|House Armed Services Committee
In his second term, Congressman Bergman is honored to serve as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. As we face uncertain times, military readiness and proper funding are essential. As new threats emerge, our military must remain the strongest and most lethal force in the world. Accountability and oversight are paramount as we work to ensure every dollar spent on defense is maximized to best protect our nation and our allies. As with all Committee assignments, Rep. Bergman will seek to utilize his role on the House Armed Services Committee to represent the needs of Michigan’s First District.
Congressman Bergman served in the United States Marine Corps for 40 years, as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and most recently as Commander of Marine Forces North/Marine Forces Reserve. He retired in 2009 at the rank of Lieutenant General. After being elected in November 2016, Bergman became the highest ranking combat Veteran ever elected to Congress.
Congressman Bergman serves on three subcommittees: Seapower and Projection Forces, Readiness, and Military Personnel.
|Veterans Affairs Committee
Serving on the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs is a passion of Congressman Bergman's. Michigan's 1st District has one of the highest percentage of Veterans of any Congressional District in the country. These Veterans have sacrificed so much for the liberty of our country and he is dedicated to working on their behalf in Washington, D.C. He has served for two years on the committee where he helped author groundbreaking Veterans’ legislation and held multiple field hearings and round-table discussions in Michigan's First District.
We made major strides in the 115th Congress by passing the VA MISSION Act, streamlining the VA bureaucracy, and ensuring accountability at VA. Congressman Bergman looks forward to continuing the work we've begun to ensure our Veterans are receiving the quality care they deserve.
Congressman Bergman serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.