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  • Bergman Named 2018 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Traverse City – Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman (R) has been named 2018 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. The award is presented annually by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) to a legislator who has helped advance waterborne commerce on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and will be presented on September 18 at Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. “Although this is jus... Read more

  • Bergman Highlights Federal Loans Available to Households and Small Business for Disaster Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Michigan businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding June 16 - 17, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 6, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 7, 2019 Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Rick Snyder on Sept. 4, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.... Read more

  • New Legislation Authorizes a New Lock at the Soo Locks Complex
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, leaders in the House and Senate released the American's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that will fund America's water resources and infrastructure. The legislation authorizes the construction of a second 1,200-foot lock at theSoo Locks, a key priority for Michigan. Inclusion of the funding authorization follows an Army Corps report in June that urged the building of a second lock because ofthe Soo Locks' strategic value and vital importance to America’s economy an... Read more

  • President Trump Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Three Counties in Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    President Donald J. Trump issued a "Major Disaster Declaration" for Michigan, following the devastating flooding that occurred on Father's Day. Congressman Bergman released the following statement: "I applaud President Trump and the Administration for approving Lt. Governor Calley's request to declare the damage in Houghton, Gogebic, and Menominee counties a major disaster. I will continue to encourage the Administration to approve Individual Assistance, as that portion remains in the review pro... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Bergman Continues to Deliver for Education and Workforce Development Training
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington- On July 31st, President Trump signed The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. This new law supports career and technical education, giving states and local communities more flexibility to design career education programs. It also simplifies the requirements states have to follow when applying for federal funds. The law streamlines the application process, aligning it with the state workforce development plan under the Workforce Innovation an... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Major USDA Investments in Houghton, Alger, and Manistee Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Houghton - Congressman Bergman released the following information: "USDA Rural Development has announced four major water infrastructure project investments in Michigan's First District, including two in Houghton County which was hit by major flash flooding on Father's Day. Rebuilding our infrastructure is vital to ensure the success of our rural communities. Loans and grants through USDA Rural Development are a key component to accomplishing this task and I applaud the Trump Administration for ... Read more

  • House Sends Fiscal Year 2019 NDAA to President Trump's Desk, Soo Locks Language Included
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House voted to send the conference report of the 2019 NDAA to President Trump's desk. Congressman Jack Bergman, who was selected to serve as an NDAA conferee for the House Budget and Natural Resources Committees, released the following statement: "Providing for the common defense is the number one constitutional duty of Congress. Having served in the Marine Corps, I'm well aware of the dangers and threats our country faces on a daily basis. Whether a geo-political foe or a terrorist o... Read more

  • NDAA Conferees Unveil Negotiated Agreements
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, members of the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) unveiled the agreement reached in the bicameral negotiations. Representing the House Budget Committee’s jurisdictional areas as NDAA conferees, Chairman Steve Womack (AR-03) and Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01) issued the following statements after signing the conference committee’s report. “I’m honored to have served alongside Chairman Womack as a fiscal year 2019 NDAA confer... Read more

  • Bergman's Statement on Helsinki
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    We must never lose sight of the fact that Russia is no friend to our democracy. I will continue to advocate that we recognize Russia for who they are, and acknowledge the dangers they pose to the United States and our allies. Through weak foreign policy, fake red-lines, and artificial reset buttons, previous administrations showed Russia and our allies that we were not serious regarding our stand against Russian aggression. We must not continue these same mistakes. Read more

  • Bergman Named to New Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved the creation and leadership of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee was announced by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Walz (D-Minn.) on June 20 and will focus on oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) technology projects, specifically the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Modernization program. “As the department embarks on the nation’s largest EHR overhaul, it is crit... Read more

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