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  • 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

  • After Bergman Fights for EAS Funding, Delta County Airport to Continue EAS Flights
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    The United States Department of Transportation is re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., branded as Delta Connection (SkyWest), to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Escanaba, Michigan (Escanaba), with 12 nonstop round trips per week to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) using 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ200) aircraft for the two-year contract term from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020 Rep. Bergman has been an advocate for EAS since taking office stating that,... Read more

  • House Passes Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2 - The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. "First District farmers face much uncertainty after years of natural disasters, trade issues, and unsteady global markets. Our Farm Bill provides stability to Michigan farmers as they supply our district, country, and the world with food," said Bergman. Congressman Bergman continued, "Ensuring access to highspeed broadband throughout rural First Distri... Read more

  • Bergman Tours Houghton to Assess Storm Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    "This weekend's storms have left an extensive impact on several of our Upper Peninsula communities. In the days and weeks ahead it's important that all affected by these storms continue to work together with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure the rebuilding and recovery process remain as streamlined as possible." "As a Marine Commander, I've been a part of many disaster relief efforts throughout the country, and the coordination, volunteerism, and initial recovery efforts that took ... Read more

  • Bergman Statement on Need for Immediate Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    "I disagree with the separation of families at the border, as it stands in direct contrast to our American values. The circumstances of our current immigration situation fall directly on the back of the legislative branch. Congress has consistently failed to do the work the American people sent them to accomplish, leaving us at a crossroads as a nation. Politicians and party leadership on both sides of the aisle, for decades, have lacked the political fortitude to work together and achieve true ... Read more

  • Legislation Focused on Curbing the Opioid Crisis Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after the House passed over 30 bills aimed at combatting the opioid crisis: "The opioid epidemic has ravaged our nation, claiming over 2 million lives and tearing apart families. Since taking office, I've been committed to confronting this problem head on and have met with healthcare providers, law enforcement officials, addiction counselors, Veteran's Service Organizations, social workers, and those struggling with addiction... Read more

  • New Soo Lock Funding Allocated, Following Bergman's Urging
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    "Since taking office I've worked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) leadership and the Trump Administration to highlight the dangers to our economy and national security of an unscheduled outage of the 50 year old Poe Lock. After urging USACE in April to use additional appropriated funds towards Soo Locks modernization, the updated FY18 work plan released this week directs over $57 million to be spent on major rehabilitation and modernization at the Soo Locks complex. This is great news f... Read more

  • Bergman and Westerman Highlight the Need for Cormorant Management
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Immediately following today's House Committee on Natural Resources oversight field hearing in Alpena, Reps. Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), along with Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), issued the following release: "I was honored to welcome Congressman Westerman to Michigan's First District as we work to address the important issue of cormorant management. Based on a 2016 court order, Michigan, along with 23 other states are prohibited from controlling these invasi... Read more

  • Committee Heads to Bergman’s District in Alpena for Oversight Field Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) at Alpena Community College, the House Committee on Natural Resources will head to Rep. Jack Bergman’s district to hold an oversight hearing titled, Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region. WITNESSES: Mr. Daniel Eichinger, executive director, Michigan United Conservation Clubs Mr. Mark Engle, manager, Les Cheneaux Landing Mr. Randall Claramunt, Lake Huron Basin coordinator, Oden State Fish Hatchery Mr. ... Read more

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