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  • 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

  • Soo Locks Project Receives Major Boost, Army Corps Director's Report Released
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement following the preliminary release of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Soo Locks Economic Validation Study and Post-authorization Change Report release: "Building a new Poe-sized Lock in Sault Ste. Marie has been my number one infrastructure priority since taking office. The past months have been momentous as we seek to prioritize this project on the national level and today highlights the beginning of a new chapter in our effort. ... Read more

  • Bergman in Houghton, Gogebic Counties to Visit Storm Damage Sites Again Before FEMA Assesment Begins
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman returned to Houghton and Gogebic Counties this week, six days after his initial trip to assess the storm damage in both Houghton and Menominee Counties. On Monday, June 18, Rep. Bergman traveled to the Houghton area to assess the storm damage, speak with emergency officials and receive an update regarding the recovery. He returned to Houghton on Sunday, June 24, to meet with constituents and see the progress of the recovery process firsthand. Rep. Bergman met with reside... Read more

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