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  • Bergman Statement on NDAA Markup Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following statement after voting no on the House Armed Services Committee's markup of H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020: "The National Defense Authorization Act has a longstanding history of bipartisanship as it provides for our national defense and supports our men and women in uniform. This year’s NDAA, however, does not build upon the progress that’s been made over the past several years, and contains provisions that led... Read more

  • Reps. Bergman, Moolenaar and Kildee Announce $8.6 Million Federal Grant to Enhance Michigan Railroad Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01), Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04) , and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced a federal grant to improve infrastructure and safety on railroad tracks running throughout Michigan, operated by Lake State Railway. The $8,669,657 federal grant, through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will help to invest in Lake State Railway’s Mackinaw Subdivision, which operates hundreds of miles of track running from its headquarters in Saginaw up to Gaylord and Alpena.... Read more

  • Bergman: No Pay Raise For Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman introduced an amendment to the upcoming funding package to stop Democratic House leadership from giving Members of Congress a pay raise. Congressman Bergman issued the following statement: "The constituents of the First District of Michigan sent me to Washington to get things done, not give myself a pay raise. House leadership should focus on making sure more money is in the pockets of hard working Americans, not Members of Congress,” said Bergman. “In the p... Read more

  • Bergman to Fellow Veterans: VA Community Care Is Here
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman, Ranking Member on the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, issued the following release: “The implementation of the bipartisan VA MISSION Act's community care program will take place on June 6, 2019. This is day one of a reformed VA system that will give Veterans more control and ownership of their healthcare choices. In addition to new benefits like urgent and walk-in care, a Veteran’s eligibility for this program can now be a health-based decision between ... Read more

  • Reps. Bergman, Banks and Cisneros Send Acting Secretary Shanahan and Secretary Wilkie Bipartisan Letter on Servicemember and Veteran Suicide Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, May 29th, Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI), Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), and Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) sent Acting Secretary Shanahan (DoD) and Secretary Wilkie (VA) a bipartisan letter to express their serious concerns with the suicide epidemic affecting servicemembers and Veterans as well as to ask for clarity regarding the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to respond to this crisis. Reps. Cisneros, Banks, and Bergman a... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Nine USDA Investments In Michigan's First District
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Traverse City - Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release after the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development, announced nine investments through the Community Facilities Grant Program: "I'm thankful that President Trump and Secretary Perdue continue investing in rural communities across northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Through the Community Facilities Grant Program, USDA Rural Development has continued to show its commitment to First District con... Read more

  • House Appropriations Bill Signals Support for the Soo Locks
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation that includes $75.3 million for construction of a new Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan: “This funding is a monumental next step for the construction of a new Soo Lock. The $75.3 million meets the request of President Trump and would continue the progress made over the past two years to build the new Lock. This signals to the entire House of Representatives just how important ... Read more

  • Bergman, Walberg Lead Letter to FCC on Improving Broadband Mapping
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - U.S. Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Tim Walberg (MI-07) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues this week in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve the accuracy of broadband availability maps to better identify unserved and underserved communities in Michigan. Along with Walberg and Bergman, the letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was signed by Reps. Bill Huizenga (MI-02), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Paul Mitchell (MI-10), and Elissa Slotkin (MI-08).... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Ms. Reeve Katt of Lake Ann As The 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Traverse City- Congressman Jack Bergman congratulates this year’s First District winner of the Congressional Art Competition. Reeve Katt of Benzie Central High School claimed first prize for her work "The Launch of the Steamer Frank J Hecker." "I had the opportunity to call Reeve yesterday to congratulate her on winning this year's Art Competition. There were so many great pieces submitted, and I'm so proud of all the First District students who participated. Great Lakes shipping holds such a s... Read more

  • House Passes Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman, Ranking Member of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019: "I've witnessed firsthand the scope of Agent Orange exposure experienced by our service men and women in Vietnam. The dedicated Navy Veterans who served our country in the Blue Water of Vietnam have not had the same access to the benefits and disability compensation as those who served ... Read more

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