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  • Bergman Joins Bipartisan Caucus of U.S. Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    The For Country Caucus, a group of Military Veterans serving in Congress and dedicated to working together to create a more productive government, announced new leadership and a growing caucus membership for the 117th Congress. A retired Lt. General in the Marine Corps, U.S. Representative Jack Bergman will join the Caucus for the 117th Congress. “With forty years serving in the United States Marines Corps and earning the rank of Lt. General, Congressman Jack Bergman is the highest-ranking comba... Read more

  • Bergman Introduces Legislation to Name New Gaylord VA Clinic in Honor of Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman introduced legislation to name the new Gaylord VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) in honor of the late Steve Andrews. Andrews was a beloved member of the Gaylord community and a state legislator representing the 106th District, having previously served our Nation overseas at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Guam and as a medic in the 1st Marine Division and Marine 1st Force Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam. Rep. Bergman stated, "Corpsman Steve Andrews lived a life dedic... Read more

  • Bergman Picked to Lead Republicans on VA Subcommittee on Health
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman was appointed to become the next Ranking Member of the VA Subcommittee on Health. The Subcommittee on Health’s responsibilities include oversight of medical services, research, facilities, and compliance at the Veterans’ Health Administration. In his new role, Rep. Bergman will seek to keep the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration under President Biden accountable and focused on delivering care to our Nation’s Veterans. Rep. Bergman issued the f... Read more

  • Bergman Supports Legislation Protecting Those with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    Last week, Rep. Jack Bergman joined the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Ranking Member, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, in introducing H.R. 892, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2021 – a bill to guarantee protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. This legislation would ensure three key protections for those with pre-existing conditions: guaranteed access to health insurance coverage, a ban on limiting or denying employee benefits, and a prohibition on raising premiums bas... Read more

  • Bergman, Case Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address National Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to address the growing national debt by establishing a modern-day Grace Commission to root out government waste and inefficiencies. Rep. Bergman’s bipartisan letter was co-signed by 34 Members of Congress. It features the formal support of advocacy groups including: Americans for Tax Reform, Digital Liberty, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity... Read more

  • USDA Seeks Applications to Support Business Development and Create Jobs in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it is accepting applications to support economic development and create jobs in rural America. USDA is making this funding available under the Rural Business Development Grant program for eligible entities to support business opportunity and enterprise projects in rural communities. Eligible entities are rural towns, communities, state agencies, authorities, nonprofits, federally-recognized tribes, institutes of higher educa... Read more

  • Bergman Introducing Legislation Honoring the Late Senator Tom Casperson
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman will introduce bipartisan legislation naming the Marquette Post Office after State Senator Tom Casperson. Tom served in the Michigan House and Senate for 14 years, where he passed more than 100 pieces of legislation and was a universally respected voice for the Upper Peninsula. Senator Casperson passed away on November 29, 2020 after a courageous two-year battle with lung cancer. Rep. Jack Bergman stated, “Tom was a tireless leader for those in the Upper Peninsula – neve... Read more

  • Bergman Announces First District App Competition Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jack Bergman announced this year's winner of the First District Congressional App Challenge for their app Space Hop. Every year, students in the First District create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The winning teams app will be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. This year's winning app "Space Hop" combines many students shared interest of learning more about Space and our Solar System and playing video games. ... Read more

  • Bergman, 200 Republicans Oppose Weakening of Longstanding Pro-Life Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman joined RSC Chairman Jim Banks and 198 Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leaders pledging to oppose any government funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment or other current-law, pro-life appropriations provisions. The Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer-funded abortions, has garnered bipartisan support from every President since Jimmy Carter. This longstanding policy is now on the chopping block by Congressional Democrats and Pre... Read more

  • Soo Locks, First District Priorities Added to Army Corps FY21 Work Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its FY21 work plan to reflect the appropriations provided in H.R. 133. The work plan includes an additional $46.543 million for continuing construction of a new lock at the Soo, bringing the total FY21 funding up to $169.763 million. This is in addition to the $63.815 million available for operations and maintenance on the St. Mary's River - including Soo Lock Asset Renewal. Rep. Bergman stated, "The FY21 Army Corps work plan is a grea... Read more

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