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  • President Trump Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Three Counties in Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    President Donald J. Trump issued a "Major Disaster Declaration" for Michigan, following the devastating flooding that occurred on Father's Day. Congressman Bergman released the following statement: "I applaud President Trump and the Administration for approving Lt. Governor Calley's request to declare the damage in Houghton, Gogebic, and Menominee counties a major disaster. I will continue to encourage the Administration to approve Individual Assistance, as that portion remains in the review pro... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Bergman Continues to Deliver for Education and Workforce Development Training
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington- On July 31st, President Trump signed The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. This new law supports career and technical education, giving states and local communities more flexibility to design career education programs. It also simplifies the requirements states have to follow when applying for federal funds. The law streamlines the application process, aligning it with the state workforce development plan under the Workforce Innovation an... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Major USDA Investments in Houghton, Alger, and Manistee Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Houghton - Congressman Bergman released the following information: "USDA Rural Development has announced four major water infrastructure project investments in Michigan's First District, including two in Houghton County which was hit by major flash flooding on Father's Day. Rebuilding our infrastructure is vital to ensure the success of our rural communities. Loans and grants through USDA Rural Development are a key component to accomplishing this task and I applaud the Trump Administration for ... Read more

  • House Sends Fiscal Year 2019 NDAA to President Trump's Desk, Soo Locks Language Included
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House voted to send the conference report of the 2019 NDAA to President Trump's desk. Congressman Jack Bergman, who was selected to serve as an NDAA conferee for the House Budget and Natural Resources Committees, released the following statement: "Providing for the common defense is the number one constitutional duty of Congress. Having served in the Marine Corps, I'm well aware of the dangers and threats our country faces on a daily basis. Whether a geo-political foe or a terrorist o... Read more

  • NDAA Conferees Unveil Negotiated Agreements
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, members of the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) unveiled the agreement reached in the bicameral negotiations. Representing the House Budget Committee’s jurisdictional areas as NDAA conferees, Chairman Steve Womack (AR-03) and Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01) issued the following statements after signing the conference committee’s report. “I’m honored to have served alongside Chairman Womack as a fiscal year 2019 NDAA confer... Read more

  • Bergman's Statement on Helsinki
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    We must never lose sight of the fact that Russia is no friend to our democracy. I will continue to advocate that we recognize Russia for who they are, and acknowledge the dangers they pose to the United States and our allies. Through weak foreign policy, fake red-lines, and artificial reset buttons, previous administrations showed Russia and our allies that we were not serious regarding our stand against Russian aggression. We must not continue these same mistakes. Read more

  • Bergman Named to New Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved the creation and leadership of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee was announced by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Walz (D-Minn.) on June 20 and will focus on oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) technology projects, specifically the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Modernization program. “As the department embarks on the nation’s largest EHR overhaul, it is crit... Read more

  • Bergman, Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Issue Federal Disaster Declaration Following Severe Flooding in the Upper Peninsula
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI) yesterday urged President Trump to approve Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley’s request for a major disaster declaration following severe flash flooding that affected Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties. The Lt. Governor’s request describes the damage from the flooding in the three counties as extensive – estimated at more than $42 million in covered damage to public facilitie... Read more

  • Bergman's Cormorant Relief Act Passes House Committee on Natural Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman and Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statements after the House Committee on Natural Resources passed legislation to reinstate cormorant control: "Conservation of fish and wildlife demands an accountable management program. Control of the double-crested cormorant has long been a successful endeavor between state agencies and the Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) until a court order left Michigan unable to respond to the negative ef... Read more

  • Bergman Votes for Military Pay Raise, Named to NDAA Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman, retired Marine Corps Lt. General, released the following statement after the House passed the FY2019 Department of Defense spending bill last week: “The number one role of the United States Congress is providing for the common defense of our nation’s citizens. Ensuring combat readiness and military strength is crucial as we face uncertain times throughout the world. Our warfighters must be properly trained and equipped to face today’s threats with unprecedented power. F... Read more

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