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  • Bergman Applauds Governor, State on Tunnel Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation in to law to create the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), which will oversee construction and operation of a tunnel in bedrock beneath the waters of the Straits of Mackinac.Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement: "I applaud Governor Snyder, along with State House and Senate leadership for their work to protect our the Great Lakes, while ensuring Michigan's energy infrastructure is brought into the 21st Centu... Read more

  • Reps. Bergman, Kildee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify Toxic PFAS Chemical Contamination Sites in Michigan, Across U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) introduced bipartisan legislation today to help identify sites in Michigan and across the U.S. that may contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are toxic chemicals that are a threat to public health. The Kildee-Bergman legislation would authorize $50 million for the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) to search for toxic PFAS chemicals in water, soil and air across the country. The bill would also help pro... Read more

  • Manistique, Bessemer Receive Major Federal Grants For Water Infrastructure Upgrade
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette -Today Congressman Jack Bergman announced $21 million in federal grants, and nearly $8 million in federal loans to replace water and sewage systems in Gogebic and Schoolcraft counties. Congressman Bergman released the following statement and information: "Clean water is essential to the well-being of Michiganders and water quality remains a concern for families throughout the First District of Michigan. This major investment by USDA in water infrastructure in Gogebic and Schoolcraft Co... Read more

  • UPDATE: Army Corps Work Plan Includes $32 Million To Build NEW Lock
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last week Rep. Jack Bergman announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY19 work plan would include funding to begin construction on a new Poe-sized Lock in Sault Ste. Marie. This $32 Million allocation for FY19 will be used to complete design work and begin construction in Sault Ste. Marie after over 30 years of delay. The Army Corps has posted the work plan online and the Locks project can be found on page five. Additionally, the Army Corps issued a press release today highlighting the new fun... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Soo Lock Funding Added to Army Corps FY19 Work Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington -Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers submitted to Congress its updated FY19 work plan, which includes funding for construction of a new Poe-sized lock at the Soo Locks complex. Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement in response: “This is great news for Michigan’s First District, the Great Lakes region, and the entire U.S. economy, which relies on the Soo Locks. I'm proud of the progress we’ve made to finally break ground on a project that’s been delayed for deca... Read more

  • Bergman Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Manage Our Wolves Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. H.R. 6784 would direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to end Endangered Species Act protection for the grey wolf. In 2009, President Obama's Administration had determined the grey wolf no longer needed these protections, but litigation in 2014 overturned that ruling in federal court. Following House passage today, Rep. Bergman released the following statement: "Proper conservation efforts and specie... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Helps Deliver Big Win For Area Cherry Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Traverse City - On September 12, 2018 Congressman Jack Bergman sent President Donald Trump a letter on behalf of First District cherry farmers, urging the Administration to "withdraw duty-free benefits under the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) for tart cherry juice from the Republic of Turkey." Yesterday, President Trump began the initial process to end Turkey's duty-free access to the U.S. market. Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release: Rep. Bergman stated, “I applaud the ... Read more

  • Agreement paves way for Enbridge to permanently shut down, replace Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Accord between the state and company requires Enbridge to pay all costs for a multi-use tunnel beneath the Straits, compels safety improvements on other water crossings The state of Michigan and Enbridge Energy today announced an agreement that will lead to major safety enhancements along the entire length of the Line 5 petroleum pipeline crossing the state, permanently shut down the current segment that crosses the Straits of Mackinac, and construct a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Strait... Read more

  • Bergman Introduces Rural Broadband Connectivity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressmen Bergman, Marino, Barletta, Abraham, and Gosar introduced legislation this week to aid in deploying broadband Internet access to unserved and underserved areas. H.R. 6871, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act, will incentivize private investment in rural areas like Michigan’s First District where the digital divide is preventing businesses and families from reaching their full potential. Specifically, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act provides a tax credit to entities ... Read more

  • Bergman, Kildee: Invest in Clean Drinking Water for Rural Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) sent a letter to the Farm Bill conference committee urging them to expand drinking water investments in the final Farm Bill so that rural communities have access to safe drinking water. “More than 6 million residents living in rural communities across America do not have access to safe drinking water. And in 2015 alone, roughly 5,000 water facilities had Safe Drinking Water Act violations. More than 50 percent of thes... Read more

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