While there appears to be a lot of pressure in Washington D.C. with the new President Trump Administration, freshman 2nd District Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon says for him it appears it is business as usual.
Bacon says, “I’ve not sensed that kind of pressure. The White House has embraced the Congressional priorities which have been regulatory reform. We have passed three major pieces of legislation, specific pieces tailored for specific industries. We’ve really rolled back the power of the bureaucrat to put these major regulations with no laws as basis. That has been the first priority. Working on the unaffordable Affordable Care Act has been another priority of the House.”
Bacon says he too has a few priorities that include a balanced budget amendment, term limits and a single subject rule. That would prohibit packaging several bills together to increase the odds of getting them passed.
When it comes to implementing a travel ban, Bacon is doing his homework. The ban was put in place last week but a federal judge reversed that decision. He says, “I talked to a federal judge yesterday. He thought the ruling was wrong. It was outside of that judge’s purview to step in. We have to remember this is a pause, a temporary ban to make sure we have our vetting procedures right. It puts America’s security first. I think in 90 days most places it will be taken off or 120 in other cases.” Bacon says non-citizens do not have the same rights that you and I have and President Trump was within his rights to put a travel ban in place.