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...

Bergman Continues Call for Department of Justice Investigation into Stimson Center for FARA Violations

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman renewed his call on the Justice Department to initiate an investigation into the Stimson Center for violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). Over six weeks ago, Rep. Jack Bergman sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting an investigation into the Stimson Center and Senior Advisor Debra Decker for apparent FARA violations with regard to co...

Bergman, Bost, 40 Colleagues Slam VA for Prioritizing Transgender Surgeries Over Toxic Exposure Help

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House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC) Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Jack Bergman, HVAC Ranking Member Mike Bost, and 40 Republican colleagues sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis R. McDonough, expressing grave concern with his intent to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer gender transition surgeries, while thousands of Veterans, including those sufferi...

Bergman Joins McClain, Scalise Introducing Resolution to Support DHS, ICE, and CBP

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman joined Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and over 60 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution of support for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This resolution is a response to the calls from several Democrats to defund DHS earlier this ...

Leader McCarthy Appoints Rep. Bergman to the Future of American Freedoms Task Force

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Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) formally announced the members of seven issue-specific Republican Task Forces designed to identify and develop policy solutions to the issues facing the American people. Rep. Jack Bergman was appointed to serve on the Future of American Freedoms Task Force which will be led by Rep. Jim Jordan, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Th...

Bergman Seeks Further USDA Support for Michigan Cherry Industry

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman led bipartisan Members from the Michigan Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, regarding issues facing Michigan’s cherry growers and processors. Although Michigan cherries are famous throughout the world, the tart cherry industry has often been overlooked in federal policy decisions, facing significant obstacl...

Bergman, Miller Introduce Legislation to Provide Social Security Beneficiaries More Stability

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Reps. Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Carol Miller (R-WV) introduced the Social Security Benefit Payments Choice Act of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays most beneficiaries on the second, third, or fourth Wednesday of every month - forcing recipients to wait 35 days between payments four times each year. This has led to increased financial ...

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