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Rep. Don Bacon

Representative for Nebraska’s 2nd District

pronounced don // BAY-kun

Bacon is the representative for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Bacon is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Bacon.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bacon is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bacon has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 96% FreedomWorks: 65% NumbersUSA: 45% NIAC Action: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Don Bacon sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bacon sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) International Affairs (33%) Commerce (33%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bacon’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bacon’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Nay H.R. 2658: Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017
Dec 7, 2017. Passed 388/29.
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Nay H.R. 538: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017
Jan 30, 2017. Passed 396/8.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Apr 2018, Bacon missed 1 of 857 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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