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  • Bergman Leads Bipartisan Effort to Rebuild Soo Locks
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Citing national security implications, steel production, and economic impact, Congressman Jack Bergman urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to use new funding to complete design work and begin construction on a new Poe-sized Lock. "An unexpected outage at the Poe Lock would be disastrous to the U.S. and global economy. In March, Secretary James (Army, Civil Works) testified to a House Committee that building a new lock is not only a priority but additionally, not building ... Read more

  • Bergman Urges VA to Remedy Flaws in Choice Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - This past week, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging VA to remedy ongoing flaws in its Choice Program contracts. “While the collapse of last month’s agreement to enact community care consolidation legislation was extremely disappointing, there are nonetheless steps VA can take right now to improve the Choice Program,” said Bergman. “It is inexcusable that veterans still encounter delays and hea... Read more

  • Congressman Jack Bergman Reminds Businesses to Apply for the 'HIRE Vets' Medallion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Department of Labor (DOL) VETS is accepting the final applications for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration. Established by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets), the demonstration program will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing and retaining our nation’s veterans. Additional information from DOL can be found below: _____________________________________________________________ Par... Read more

  • Bergman Votes in Favor of Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington- Congressman Jack Bergman, member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Balanced Budget Amendment came up short in the House: "Every individual and business in Michigan's First District have to live within their means financially, and there’s absolutely no reason that the federal government should be an exception to that rule. Our country is facing a financial crisis, and we’re leaving our children and grandchildren an insurmountable national debt. ... Read more

  • Bergman Announces USDA Grants to Support Fire/EMS/Police in Michigan's First District
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette- Congressman Bergman released the following information: Today, USDA Rural Development announced the approval of four new grants to assist in vehicle purchases for First District emergency services in Manistique, Alger, Schoolcraft, and Charlevoix counties. "Many of our rural Fire, EMS, and Police Departments in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula operate on limited resources, and often with outdated equipment. I applaud USDA and the Trump Administration for realizing the importa... Read more

  • New VA Facility Coming to Traverse City
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Chairman of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement following the announcement of the new VA facility in Traverse City: "For years bureaucratic red tape within the VA has slowed and halted many important priorities to better serve our Veterans, and building the new Traverse City VA facility has been no exception. I applaud the current Administration for finally prioritizing this facility and moving the project f... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize VA’s Purchasing of Medical Supplies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), along with House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs members Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), and Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to correct problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) system for purchasing medical supplies. "Guaranteeing our Veterans top quality health care means strengthening every aspect of how the VA does business,” said Bergman. “Unf... Read more

  • Bergman Releases Statement on VA Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Now more than ever, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs stable and reliable leadership. We've begun making positive strides to address the issues plaguing the VA, and there is a lot of work still ahead. I appreciate Dr. Shulkin's work within VA, and I thank him for his service to our Veterans. I look forward to meeting Admiral Jackson and continuing our work with this Administration as we steer the Department of Veterans Affairs back to its core mission – caring for our nation’s Veterans. Read more

  • Bergman Receives Award for Protecting Social Security
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington – Pat Boone, National Spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, announced today that Michigan Representative Jack Bergman has earned the Association’s Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. In a statement released by 60 Plus, Boone remarked, “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Rep. Jack Bergman. Seniors can depend on Jack Bergman." Boone is familiar to audiences as a star of music, film and television. Boone has had 38 top-ten hits since his recording career ... Read more

  • Bergman Opposes Reckless Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after opposing today’s spending bill: “Today I voted against the $1.3 Trillion, 2200 page, Omnibus spending package (H.R. 1625 - The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018). While there are provisions in this bill that I have fought to defend and that I agree with, I wanted to highlight a few of the reasons for my opposition. “The people of the First District sent me to Washington to be a leader and stand up for what is righ... Read more

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