ICYMI: The Border is a Crisis. We Can Still Avoid a Catastrophe

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Read Rep. Bergman's full opinion piece in The Detroit News here or below: As both a Marine and a commercial airline pilot, I’ve flown in some pretty daunting conditions. I’ve encountered more than a few in-air crises, too. The difference between a crisis and a catastrophe, however, often lies in the approach to the crisis at its onset. For instance, if a pilot is flying in the dead of night with s...

Bergman, Budget Members Sound the Alarm on CBO Budget Baseline

| Posted in Press Releases

Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their February 2024 Budget Baseline for FY2024-2034, analyzing America’s fiscal trajectory. According to CBO, the gross federal debt is on track to grow by $20 trillion in just ten years, reaching a staggering $54.4 trillion. The government is also expected to spend $82.7 trillion over ten years, including $51 trillion in mandat...

Bergman Blasts USPS for Failures, Postponed Meeting in Kingsford

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Following the indefinite postponement by the United States Postal Service of the scheduled Public Input Meeting for the Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Iron Mountain Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), Representative Jack Bergman penned a letter to USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The letter can be read here or below: I write to share my deep discontent with the U.S. Posta...

Great Lakes Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Extend Great Lakes Protections

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Yesterday, Rep. Jack Bergman and other members of the Great Lakes Task Force introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends this critical program for another five years through 2031, and increases annual funding levels from $475 million in 2026 to $500 million from 2027 through 2031. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the most significant inve...

Bergman Issues Statement on the Senate Immigration Bill

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Following the release of the Senate’s immigration bill, Rep. Jack Bergman issued the following statement: “I strongly oppose the so-called border bill that my colleagues in the Senate introduced. This legislation does nothing to stop the crisis at our southern border – rather, it normalizes and codifies it. With only roughly 17% of this $118 billion deal being allotted for border security, it is a...

Bergman Implores Colleagues: Hold DHS Secretary Mayorkas Accountable

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Today, Representative Jack Bergman spoke on the House Floor to implore his colleagues to support the resolution to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas for his willful and systemic refusal to comply with federal immigration laws and his breach of public trust. Rep. Bergman stated, “This crisis has been aided and abetted through the unprecedented dereliction of duty of Secreta...

Bergman Urges Postal Service to Keep Operations in Kingsford

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Iron Mountain – Last week, Rep. Jack Bergman sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy outlining his grave concerns with proposed changes to the Iron Mountain Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). The letter stated in part, “While I am pleased to see that USPS intends to keep the Iron Mountain facility open, albeit in an updated capacity, I urge the agency to avoid any actions and oppose ...

Bergman Calls on President Biden to Prioritize U.S. Maritime Defense

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This week, Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) joined with Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and 18 bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to strengthen the United States’ maritime power at a moment when the People’s Republic of China is extending its influence in the South China Sea and the Houthis are attacking shipping in the Red Sea. The bipartisan group call...

Bergman Echoes Bicameral Call for Biden Admin to Withdraw EV Mandate

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Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) joined with U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) and 120 colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator Sophie Shulman calling for the withdrawal of the Biden Administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for passenge...

Bergman Warns of Fiscal Decline, Urges Bipartisan Approach to Financial Crisis

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Last week, Rep. Jack Bergman spoke in a House Budget Committee markup on the dire financial crisis that our country is facing. Our great experiment of a country, one which was built on self-governance, has been in-flight for nearly 250 years, Rep. Bergman explained. As a career pilot, he warned that our Nation – similar to any plane – appears to be in a fiscal descent and Bergman questioned, “Is i...

Bergman: No Spending Deal Without Border Funding

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Washington - Rep. Jack Bergman issued the following statement regarding today's Continuing Resolution vote in the U.S. House of Representatives: Rep. Bergman stated, “If we don’t secure our borders, we won’t have a Nation to fund. Until Congress gets serious about securing the border, I will not support another dime of federal spending. "I understand Republicans only have the majority in the House...

ICYMI: Bergman Recovers Nearly $7 Million from IRS for Grand Traverse Pavilions

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Through much perseverance, Rep. Jack Bergman and his D.C., and Traverse City offices were able to cut through bureaucratic red tape and recover $6.97 million from the Employee Retention Credit program of the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of Grand Traverse Pavilions. In recognizing this great victory for the senior care facility in Michigan’s First District, Rep. Bergman stated, “Through the h...

Bergman Urges Gov. Whitmer to Defend Great Lakes Fisheries and Anglers

| Posted in Press Releases

On Wednesday, Congressman Jack Bergman sent a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer expressing concerns and requesting answers on the state’s plans to implement and enforce the 2023 Great Lakes Fishing Decree. This Decree, which was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan last year, governs the allocation and management of fisheries between the state and loc...

Bergman Compels VA: Ensure Rural Veterans Can Access Timely, Proper Care

| Posted in Press Releases

This week, Rep. Jack Bergman questioned VA panelists in a House Veteran Affairs Committee hearing titled, "Rural Access: Is VA Meeting All Veterans Where They Live?". Rep. Bergman engaged the panelists in a discussion on the importance of extending proper care and resources to rural and remote Veterans like those in Michigan’s First District. Mobile medical units, Bergman explained, are vital for ...

Bergman, HASC Republicans Demand Answers on Secretary Austin's Disapearance

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Rep. Jack Bergman joined with other Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III demanding an immediate response to the formal inquiry launched by Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) on Secretary Austin’s disappearance and failure to ensure a “smooth transition from your day-to-day management and leadership of the Department by fa...

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