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  • Bergman Statement on Opposition to H.J. Res 77
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    It’s reckless to force every Member of Congress to vote on something as significant as H.J. Res. 77 prior to even receiving a classified briefing from the Secretary of Defense or Chair of the Joint Chiefs. While this is par for the course in D.C. politics, it’s unacceptable for elected leaders. That’s why I opposed H.J. Res. 77. Each vote we take, especially in relation to our national security and foreign policy, should be well informed, setting all politics aside. Withdrawing our troops is not... Read more

  • ICYMI: Three Rep. Bergman Bills Approved by Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Congressman Jack Bergman advanced three of his bills through the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs during a Full Committee Markup. Each piece of legislation was approved unanimously by the bipartisan body. "Working in a bipartisan manner, we passed three of my bills through the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs yesterday. These policies will help us ensure we keep our nation’s promises to those who have served. I’m proud that both sides came together to protect Veteran-owned bus... Read more

  • Bergman Original Cosponsor of Legislation to Impose Sanctions Against Turkey
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) joined House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) in introducing legislation that seeks to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. The text of the legislation can be found here. Rep. Bergman stated, "As a Commander in the Marine Corps, I know firsthand the commitment and sacrifices made by our Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. The Turkish military's latest offensiv... Read more

  • TOMORROW: House Committee to Vote on Three Bergman Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, October 16th, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a Full Committee markup to consider three bills led by Congressman Jack Bergman: H.R. 561—Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019; H.R. 4162—GI Bill Planning Act of 2019; and H.R. 4477—Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act. H.R. 561—Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019 Rep. Jack Bergman introduced H.R. 561 with Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)... Read more

  • Bergman, Moolenaar Urge USDA to Support Tart Cherry Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman and Congressman John Moolenaar sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the inclusion of tart and processed sweet cherries in tariff-aid administered through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). In the letter to Secretary Perdue, Reps. Bergman and Moolenaar noted,"We are deeply concerned about the future of the cherry industry in Michigan, and across the country, due to significant hardship caused by harmful trade practices and depressed price... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Major Grant For Sawyer International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jack Bergman announced a major U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for K.I. Sawyer International Airport. The U.S. DOT, under Secretary Elaine Chao, has awarded a $1,099,199 grant for construction and utilities at the K.I Sawyer International Airport in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Rep. Bergman stated, "This is big news for the First District of Michigan. Sawyer's impact on the economy of the Upper Peninsula, especially Marquette County, cannot be overstated. I a... Read more

  • BREAKING: VA Secretary Wilkie Urges Speaker Pelosi to Support Rep. Bergman's IMPROVE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    In a release issued by the Veterans Affairs Administration, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie encouraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass bipartisan legislation to help VA build partnerships with community groups who can offer direct help to Veterans who are at risk of harming themselves. The IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act, from Reps. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) would allow VA to direct grant funding to these groups across the country. These community-based groups would b... Read more

  • Support Grows for Rep. Bergman’s Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Congressman Bergman’s legislation to address Veterans suicide received further public support from the United States Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe. “The rising tide of advocates for our legislation, H.R. 3495, the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act, comes as our nation strives to end the suicide crisis and its impact on Veterans. I want to thank Secretary Wilkie and Ranking Member Roe for provid... Read more

  • Bergman, Rice Introduce GI Bill Planning Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative Jack Bergman introduced the bipartisan H.R. 4162, GI Bill Planning Act of 2019 with Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY) to save military enlistees hundreds of dollars and streamline Veterans' education benefits for the future. Today, a small and further declining number of student Veterans use the 1984 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) to earn a degree. A 97% majority instead choose the newer, more effective Post 9/11 GI Bill. However, about 70% of military recruits still make the decisio... Read more

  • Bergman Introduces Legislation To Expand Broadband Access
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jack Bergman introduced The Rural Broadband Connectivity Act of 2019 - which would incentivize businesses to deploy broadband infrastructure in areas currently lacking sufficient access to the internet. "First District communities struggle to compete in the 21st Century economy without proper online connectivity. Telehealth consultations, telecommuting, advertising, shopping, and even school work are common activities that may not be feasible for households and businesses with... Read more

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