Bergman Demands Answers on Drone Sale to Qatar

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Today, Reps. Jack Bergman (R-MI-1) and Randy Weber (R-TX-14) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken objecting to the impending sale of $500 million worth of armed drones to the state of Qatar. “Qatar has long operated not only as a principal sponsor of terror worldwide, but as a corrupting influence on U.S. institutions across the board,” stated Re...

Bergman: Support Angel Families, Don’t Pay Illegal Immigrants

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman and 18of his Republican House colleagues sent a letter to the Biden Administration condemning its plans for massive payouts to illegal immigrants and instead requesting compensation for Angel Families and other American victims of the federal government’s failure to enforce our Nation’s immigration laws. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported on the U.S. Depa...

Bergman's Veterans Health Administration Audit Bill Passes House

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Washington - Today, Rep. Jack Bergman’s H.R. 4626 – VA Assessment by Independent Measures (VA AIM) Act passed the House of Representatives unanimously. The VA AIM Act, a key part of Rep. Bergman’s agenda as the Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, would conduct an independent assessment of VA health care services, operations, budget, and delivery to uphold the high...

Bergman Fighting Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate

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Rep. Jack Bergman recently cosponsored legislation aimed at preventing the Department of Labor from instituting a nationwide vaccine mandate for all businesses with more than 100 employees. OSHA issued this mandate – affecting 84 million workers – through an “Emergency Temporary Standard.” This rarely-used process allows OSHA to completely bypass the comment period that normally allows the America...

Bergman to Biden: Don’t Interfere With Michigan’s Energy

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Last night, Congressmen Jack Bergman (R-MI01), Bob Latta (R-OH5), Tim Walberg (R-MI07), and 10 additional House Members, sent a letter to President Biden regarding reports of the Biden Administration exploring the possibility of taking action to terminate the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline. “Reports that the Biden Administration is seeking to shut down Line 5 are extremely concerning for Michigan fami...

Bergman, GOP Colleagues Send Letter Slamming Administration's Plan to Compensate Illegal Immigrants $450,000

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman joined a letter with Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. and 42 GOP colleagues to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Attorney General Merrick Garland expressing urgent concern regarding a recent report from the Wall Street Journal that the Biden Administration is consideri...

Bergman, Republican Colleagues Say Fixing Supply Chain More Urgent Than Social Spending

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(Reuters) - A group of 160 Republican lawmakers said addressing supply chain woes that have dramatically slowed the manufacture and shipment of goods around the United States must be fixed before considering new spending on social programs, according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden on Wednesday. "We urge you to call on your congressional allies to halt discussions on a budget reconciliatio...

Bergman, McClain, 60 Colleagues Demand Answers on DOJ Targeting Parents

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman joined Rep. Lisa McClain, and over 60 Republican colleagues in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers on why the Department of Justice (DOJ) is targeting parents who speak out in opposition to school board decisions. Rep. Bergman stated, "Parents across Michigan and the Nation have begun speaking out about what is being taught to our children and th...

Bergman: Democrats So-Called Infrastructure Bill Destructive For Michigan

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While speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Rep. Jack Bergman defended his constituents and urged his fellow colleagues to oppose Democrats' $5.5 trillion spending spree spearheaded by the upcoming “infrastructure” bill. "I want to expose for my constituents the real truth about the so-called infrastructure portion of the Democrats' destructive $5.5 trillion package. You can read for yourself in...

Bergman Statement on Red Flag Language in NDAA

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As your Congressman, I have always and will always oppose federal red flag laws. They set a dangerous precedent and infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights. As many have noted, the FY22 NDAA contains red flag-like language, that Republicans will be sure to strip during negotiations in conference with the Senate. Most importantly, I have made it abundantly clear to all involved that when this legislat...

Bergman's Bill to Honor Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Passes House

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Today, H.R. 1281 unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation, which Rep. Bergman introduced, will name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Gaylord, Michigan, as the ‘Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic." The bill will now head to the Senate for consideration. Working together with Andrew...

Bergman, Colleagues Press CDC to Show Science on Masking in Schools

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Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) joined Reps Jay Obernolte (CA-08) and 31 additional Members of the U.S. House of Representatives calling on Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky to publicly lay out the science behind their decision to recommend children wear masks in school. “We have been repeatedly told to trust the science regarding how the CDC creates its policies...

Bergman Leads Fight Against IRS Guidance Punishing Small Business Owners With Families

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman sent a letter to the IRS opposing recent guidance discriminating against business owners with families and demanding immediate action to change this misguided rule. On August 4th, the IRS issued guidance on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – a refundable tax credit that has helped thousands of businesses avoid laying off employees since the start of the pandemic. Rep. B...

Bergman Bill: Make Big Tech Pay Into Rural Broadband

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman introduced new legislation called the Big Tech Accountability for Broadband Act to require Big Tech companies to finance rural broadband programs. The bill also calls for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider other ways to alleviate burdens on consumers without access to broadband services. “Big Tech has been leeching off of key federal connectivity progr...

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