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  • Bergman Introduces New Legislation to Prevent VA Purchase Card Misuse
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), along with House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs members Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), introduced legislation to prevent misuse of VA’s purchase cards. “When it comes to the care and treatment of our Veterans, accountability is my top concern,” said Bergman. “We must ensure every penny of taxpayer money is being used appropriately. Many federal entities have ope... Read more

  • Bergman's Statement Following Natural Resources Hearing on Deferred Maintenance at Department of Interior
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, issued the following release after today's hearing on the Department of Interior’s deferred maintenance backlog: The First District of Michigan is home to our nation's most beautiful and valued natural resources, including four National Parks. Michigan's National Parks have over $50 million in deferred maintenance. Today's hearing continues Congress and the Trump Administration’s efforts to restore managem... Read more

  • House and Senate Veteran's Affairs Committees to Hold Joint Hearing With Veteran's Service Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Chairman of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following information regarding today's hearing by the House and Senate Veteran's Affairs Committees: "Veteran's Service Organizations are the boots on the ground for our Veterans throughout the First District of Michigan. Continuing an open dialogue with our VSO's is an important step to keep Congress informed of the challenges they are facing locally on a daily basis. "The numbe... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman and DNR Biologist Testify on Need for Cormorant Control in Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on Congressman Bergman's bipartisan Cormorant Control Act. Randy Claramunt, Lake Huron Basin Coordinator for the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, submitted testimony. "Through support of House Bill 4429, the State of Michigan is supportive of reinstating effective cormorant management, applied in the same collaboratively way that we use to protect our natu... Read more

  • Bergman Questions Budget Director Mulvaney on President Trump's FY19 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, the House Budget Committee held a hearing with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to discuss the priorities of the Administration for FY 2019. Congressman Jack Bergman had this to say after questioning Mulvaney on military funding, cuts to GLRI, and reducing waste in the federal government: “There are tough budgetary decisions that need to be made here in Congress, and President Trump's budget request provides a blueprint for how the Administration p... Read more

  • Bergman's Cormorant Control Act to Receive Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, released the following statement: "The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a hearing on my bipartisan legislation H.R. 4429 - The Cormorant Control Act Thursday, February 15th, at 2:30 PM. A witness from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) will be providing testimony on the importance and need for a comprehensive management plan for the double-crested Cormorant. Cormorants consum... Read more

  • Bergman Announces USDA Rural Development Grant for Manistique
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette- Congressman Bergman announced USDA Rural Development’s approval of a new loan of $857,000 and grant of $2,208,000 to improve the sewer system in Schoolcraft County. "Under the leadership of Secretary Perdue, USDA has worked to increase its collaboration with rural communities to ensure our infrastructure is updated for the 21stcentury. I applaud the investment by USDA into Michigan's First District and will continue to push for more improvements in Michigan’s rural communities," said ... Read more

  • Bergman Releases Statement on President's Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after the President released his budget outline request for FY 2019: "President Trump's proposed budget request is the first step in passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2019. I look forward to reviewing the Administration's budget suggestions and working with my colleagues on the Budget Committee to pass a balanced budget for 2019. It's not lost on me that our country faces a severe budgetary... Read more

  • Infrastructure, Economy, and Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Following President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address, Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement: “Tonight, during the State of the Union, President Trump laid out his vision to keep our country ‘Safe, Strong, and Proud.’ While the approach to these objectives may vary – this is a theme that can unite all Americans. “President Trump outlined his bipartisan initiative to begin rebuilding our nation’s vital infrastructure—working together we can achieve this... Read more

  • Bergman Announces Eastern Upper Peninsula Community Engagement Event
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette - Congressman Jack Bergman will be hosting a community engagement event this Thursday, January 25th, in Sault Ste. Marie. Constituents are invited to participate in an open dialogue with the Congressman to discuss a broad range of topics. All press is asked to RSVP to James.Hogge@mail.house.gov. Signs and banners will be prohibited within the event. Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018 Time: 6:00PM Location: 2186 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 Kewadin Casino Level 2 Ballroom (Thi... Read more

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