opportunity to restore, rebuild, and renew our country. I'm committed to working across the aisle to ach...
11/04/2020

Congress has an opportunity to restore, rebuild, and renew our country. I'm committed to working across the aisle to achieve this, and I believe America is worth fighting for. #CommitmentToAmerica

I am a co-chair of the Foster Youth Caucus, and I believe our nation needs a strong foster care system. I have worked ac...
11/03/2020

I am a co-chair of the Foster Youth Caucus, and I believe our nation needs a strong foster care system. I have worked across the aisle to ensure that no child in foster care is forgotten and to help those aging out of the system get the assistance they need to succeed.

The Problem Solvers Caucus was formed to help solve some of our country’s most pressing issues without the interference ...
11/03/2020

The Problem Solvers Caucus was formed to help solve some of our country’s most pressing issues without the interference of partisan politics. I am grateful to be a member of the #PSC to work across the aisle and help break gridlock in Congress.
https://problemsolverscaucus-gottheimer.house.gov

I voted for the #CARESAct which included $172.1B in supplemental appropriations to labor, HHS, education, & related agen...
11/03/2020

I voted for the #CARESAct which included $172.1B in supplemental appropriations to labor, HHS, education, & related agencies for child welfare and runaway/homeless programs, violence prevention services, and grant funding. This will greatly help our nation's foster youth.

As a 30 year Air Force veteran, retired Brigadier General, and member of the House Armed Services Committee, America’s n...
11/03/2020

As a 30 year Air Force veteran, retired Brigadier General, and member of the House Armed Services Committee, America’s national security is my top priority.

Over the last four years, I have partnered with the Administration and House & Senate leaders from both sides of the aisle to restore our military readiness and ensure our armed forces are prepared to confront emerging threats.

We must ensure that vital services to vulnerable children and families are not interrupted. I introduced H.R. 3116, whic...
11/03/2020

We must ensure that vital services to vulnerable children and families are not interrupted. I introduced H.R. 3116, which extends the Title IV-E waiver by two years, and provides states and counties with the time they need to fully transition to Family First.

ICYMI: "We live in a “center-right” district that does not embrace hyper-partisanship and wants people working together....
11/03/2020

ICYMI: "We live in a “center-right” district that does not embrace hyper-partisanship and wants people working together. Lugar is the best-known index on rating bipartisanship in Congress and rates me in the top seven percent." http://ow.ly/DSVr50zFhOK

11/03/2020
Rep. Don Bacon Honors the Ponca

For #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, I gave a floor speech honoring the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. This year, they celebrate their 30th anniversary of restoration as a federally recognized tribe.

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1024 Longworth House Office Building
Washington D.C., DC
20515

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(402) 938-0300

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