Bergman Statement on Red Flag Language in NDAA

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As your Congressman, I have always and will always oppose federal red flag laws. They set a dangerous precedent and infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights. As many have noted, the FY22 NDAA contains red flag-like language, that Republicans will be sure to strip during negotiations in conference with the Senate. Most importantly, I have made it abundantly clear to all involved that when this legislat...

Bergman's Bill to Honor Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Passes House

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Today, H.R. 1281 unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation, which Rep. Bergman introduced, will name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Gaylord, Michigan, as the ‘Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic." The bill will now head to the Senate for consideration. Working together with Andrew...

Bergman, Colleagues Press CDC to Show Science on Masking in Schools

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Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) joined Reps Jay Obernolte (CA-08) and 31 additional Members of the U.S. House of Representatives calling on Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky to publicly lay out the science behind their decision to recommend children wear masks in school. “We have been repeatedly told to trust the science regarding how the CDC creates its policies...

Bergman Leads Fight Against IRS Guidance Punishing Small Business Owners With Families

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman sent a letter to the IRS opposing recent guidance discriminating against business owners with families and demanding immediate action to change this misguided rule. On August 4th, the IRS issued guidance on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – a refundable tax credit that has helped thousands of businesses avoid laying off employees since the start of the pandemic. Rep. B...

Bergman Bill: Make Big Tech Pay Into Rural Broadband

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman introduced new legislation called the Big Tech Accountability for Broadband Act to require Big Tech companies to finance rural broadband programs. The bill also calls for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider other ways to alleviate burdens on consumers without access to broadband services. “Big Tech has been leeching off of key federal connectivity progr...

Bergman Introduces Bill to Protect Personal Data from China

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Yesterday, Rep. Jack Bergman introduced H.R.4793, the Protecting Personal Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, to prevent mobile applications from engaging in the theft of user data on behalf of a communist country, foreign adversary, or state sponsor of terrorism. Specifically, this legislation allows the US to prohibit the use of mobile applications or software that provide US citizens’ data to a ...

Bergman Defeats Ocasio-Cortez Amendment After Spirited Debate on House Floor

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Yesterday, following a lengthy debate on the House Floor, in an increasingly rare bipartisan moment, 86 Democrats and 198 Republicans joined Rep. Jack Bergman in opposition to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s amendment. The amendment would strike an existing provision in law that protects taxpayer dollars from being used to promote Schedule 1 drug legalization while ensuring funds can be used for t...

Multiple Bergman Veterans Bills Advance Through Committees

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Today, three bills introduced by Rep. Jack Bergman were approved by committees in the House and Senate. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) approved H.R.4625 – VA Caregiver Transparency Act and H.R. 4626 – VA Assessment by Independent Measures (VA AIM) Act. The VA Caregiver Transparency Act would put processes in place to better help VA meet the needs of caregivers. The VA AIM Act would c...

Bergman, Axne Introduce Bipartisan Protecting Patients from Medicaid Fraud Act

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Today, Reps. Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Protecting Patients from Medicaid Fraud Act, a bipartisan bill to improve oversight of Medicaid, prevent improper payments and waste, and protect patients from fraud. This legislation is based on recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan agency that works to improve the operations and fisca...

Agenda for Veterans’ Health: Bergman, Bost Unveil Three New Bills

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Washington - Today, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Jack Bergman introduced three key pieces of legislation. These bills would close gaps in Veterans’ health care across the board, support Veterans’ caregivers, and cut waste at the VA. In addition to support from multiple Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), Rep. Bergman introduced these bills with the support...

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