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  • Bergman Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) congratulates this year’s First District winner of the Congressional Art Competition. Liam D. Kaiser, a senior at Traverse City West Senior High School and a student of Melissa Clone, claimed first prize for his work “False Face.” Each spring, high school students from across the United States are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition through their respective congressional offices. The winning selection will hang in the Cannon Tu... Read more

  • Bergman: Veteran Suicide and Opioid Addiction Must End
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) were joined by their colleagues, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2652, the ‘Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017’. The legislation is intended to prevent the overmedication of veterans and combat suicide deaths through the use of comprehensive data. The bill mirrors legislation... Read more

  • Bergman Meets with VA Sec. Ahead of VA Appeals Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman and Lt. Gen, USMC (ret.) Jack Bergman (MI-1) met today with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to talk about ways in which Congress and the Administration can work together to make sure Veterans have timely access to the care and other benefits they’ve earned. “As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I know the obstacles that our Veterans have faced on the battlefield,” Bergman said. “They shouldn’t have to fight to get the care they’ve earned back... Read more

  • Bergman Meets with VA Sec. Ahead of VA Appeals Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Congressman and Lt. Gen, USMC (ret.) Jack Bergman (MI-1) met today with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to talk about ways in which Congress and the Administration can work together to make sure Veterans have timely access to the care and other benefits they’ve earned. “As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I know the obstacles that our Veterans have faced on the battlefield,” Bergman said. “They shouldn’t have to fight to get the care they’ve earned back... Read more

  • Bergman Applauds Newberry's Northern Wings Repair for Earning SBA Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Newberry, MI – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) congratulates Northern Wings Repair in Newberry, Michigan for having been selected to receive the Small Business Administration award for Region V Subcontractor of the Year. The selection places Northern Wings in an elite category (top 10 in the country) of businesses that provide subcontracting services to large government contractors. Congressman Bergman stopped by Northern Wings last week to offer his congratulations in person. “This award speaks... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Tighten Sanctions Against North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Representative Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement following last week’s vote in favor of the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644), a measure that enhances sanctions against North Korea to deter its nuclear weapons programs: “It’s no secret that North Korea poses a growing nuclear threat to the United States and its allies. As the Kim Jong Un regime has used what the U.N. has called ‘increasingly sophisticated’ means to avoid existing s... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Protect Access to Care for Every American
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628) as amended, legislation that repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replaces it with a choice-based, patient-centered approach to health care: “Back in March, I promised to keep fighting against health care collapse, and today, the House took an affirmative step to deliver on that promise. “The American Healthcare Act (AHCA) as amended puts hea... Read more

  • Bergman Cosponsors Bill to Eliminate Health Care Exemptions for Members of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) announced today that he is cosponsoring legislation to prevent Members of Congress from exempting themselves and their staffs from state opt outs that would be permitted under the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In compliance with certain procedural requirements, The MacArthur Amendment to the AHCA includes a provision that would allow states to opt out of some Obamacare provisions while exempting Members of Congress and Congressional staffers. This piece o... Read more

  • Bergman Supports Better Michigan and Safer America
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 244, a bill that will fund government operations through the end of the current fiscal year: “When it comes to government spending, we’re facing some difficult decisions,” Bergman said. “We have to find ways to adequately support our national defense, border security, education, and health care priorities without mortgaging our future. “This piece of legislation makes progress in some areas... Read more

  • Bergman Releases May Mobile Office Hours
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Traverse City – The office of Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) today released dates, times, and locations for district staff’s May Mobile Office Hours. Michigan’s First District is the second-largest congressional district east of the Mississippi River by land area, and Mobile Office Hours are intended to give constituents—especially those who are navigating the federal bureaucracy—the opportunity to meet and speak with members of Congressman Bergman’s staff who are specifically trained to help. ... Read more

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