Today, "Gerald's Law", a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) passed the House of Representatives as part of a package of bipartisan bills included in H.R. 1669, the VET-TEC Authorization Act. Gerald’s Law, originally introduced as H.R. 234, will close a loophole that denies certain terminally ill Veterans their VA burial… Read more »
Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) recently joined Reps. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Dan Crenshaw, (R-TX), Diana DeGette, (D-CO), and Michael Burgess (R-TX), along with 226 other colleagues, to send a letter to Speaker McCarthy and Democratic Leader Jeffries urging action to address pending cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments – a vital resource for ensuring… Read more »
This week, U.S. Representatives Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called for urgent reform to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a key resource aiding servicemembers transitioning to civilian life, following troubling findings in a 2022 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
“It’s past time for DoD to implement an execution timeline for the GAO… Read more »
Rep. Jack Bergman released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act:
"Yesterday, I voted in favor of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act. As Title 42 expires, our border patrol agents are encountering over 10,000 migrants a day and releasing hundreds of undocumented (illegal) immigrants a day into communities. The best time to secure our… Read more »
Washington - Representative Bergman (MI-01) along with Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46) and Nancy Mace (SC-01) recently introduced H.R. 1822, the PLUS for Veterans Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation that will safeguard Veterans from fraud, abuse, and bad actors who seek to take advantage of them when they seek VA disability benefits. The bill will also protect Veterans’ right to seek… Read more »
Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02) reintroduced the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) Act. This bill would allow Americans to make claims in federal or state courts against foreign states that conduct or engage in cyberattacks against Americans.
Cyberattacks are increasing at an alarming rate and harming our economy, infrastructure, and national security. Some of… Read more »
Rep. Jack Bergman joined Rep. Jen Kiggans and 54 colleagues writing a scathing letter condemning the dishonest, partisan use of the VA to spread fear and anxiety among America’s Veterans regarding their benefits.
In a recent misleading report, the VA falsely asserts that H.R. 2811, the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, would cut 22% of Veterans’ funding; that is untrue. Not only… Read more »
Today, Rep. Bergman sent a letter to Michigan DNR Director Daniel Eichinger, urging the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to work with state legislators to ensure its continued operation.
The letter stated in part, "Cornwall Creek Flooding is a popular destination for outdoor recreation of all kinds, including fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and horseback… Read more »
Today, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), pressed US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on PFAS cleanup at Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda, Michigan.
In his remarks, Rep. Bergman questioned Secretary Kendall, “Will the Air Force commit to stop the flow of PFAS into public waterways, and contain it within… Read more »
Today, Rep. Bergman released the following statement on the debt limit following House Republican's release of The Limit, Save, Grow Act:
"The American People are fed up with politics as usual in Washington, and rightly so. Instead of working across the aisle to deliver fiscally sound results for the people, Democrats have been unwilling to come to the negotiating table with any… Read more »