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  • Bergman: We Must Protect Main Street, Not Wall Street
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act: “This is a matter of making sure that small- and mid-sized banks, credit unions, job creators, and communities don’t suffer for Wall Street’s mistakes. Under Dodd-Frank, bad actors have thrived while smaller entities like the ones in the First District have suffered unnecessarily under cumbersome, ineffective, one-size-fits-all regulations. This legislat... Read more

  • Stabenow, Bergman and Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and Representatives Sandy Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dan Kildee, Mike Bishop, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, and Paul Mitchell today introduced the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act. The legislation authorizes the necessary level of funding to construct another Poe-sized lock. Introduction of this legislation comes just days after seven Members ... Read more

  • Bergman Applauds VA Decision to Bring Electronic Health Records into the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement following Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement that the VA will be upgrading its electronic health records system to better accommodate Veteran care: “We live in a society where you can order a taxi, your dry-cleaning, even your groceries electronically, and as the way we do business... Read more

  • Michigan Delegation Tour Highlights Importance of Soo Locks to Economy, National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sault Ste. Marie – Seven Members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation were joined by Governor Rick Snyder on a bipartisan tour of the Soo Locks. The tour highlighted the importance of the Locks to our state and country’s economy and national security. Members also discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock, ensuring this vital gateway for commerce and jobs remains open. The Soo Locks facility is comprised of four parallel locks – the Poe, the MacArthur, the Sabin, and ... Read more

  • Bergman Supports "Accountability for Congressional Pay Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Last week, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) joined Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) in introducing the Accountability for Congressional Pay Act, a measure that would directly link pay for Members of Congress to their ability to balance the budget. This legislation would cut Members of Congress’ pay equal to the percentage of deficit spending in our federal budget. This pay cut will be up to 15 percent and will be implemented during each member’s foll... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) congratulates this year’s First District winner of the Congressional Art Competition. Liam D. Kaiser, a senior at Traverse City West Senior High School and a student of Melissa Clone, claimed first prize for his work “False Face.” Each spring, high school students from across the United States are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition through their respective congressional offices. The winning selection will hang in the Cannon Tu... Read more

  • Bergman: Veteran Suicide and Opioid Addiction Must End
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) were joined by their colleagues, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2652, the ‘Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017’. The legislation is intended to prevent the overmedication of veterans and combat suicide deaths through the use of comprehensive data. The bill mirrors legislation... Read more

  • Bergman Meets with VA Sec. Ahead of VA Appeals Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman and Lt. Gen, USMC (ret.) Jack Bergman (MI-1) met today with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to talk about ways in which Congress and the Administration can work together to make sure Veterans have timely access to the care and other benefits they’ve earned. “As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I know the obstacles that our Veterans have faced on the battlefield,” Bergman said. “They shouldn’t have to fight to get the care they’ve earned back... Read more

  • Bergman Meets with VA Sec. Ahead of VA Appeals Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman and Lt. Gen, USMC (ret.) Jack Bergman (MI-1) met today with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to talk about ways in which Congress and the Administration can work together to make sure Veterans have timely access to the care and other benefits they’ve earned. “As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I know the obstacles that our Veterans have faced on the battlefield,” Bergman said. “They shouldn’t have to fight to get the care they’ve earned back... Read more

  • Bergman Applauds Newberry's Northern Wings Repair for Earning SBA Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Newberry, MI – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) congratulates Northern Wings Repair in Newberry, Michigan for having been selected to receive the Small Business Administration award for Region V Subcontractor of the Year. The selection places Northern Wings in an elite category (top 10 in the country) of businesses that provide subcontracting services to large government contractors. Congressman Bergman stopped by Northern Wings last week to offer his congratulations in person. “This award speaks... Read more

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