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  • Bergman Releases Statement on Voting to Make Misconduct Training Mandatory
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Changing the status quo in Washington, D.C., has been a priority of mine since taking office, and it’s a mission I intend to continue in the upcoming years. The lack of accountability and culture of misconduct in federal offices can no longer be tolerated. Leading by example matters—that is why I have already required every member of my staff to take part in anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, and why I voted in favor of making this training a requirement for all Congressional off... Read more

  • Bergman Takes Aim at Cormorants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Management of the double-crested cormorant has long been a successful, comprehensive endeavor between state agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). However, a recent court order has left our state and Michigan’s First District unable to respond to the negative effects these migratory birds have on our fish populations. “This issue is of the utmost importance to states like Michigan. Inaction threatens our fish populations, and in turn, the livelihood of recreational and commerci... Read more

  • Following House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement:
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    "Today, for the first time in 30 years, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reform the tax code and provide much needed relief for working families and small businesses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help families in the First District by doubling the standard deduction and simplifying our very complicated tax code. These historic tax cuts will create jobs in the United States and produce a climate for companies to do business in the United States. This is a once in a generation opportun... Read more

  • Congressman Jack Bergman Released the Following Statement Regarding Enbridge Line 5
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Today I spoke with Governor Snyder about the recent information pertaining to the damaged protective coating on Pipeline 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. For well over a year now I have been calling for full transparency from Enbridge on the safety of this pipeline, and it is very disturbing to learn they have known about the damage to the protective coating since 2014. While this does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the line, I am troubled that Enbridge would willingly hide this fro... Read more

  • Following the House passage of the 2018 NDAA, Lt. General (Ret) and NDAA Conferee, Congressman Jack Bergman had this to say:
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Providing for the common defense of our nation is Congress’ top priority, and I’m proud to join my colleagues to pass the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act. This package will give our men and women in uniform the resources they need to successfully defend our nation and our allies. Training, maintenance, and resources are integral to the readiness of our warriors, and this is a great step towards that goal.” The FY18 NDAA includes: Providing a 2.4% pay raise to our troops; Funding three a... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman’s Statement on Voting in Favor of H.R. 3922
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    “I’m proud to have supported this legislation, which provides funding for essential healthcare programs for children and those most in need. These common-sense policies protect the most vulnerable, while prioritizing spending, reducing federal subsidies, and ensuring tax-payer money is spent efficiently and effectively. We can and must continue to invest in programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers because of the invaluable services they provide in... Read more

  • Congressman Jack Bergman, Released the Following Statement After the Unveiling of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Today’s release of the House’s tax reform plan is great news for all hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides much needed tax relief for the First District’ssmall businesses and families. Eliminating special interest loopholes, increasing the standard deduction, and establishing an expanded Child Tax Credit are just a few ways that this bill will help put money back into the pockets of working Americans. “Here’s the bottom line – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowers tax rates so ... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Released the Following Statement Following the House Passage of HR 2936
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    “I’m pleased that the House passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act today. For too long bureaucratic overreach has stifled proper forestry on federal lands, with devastating results to our environment. Our nation’s federal lands are home to some of our most important natural resources, and without a competent management plan in place, diseases, pests, and wildfires will continue to ravage our nation’s forests. We spend billions of dollars each year in wildfire suppression, which leaves barely a... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Released the Following Statement Following the House Passing the Budget for FY2018
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    “I believe in the vision laid out by House Republicans in our FY18 Budget - deficit reduction, Obamacare repeal, and federal program reforms. I came to DC to make difficult choices now, so that future generations can be better off later. Part of that future is bringing tax relief to hardworking Michiganders in the First District, which is why I voted for the budget brought to the House floor today. Lowering the tax burden for working families and small businesses in Michigan is critically import... Read more

  • Congressman Jack Bergman released the date for his Grand Traverse area community engagement event.
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman will be hosting the following fall community engagement event in Traverse City. All constituents from the 1st District of Michigan 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 Signs and banners will be prohibited within the event. Photo ID will be required for entry. Date: Monday, October 30th, 2017 Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm Location: Traverse City Central Hi... Read more

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