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  • Bergman Targets Sanctuary City Policies, Boosts Public Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Representative Jack Bergman (MI-1) today voted in favor of legislation that strengthens public safety by combating sanctuary city policies that prevent criminals from being deported and also enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. “Our federal immigration laws are designed to keep criminals and wrong-doers from carrying out acts of violence in our communities,” Bergman said, “but for those laws to work, they have to be enforced. Unfortunately, local ... Read more

  • Bergman to Administration: Act Now to Protect The Great Lakes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement in response to reports that Asian carp have been identified beyond the preventative electric barrier and dangerously close to Lake Michigan: There is no turning back the clock on this issue. The Trump Administration must release the Brandon Road Report now so that we can accurately identify the problem and move forward with a plan to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Members on both sides of the aisle agree th... Read more

  • Bergman Votes for Energy Reliability and Safer Lands and Wildlife
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement after voting in favor the Electric Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 1873), legislation that aims to prevent forest fires by making it possible for utility companies to remove vegetation that is dangerously close to transmission lines: “Even now, in 2017, Michigan’s First District and rural areas across the United States don’t have consistent access to energy. This bipartisan legislation aims to address obstacles th... Read more

  • 56th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Raises a Record $1.5 Million
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC raised over $1.5 million with 24,959 in ticket sales. The game took on a more profound meaning after Wednesday’s shooting as Americans from all backgrounds stood united in the name of charity. The shooting at the Republican practice on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 injured Congressman Steve Scalise, Matt Mika, Zachary Barth, and two United States Capitol Police Officers, David Baile... Read more

  • Bergman Ahead of Charity Game: Fear Won't Conquer Us
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement ahead of tonight’s bipartisan Congressional Charity Baseball Game: In the aftermath of yesterday’s violence at practice for the Congressional Charity Baseball Game, we’ve had a lot to think about as a Congress and as a people. We have a lot of work to do, and we all have skin in the game. That’s why we owe it to ourselves and to each other to think about the words we use, the actions we take, and the example we set for each o... Read more

  • Bergman: We Must Protect Main Street, Not Wall Street
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act: “This is a matter of making sure that small- and mid-sized banks, credit unions, job creators, and communities don’t suffer for Wall Street’s mistakes. Under Dodd-Frank, bad actors have thrived while smaller entities like the ones in the First District have suffered unnecessarily under cumbersome, ineffective, one-size-fits-all regulations. This legislat... Read more

  • Stabenow, Bergman and Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and Representatives Sandy Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dan Kildee, Mike Bishop, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, and Paul Mitchell today introduced the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act. The legislation authorizes the necessary level of funding to construct another Poe-sized lock. Introduction of this legislation comes just days after seven Members ... Read more

  • Bergman Applauds VA Decision to Bring Electronic Health Records into the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement following Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement that the VA will be upgrading its electronic health records system to better accommodate Veteran care: “We live in a society where you can order a taxi, your dry-cleaning, even your groceries electronically, and as the way we do business... Read more

  • Michigan Delegation Tour Highlights Importance of Soo Locks to Economy, National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sault Ste. Marie – Seven Members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation were joined by Governor Rick Snyder on a bipartisan tour of the Soo Locks. The tour highlighted the importance of the Locks to our state and country’s economy and national security. Members also discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock, ensuring this vital gateway for commerce and jobs remains open. The Soo Locks facility is comprised of four parallel locks – the Poe, the MacArthur, the Sabin, and ... Read more

  • Bergman Supports "Accountability for Congressional Pay Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Last week, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) joined Congressman Don Bacon (NE-2) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) in introducing the Accountability for Congressional Pay Act, a measure that would directly link pay for Members of Congress to their ability to balance the budget. This legislation would cut Members of Congress’ pay equal to the percentage of deficit spending in our federal budget. This pay cut will be up to 15 percent and will be implemented during each member’s foll... Read more

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