Today, April 14, 2018, NPFT had their Rally for President Trump, all Military and First Responders. Marie Zilli gave a talk on the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Our guest speakers were Candidate Taylor Royal for Nebraska State Treasurer and Congressman Don Bacon. Please Cast your votes on May 15th. We had a good turnout despite the weather. NPFT Appreciated and Thanks everyone who attended. (See additional pictures under Page: Events-Rallies-Rally 04/14/18)
Don Bacon | Twitter | March 28th
The omnibus that passed last week rejected Democrats attempts to tie the hands of the Administration and force them to continue funding for Planned Parenthood entities. This bill also includes the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal funds to be used for abortion.
On March 10, 2018, Members of NPFT and Americans for Prosperity plus many others attended “A Tax Reform Conversation with Rep. Don Bacon.” Don discussed the benefits of historic tax reform and what we can do to keep Nebraska on the path to prosperity; along with other issues. It was a very informative gathering!
The Best Defense Budget Our Military Has Seen in a Decade
by Don Bacon | February 9, 2018
Third Tele-Town Hall Recap
I hosted a third tele-town hall last Wednesday night with nearly 2,100 residents of the Nebraska’s Second District to discuss issues important to them.
Tele-town halls provide another opportunity for constituents to connect with me when they may not be able to attend a town hall in person. I appreciate the questions and the time people took to call the program.
I answered 15 different questions relating to national security, the economy, tax reform, military, VA, immigration, healthcare, Medicaid, social security, education, government shutdown, agriculture, infrastructure, congressional process, and the size of government.
The Bipartisan Budget Act
I believe the bipartisan budget deal is the best compromise possible that funds defense, supports our veterans, and gives us a start to fund future infrastructure and opioid initiatives. I am gravely concerned about the budget deficit, but even more so with the gross undermining of our military the last ten years while we are fighting two wars. The alternative to this compromise leads to more gridlock, budget shutdowns, and a dilapidated military. The country is calling for more bipartisanship and less vitriol and dysfunction, and we heed this call with this bipartisan budget deal.
I was on Outnumbered Overtime on Fox News to discuss the Bipartisan Budget Act’s impact on our military. In case you missed it, check it out here.
This bipartisan agreement will:
Allow our troops to have the training, support, and resources they need to be successful
Adequately fund the Department of Defense at NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) levels passed in both chambers with bipartisan support
Increase funding for veterans to reduce VA healthcare management backlog
Provide assurances for transportation and infrastructure projects
Increase funds to assist those still devastated by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Fund critical health care programs such as the National Institutes of Health, community health centers, and programs to combat the opioid epidemic
Reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for an additional four years on top of the six year reauthorization passed in January
Member of Congress
Nebraska’s Second Congressional District
1516 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4155
13906 Gold Circle, Suite 101
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 938-0300
Bacon – October 16, 2017
From NPFT President: As President of the Nebraska Patriots for TRUMP I have been hearing that many of our group are very unhappy with Nebraska Republican members of congress who are supporting DACA. Although we my not like DACA our President is now using it try to gain support of Democrats to support tax reform, infrastructure, and budget legislation to support his agenda. Which includes building the wall along the U.S. and Mexican Border. On Monday night several members of the Nebraska Patriots for TRUMP attended Congressman Don Bacon’s Town Hall in Papillion Nebraska. Where I asked the following question and made a comment to follow up.
Our Question: There seems to be a lot of mistrust of the Republican Party toward our president and his agenda. The Republican Party cannot get anything passed always being 1 vote short. Trump supporters do not believe the Republican Party is acting in our best interest. We believe that even if 2 or 3 democrats voted for the bill the republicans would still fall 1 vote short. Would you address this perception and I have a follow-up question/comment when your done.
Congressman Bacon’s Response: He said that the House had passed legislation to repeal and replace Obama Care along with other bills that the Senate did not pass.
Our Comment: The American people are tired of politics as usual “I voted for the bill” is not going to fly. We are hearing that in other states, to include Wisconsin where speaker Ryan is from the same will occur. Steve Bannon will have our support for any candidate he finds to run against incumbent Republicans and Democrats that do not support the Presidents Agenda.
Congressman Bacon Response: He said he was in the House and they passed legislation.
Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has hosted six town halls as of September 2, 2017 with several of our NPFT members attending.
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 the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, five Meritorious Service Medals, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. 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 Small Business Committee, and House Agricultural Committee.