Too Much at Stake for Delays in Asian Carp Study

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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…

Heard on the Hill: Two Republican Freshmen Took Different Paths to the Hill

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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…

CNN: House freshman class co-presidents 'optimistic' about unity in new Congress

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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…

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