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  • Too Much at Stake for Delays in Asian Carp Study
    Posted in Articles on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop delaying an important study on upgrading a key waterway choke point is a way of keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Some 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives — including U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet — signed a letter dated Dec. 7, imploring the corps to move forward with the study, maintaining that any additional delays will only increase the likelihood that the voracious species ... Read more

  • Heard on the Hill: Two Republican Freshmen Took Different Paths to the Hill
    Posted in Articles on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Just like Donald Trump, who showed that any career path can lead to the White House, newly sworn-in members of Congress come from many walks of life. Two in particular — Republican Reps. Jack Bergman of Michigan and Jodey C. Arrington of Texas — took distinctly different paths to the House. Arrington’s path was one of public service, from studying government in school to coming from Texas to Washington, D.C., through a job with President George W. Bush. Bergman came from a different kind of ser... Read more

  • CNN: House freshman class co-presidents 'optimistic' about unity in new Congress
    Posted in Articles on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The Cannon House Office Building was abuzz Monday afternoon as new members made their way to their workplace. Staffers installed flags outside office entryways. Workers wheeled furniture through the halls. Bounties of office supplies were stacked on unclaimed desks. A chief of staff inquired about the Wi-Fi password. A hopeful administrator, whose boss was defeated in November, roamed office to office, résumé in tow. Congresswoman-elect Val Demings, a Democrat from Florida's 10th D... Read more

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