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"Don Bacon is the political outsider that Nebraska needs in Washington to work to control spending, balance the budget, and provide tax relief. "

— Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

What does Don stand for?

On Terrorism:

We are barely containing ISIS. We need to defeat ISIS with assertive leadership, our superior airpower, and special forces.

On Government Spending:

I support a Balanced Budget Amendment. We need elected officials who will fix this terrible problem.
 

On Illegal Immigration:

I support employer enforcement when it comes to hiring illegals. This is the root cause of our illegal immigration problem.


By The Numbers: Our Government at a Glance

80 / 535

Veterans in Congress

47%

Gov't Healthcare Spending (by 2025)

5.8%

Average Projected Healthcare Spending Growth (2015 - 2025)

45 / 50

Number of Federal Gov't Deficit Years


The Bacon Plan

Reform Congress and Make it Work

  • Cut Congressional pay by 10 percent
  • Cancel Congressional pay whenever there is a government shutdown
  • stop automatic pay increases for members of Congress

Fix the Budget for Future Generations

  • Eliminate pork by adopting the Single Subject Rule for all legislation -- just like the Unicameral
  • Adopt a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Adopt a presidential line item veto

Demand Campaign Transparency and Reform

  • Require all campaigns to disclose within 48 hours online any political contribution over $1,000.00 during any point in the election cycle
  • Require federal campaign finance reports to be filed monthly

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Latest News

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Bacon on General Mattis Secretary of Defense Nomination: “One of the Best”

Thursday, December 1, 2016 – (Omaha, NE) The following is a statement by Congressman-Elect Don Bacon regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate General James Mattis. General Mattis is…

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Bacon Appoints Jen Rae Wang as Deputy Chief of Staff

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – (OMAHA, NE)  Today, Congressman-Elect Don Bacon (NE-02) announced Jen Rae Wang as the Deputy Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Wang will lead the Omaha office as the District Director…

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Congressman-Elect Bacon on Rep. Price HHS Nomination: “Excellent Choice”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – (Omaha, NE) The following is a statement by Congressman-Elect Don Bacon regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate Congressman Tom Price. Representative Price is…

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Don Bacon Names Chief of Staff

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Congressman-Elect Don Bacon has named retired Air Force Captain Mark Dreiling of Papillion as his Chief of Staff.  The Congressman-Elect released the following statement: “I…

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Don Bacon Releases New Ad Titled “Everybody Loves Bacon – Pt. 2”

Friday, November 4, 2016 – Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released its ninth TV spot for the general election cycle, Everybody Loves Bacon pt.2. The ad highlights General Don Bacon’s…

Don Bacon denounces claims in Democrats’ health care fliers, calls one attack ad ‘very vile’

By Joseph Morton / World-Herald staff writer Women’s health care is the focus of the latest salvos in Nebraska’s 2nd District campaign ad war. Democrats have taken issue with Republican…

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Statement on DCCC’s Latest Attack Ad On Women’s Healthcare

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Today, congressional candidate General Don Bacon released the following statement on the DCCC’s latest attack ad that completely lies about his position on women’s healthcare: …

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Don Bacon Requests To Meet With Congressman Moulton

Monday, October 31, 2016 – Today, congressional candidate General Don Bacon requested a meeting with Congressman Moulton to discuss veterans’ issues: “Although Congressman Moulton and I belong to different political parties,…

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Democratic Mayor Endorses Don Bacon for Congress

Monday, October 31, 2016 – Today Carroll Smith, the Mayor of Valley, endorsed Brigadier General (retired) Don Bacon for United States Congress.  Mayor Smith is a registered Democrat and the…

Meet Don

Don BaconFor Congress

Raised on a farm in the Midwest, Don Bacon learned the value of hard work and the importance of fiscal responsibility. Don worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science Degree in 1984. He also married his college sweetheart, Angie, in 1984. They subsequently had three sons and one daughter. He later earned Master’s Degrees from University of Phoenix and National War College.

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