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  • Bergman Votes For Six Year CHIP Expansion, Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Last night, Congressman Bergman and House Republicans voted to extend CHIP funding for another six years in addition to continued funding for our Veterans, military, and the government, until a long-term spending agreement can be reached. "As I said yesterday – no one in a leadership position acting responsibly can believe shutting down the government is a wise decision. That’s why I voted last night to continue funding the government. Not only does this bill keep our military and V... Read more

  • U.S. Coast Guard and Eupta Working Together To Resolve Sugar Island Ferry Delays
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Traverse City- The office of Congressman Jack Bergman has received multiple inquires regarding the delays at the Sugar Island Ferry in Chippewa County. The office was in contact with Coast Guard leadership at USCG Sector Sault and a resolution is being addressed. The following is the press release from USCG: U.S. COAST GUARD AND EUPTA WORKING TOGETHER TO RESOLVE SUGAR ISLAND FERRY DELAYS SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI- The Coast Guard and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority (EUPTA) are ... Read more

  • As Promised, Paychecks to Begin Going Up in February
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Department of Treasury announced the release of new withholding tables for payroll taxes following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act becoming law. These new withholding tables mean that taxpayers will see immediate tax relief beginning next month. Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin said he expects over 90% of taxpayers to see"an increase in their take home pay." After passing this landmark legislation in December, 2017, Congressman Bergman said "The people who work so hard to provide a liv... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Seeks Wounded Warrior or Medically Retired Veteran for a Position at His Traverse City Office
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Traverse City - Congressman Bergman announced today that his office will be participating in the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program through the House of Representatives. He is seeking applications for a Wounded Warrior or medically-retired Veteran for a full-time fellowship position at his Traverse City office. Congressman Bergman said the person chosen for the special fellowship will work with military and Veteran constituents to handle Veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between... Read more

  • Bergman Releases Statement on Increasing Access to Rural Broadband in 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    During his speech to the American Farm Bureau, President Trump highlighted key obstacles facing the agriculture industry and signed two Executive Orders to assist in expanding rural broadband. Congressman Bergman released the following statement after President Trump’s address in Nashville: “In Michigan, agriculture is one of our largest economic drivers, contributing over $101 billion to the state’s economy. Access to broadband has become a growing need for farms and many rural businesses to su... Read more

  • Bergman Applauds Long Overdue Defense Department Audit
    Posted in Press Releases on December 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Having served alongside General Mattis, I know he is the right man, at the right time, to lead the Department of Defense. Marines are trained to lead by example—and under General Mattis’ leadership, DOD can lead the way in responsible federal spending. General Mattis is moving forward with a full-scale audit at DOD for the first time in U.S. history. This top to bottom audit is the largest ever conducted and continues the process of applying accountability at all levels of government. As a fisc... Read more

  • Bergman Supports Additional Disaster Relief, CHIP and Community Health Clinic Funding, and VA Choice Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Continuing Resolutions are not a sustainable path for long-term fiscal stability, but Congress must make it a priority to ensure important and necessary government operations are supported. This legislation also includes important funding for Community Health Clinics and CHIP - programs that are vital for Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. “Additionally, I voted in favor of $81 billion in emergency relief funding for Puerto Rico, California, and other areas devastated by hurricanes and ... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Provide Tax Relief For Residents of Michigan's First District
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    "I have been an advocate of pro-growth tax reform long before I announced my candidacy for Congress. The people who work so hard to provide a living and a future for their families in Michigan deserve to keep the money they’ve earned. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will provide real reform to our burdensome tax code and help stimulate the economy. These reforms allow small-businesses and hard-working Americans to keep more of their money. In Michigan’s First District, we understand and appreciate the... Read more

  • Bergman Supports Additional Protections for Legal Gun Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Protecting the rights of lawful gun-owners in Michigan’s First District will always be one of my top priorities and that is why I proudly co-sponsored H.R. 38. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed today in the House 231-198. This common-sense legislation would create concealed firearm reciprocity throughout the country: allowing a legally qualified individual to carry a concealed firearm in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms." In addition to expanding ... Read more

  • One Step Closer to Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    "We are one step closer to providing tax relief for the hard-working people of Michigan's First District. Congress has been hard at work crafting legislation to make our tax code simple and fair, and today I voted to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to conference to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions to produce the best results for all Americans. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will create over 25,000 new Michigan jobs, save the average Michigander $1182 dollars per year, and... Read more

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