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, Michigan Delegation Honor "Dr. Dan" Benishek on House Floor

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Rep. Jack Bergman, joined by his Michigan House colleagues and Senator Debbie Stabenow, gathered on the U.S. House floor to honor the life and legacy of Congressman Dan Benishek, who served as Representative for the First District of Michigan for six years. You can watch the full speech and moment of silence here

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...

Bergman Introduces Bill to Protect Personal Data from China

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Yesterday, Rep. Jack Bergman introduced H.R.4793, the Protecting Personal Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, to prevent mobile applications from engaging in the theft of user data on behalf of a communist country, foreign adversary, or state sponsor of terrorism. Specifically, this legislation allows the US to prohibit the use of mobile applications or software that provide US citizens’ data to a ...

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