Don (Don) Bacon (R-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.4155
FAX: 402.763.4947
District: 402.938.0300
Representative
Room 2104 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2702

Residence: Papillion, NE
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Angie   DOB: 8/16/1963
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
Co-ChairElectromagnetic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims of Communism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Airborne ISR Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberYouth Mentoring Caucus
Co-ChairGlobal Positioning System (GPS) Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technology, and Innovation
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
Co-ChairBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan FFA Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Epilepsy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional American Religious Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Physical Activity Caucus
FC MemberPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberCongressional Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Uzbekistan Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
FC MemberSpace Power Caucus
FC MemberElectromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Term Limits Caucus
FC MemberGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHungarian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Abraham Accords Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
WhipProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Pacific Islands Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberFor Country Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets and Rural Development
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Douglas / Sarpy

Bio

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 eight grandchildren. 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 and reconnaissance. 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, Rep. Bacon served 16 assignments including four deployments in the Middle East to include 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 a military advisor and specialized in military affairs focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard. He also was 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 Nebraska's Second Congressional District.