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  • Bergman Helps Secure Critical Relief Funds for Michigan Cherry Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Traverse City - Today, Congressman Jack Bergman delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart cherry farmers and promote domestic consumption of the product. Turkey and other foreign countries have flooded U.S. markets by dumping cheap imports, which have severely strained domestic cherry prices. In recent weeks, Congressman Bergman worked with USDA Marketi... Read more

  • ICYMI: Bergman, Ranking Member Roe and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Chabot Release Statement on Reintroduction of VA-SBA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Jack Bergman (R-Mich), Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Representative Trent Kelly (R-Miss), and the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released statements following the reintroduction of legislation to better enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fulfill their designated responsibilities. The Verification Alignment and Se... Read more

  • HASC REPUBLICANS RELEASE VIEWS AND ESTIMATES LETTER
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Rep. Jack Bergman, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee – along with all Republican members of the Committee- officially delivered their "views and estimates" of the President's FY20 DOD budget request to the House Budget Committee. In part, the Members said: "The primary job of the federal government is to provide for the common defense; yet today, only 15 percent of the budget is devoted to that task. By comparison, it is was abou... Read more

  • New Lock, Federal Funding Included in President’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington – President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 includes $75.3 million for continued construction of the new Soo Lock. Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release: "Construction of a new Poe-sized Lock in the Soo has been a failed endeavor by politicians for decades, but that is no longer the case. Recently, I led a letter with Congressmen John Moolenaar and Paul Mitchell to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting the inclusion of Soo Locks construction... Read more

  • Bergman Statement on Proposed GLRI Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jack Bergman issued the following statement after President Trump's FY2020 budget proposed cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding: "I look forward to digging into the President’s budget when the full plan is released. I’m encouraged by the topline numbers as they bring fiscal responsibility to the forefront of the national conversation. “When it comes to successful programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, I’ll continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the... Read more

  • Bergman Leads Bill to Streamline, Modernize VA Procurement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) introduced the VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act to streamline and modernize the Veterans Affairs procurement process. This legislation will increase efficiency by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to track cost savings resulting from its contracting competitions and to use standardized contracting procedures. Reports have shown that the VA racks up at least $6 b... Read more

  • Bergman, Pappas Introduce National POW/MIA Flag Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI01) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH01) introduced the National POW/MIA Flag Act and issued the following release: HR 1579 the National POW/MIA Flag Act would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, White House, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings containing the offi... Read more

  • Bergman Supports President Trump's Executive Order Helping Active Duty Service Members and Veterans Transition Into Merchant Marine
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump signing an executive order supporting the transition of active duty service members and military Veterans into the Merchant Marine: "I applaud President Trump for signing this executive order, and for his effort to make it easier for Veterans to enter the Merchant Marine after serving our country in uniform. This move allows our highly trained sea-going service members, both active duty and vete... Read more

  • Bergman Votes No on Gun Control Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8 in the House of Representatives: "I oppose any attempt to restrict legal access to firearms for law-abiding citizens and will continue to fight against measures that limit my constituents’ Constitutional rights. H.R. 8 blatantly infringes on 2nd Amendment rights, and this short-sighted legislation has the potential to make felons out of those following the law. The bill is so far out of the mainstream, it would... Read more

  • House Passes Largest Public Lands Overhaul in Decades
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after voting in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act: "I'm proud to send this public lands package to President Trump's desk. Michigan's First District is home to some of the nation's most precious natural resources including three National Forests and four National Parks. This bill protects the future of a rich sportsman and outdoor recreation heritage by keeping our public lands open for public use. "Additionally, this package ... Read more

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