Bacon touted his support for various provisions in the bill and specifically cited the pay boost, which drew an objection from Democrat Ann Ashford, who is seeking her party’s nomination to oppose Bacon next year. “This would have happened anyway,” Ashford said.
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This year’s flooding was so historic that without a levee system, the Missouri River could have cut a whole new channel for itself, says Col. John Hudson, commander of the Omaha district of the Army Corps of Engineers.
The story, which focused on increased U.S. cyberactivities targeting Russia’s power grid, referenced previously unreported attempts to infiltrate Cooper Nuclear Station, stating "The hackers got into communications networks, but never took over control systems.” An NPPD spokesman says, "Nobody got into our system."
The Riverside Community School District allowed the 74-year-old bus driver to continue driving, despite physical limitations that made it difficult for him to take appropriate actions in an emergency situation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash.
An effort to raise congressional salaries for the first time in a decade has been shelved for now after running into extremely predictable backlash.
Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., argued for as the committee debated many amendments to the bill throughout the day Wednesday, then late into the night and then into Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON — Several Midlands Republicans said Thursday that they would refuse dirt on political opponents offered by foreign governments.
The Iowa congressman joined with provocative media personalities to promote his bill cracking down on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions.
President Donald Trump did a victory lap with Iowa and Nebraska farmers on Tuesday, touting his administration’s move to lift a ban on selling gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol during summer months.