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  • Bergman Votes in Favor of the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington- Congressman Jack Bergman, retired Marine Corps Lt. General, released the following statement after voting to support the FY19 NDAA: “Having served in uniform as Commander of Marine Forces North and Marine Forces Reserve, I know that stability, consistency, and certainty is critical for our military to carry out its missions. Providing for the common defense of our nation is Congress’ top priority and this package will give our men and women in uniform the resources they need to succe... Read more

  • Soo Locks Language Included in the FY19 NDAA, Bergman Speaks in Support
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, Congressman Jack Bergman spoke on the House floor in support of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and applauded Chairman Mac Thornberry for his work to highlight the Soo Locks. Congressman Bergman noted that providing for our nation’s common defense is the Constitutional duty of Congress: "As a retired Lieutenant General in the Marine Corps, I know that certainty from Washington, especially on this side of the river, is critical for the military to carry out its mis... Read more

  • House Set to Consider Bergman VA Bills Today
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider VA bills introduced and cosponsored by Congressman Jack Bergman. Congressman Bergman chairs the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. At 3:00 PM, the House will begin consideration of fourteen VA bills: two of which were introduced by Congressman Bergman (H.R 5215 and H.R. 5418), and three of which he has cosponsored. In March, Congressman Bergman said his bill, H.R. 5215, the Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misus... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Replace Problem Ridden VA Choice Act, Sends MISSION Act to Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    "For years, Veterans in rural communities of northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula have struggled to access the care they've earned in a timely and convenient setting. While the VA Choice Program was meant to provide Veterans with flexibility in receiving care, its results were far from acceptable. From Veterans not receiving care, to providers not receiving reimbursement for the care provided, the shortfalls and red-tape of the Choice Program have been problematic for years. The VA MISSION ... Read more

  • Chairman Bergman Votes to Send Veterans Choice Replacement, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, and Four Bergman VA Bills to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Chairman of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs passed four of his bills, as well as the VA MISSION Act, which replaces the flawed VA Choice program: "As a retired combat Veteran, Chairman of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Representative of the First District of Michigan, providing our Veterans with the quality care they've earned has b... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman and Colleagues Send Letter to President Trump Urging Movement on Soo Locks
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friday, Representatives Bergman, Moolenaar, Mitchell, and Kaptur, led a bipartisan letter to President Donald J. Trump urging his continued commitment to rebuild the Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. “Since taking office, building a new Poe-sized Lock in Sault Ste. Marie has been my number one infrastructure priority, not only for the First District of Michigan, but for our entire country,” said Bergman. Bergman continued, “Recently I spoke with President Donald J. Trump about the need to build this ne... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Streamline FAA, Authorize For 5 Years
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, Congressman Jack Bergman voted to pass the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4). "As a retired Union commercial airline pilot, I know the critical role that the FAA plays in our public safety. Today's vote to authorize the FAA until FY 2023 is important as we seek to streamline and effectively run these critical government entities. Additionally, H.R. 4 reauthorizes the Essential Air Service (EAS) for 5 years. EAS funding is critical for six of Michigan’s First Distric... Read more

  • Bergman Leads Bipartisan Effort to Rebuild Soo Locks
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Citing national security implications, steel production, and economic impact, Congressman Jack Bergman urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to use new funding to complete design work and begin construction on a new Poe-sized Lock. "An unexpected outage at the Poe Lock would be disastrous to the U.S. and global economy. In March, Secretary James (Army, Civil Works) testified to a House Committee that building a new lock is not only a priority but additionally, not building ... Read more

  • Bergman Urges VA to Remedy Flaws in Choice Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - This past week, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging VA to remedy ongoing flaws in its Choice Program contracts. “While the collapse of last month’s agreement to enact community care consolidation legislation was extremely disappointing, there are nonetheless steps VA can take right now to improve the Choice Program,” said Bergman. “It is inexcusable that veterans still encounter delays and hea... Read more

  • Congressman Jack Bergman Reminds Businesses to Apply for the 'HIRE Vets' Medallion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Department of Labor (DOL) VETS is accepting the final applications for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration. Established by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets), the demonstration program will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing and retaining our nation’s veterans. Additional information from DOL can be found below: _____________________________________________________________ Par... Read more

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