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  • Bergman Co-Sponsors Pay Our Coast Guard Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman has announced his support of a bipartisan bill to pay U.S. Coast Guard members during the partial government shutdown. H.R. 367, the Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act of 2019, would provide all pay and benefits for members of the Coast Guard as well as the roughly 50,000 Coast Guard military retirees who will not receive a paycheck on February 1st if the shutdown continues. Congressman Bergman issued the following release: "Michigan's First District is home to Coast Guard S... Read more

  • Bergman Nominated to Serve on House Armed Services Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman announced today that he was nominated to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Bergman served in the United States Marine Corps for 40 years, as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and most recently as Commander of Marine Forces North/Marine Forces Reserve. He retired in 2009 at the rank of Lieutenant General. After being elected in November 2016, Bergman became the highest ranking combat Veteran ever elected to Congress. Congressman Bergman re... Read more

  • Bergman Announces FEMA Grant for Grand Traverse Shelters
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jack Bergman announced a $1.1 Million FEMA grant for three tornado safe rooms in Grand Traverse County. This grant will cover 75% of construction costs at Interlochen State Park, Ludington State Park, and Traverse City State Park, and provide shelter for nearly 850 visitors in the case of a severe weather event. These safe rooms will double as bathroom/showers at each location. For more information on FEMA grants, click HERE. Read more

  • Bergman Applauds Governor, State on Tunnel Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation in to law to create the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), which will oversee construction and operation of a tunnel in bedrock beneath the waters of the Straits of Mackinac.Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement: "I applaud Governor Snyder, along with State House and Senate leadership for their work to protect our the Great Lakes, while ensuring Michigan's energy infrastructure is brought into the 21st Centu... Read more

  • Reps. Bergman, Kildee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify Toxic PFAS Chemical Contamination Sites in Michigan, Across U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) introduced bipartisan legislation today to help identify sites in Michigan and across the U.S. that may contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are toxic chemicals that are a threat to public health. The Kildee-Bergman legislation would authorize $50 million for the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) to search for toxic PFAS chemicals in water, soil and air across the country. The bill would also help pro... Read more

  • Manistique, Bessemer Receive Major Federal Grants For Water Infrastructure Upgrade
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette -Today Congressman Jack Bergman announced $21 million in federal grants, and nearly $8 million in federal loans to replace water and sewage systems in Gogebic and Schoolcraft counties. Congressman Bergman released the following statement and information: "Clean water is essential to the well-being of Michiganders and water quality remains a concern for families throughout the First District of Michigan. This major investment by USDA in water infrastructure in Gogebic and Schoolcraft Co... Read more

  • UPDATE: Army Corps Work Plan Includes $32 Million To Build NEW Lock
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last week Rep. Jack Bergman announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY19 work plan would include funding to begin construction on a new Poe-sized Lock in Sault Ste. Marie. This $32 Million allocation for FY19 will be used to complete design work and begin construction in Sault Ste. Marie after over 30 years of delay. The Army Corps has posted the work plan online and the Locks project can be found on page five. Additionally, the Army Corps issued a press release today highlighting the new fun... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Soo Lock Funding Added to Army Corps FY19 Work Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington -Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers submitted to Congress its updated FY19 work plan, which includes funding for construction of a new Poe-sized lock at the Soo Locks complex. Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement in response: “This is great news for Michigan’s First District, the Great Lakes region, and the entire U.S. economy, which relies on the Soo Locks. I'm proud of the progress we’ve made to finally break ground on a project that’s been delayed for deca... Read more

  • Bergman Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Manage Our Wolves Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. H.R. 6784 would direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to end Endangered Species Act protection for the grey wolf. In 2009, President Obama's Administration had determined the grey wolf no longer needed these protections, but litigation in 2014 overturned that ruling in federal court. Following House passage today, Rep. Bergman released the following statement: "Proper conservation efforts and specie... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Helps Deliver Big Win For Area Cherry Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Traverse City - On September 12, 2018 Congressman Jack Bergman sent President Donald Trump a letter on behalf of First District cherry farmers, urging the Administration to "withdraw duty-free benefits under the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) for tart cherry juice from the Republic of Turkey." Yesterday, President Trump began the initial process to end Turkey's duty-free access to the U.S. market. Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release: Rep. Bergman stated, “I applaud the ... Read more

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