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  • Bergman Responds to VA Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bergman, Chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement: "On March 7th, the Office of the VA Inspector General released its final report outlining critical management deficiencies at the D.C. VA Medical Center. This culture of complacency must change. The report demonstrated widespread logistics failures, putting Veterans at risk when their surgical procedures were delayed or cancelled because necessary s... Read more

  • Bergman Votes Yea on Bipartisan STOP School Violence ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act: "As a grandfather to eight school-aged grandchildren, I take the issue of school safety very seriously. Our nation’s schools must be a safe place where students can focus freely on their education. The STOP School Violence Act isn't the final answer to school safety, it's simply the first step." "There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving the goal of safety in our scho... Read more

  • Bergman Continues Fight for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, issued the following release after signing a letter to urge full GLRI funding: "Since being elected I've been an advocate for the Great Lakes and all of the First District's beautiful Natural Resources. This week I signed on to a bipartisan letter with my colleagues in the House, urging the 'Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies' to fully fund the GLRI for FY2019. "Rece... Read more

  • Bergman Introduces New Legislation to Prevent VA Purchase Card Misuse
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), along with House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs members Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), introduced legislation to prevent misuse of VA’s purchase cards. “When it comes to the care and treatment of our Veterans, accountability is my top concern,” said Bergman. “We must ensure every penny of taxpayer money is being used appropriately. Many federal entities have ope... Read more

  • Bergman's Statement Following Natural Resources Hearing on Deferred Maintenance at Department of Interior
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, issued the following release after today's hearing on the Department of Interior’s deferred maintenance backlog: The First District of Michigan is home to our nation's most beautiful and valued natural resources, including four National Parks. Michigan's National Parks have over $50 million in deferred maintenance. Today's hearing continues Congress and the Trump Administration’s efforts to restore managem... Read more

  • House and Senate Veteran's Affairs Committees to Hold Joint Hearing With Veteran's Service Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Chairman of the VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following information regarding today's hearing by the House and Senate Veteran's Affairs Committees: "Veteran's Service Organizations are the boots on the ground for our Veterans throughout the First District of Michigan. Continuing an open dialogue with our VSO's is an important step to keep Congress informed of the challenges they are facing locally on a daily basis. "The numbe... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman and DNR Biologist Testify on Need for Cormorant Control in Michigan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on Congressman Bergman's bipartisan Cormorant Control Act. Randy Claramunt, Lake Huron Basin Coordinator for the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, submitted testimony. "Through support of House Bill 4429, the State of Michigan is supportive of reinstating effective cormorant management, applied in the same collaboratively way that we use to protect our natu... Read more

  • Bergman Questions Budget Director Mulvaney on President Trump's FY19 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, the House Budget Committee held a hearing with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to discuss the priorities of the Administration for FY 2019. Congressman Jack Bergman had this to say after questioning Mulvaney on military funding, cuts to GLRI, and reducing waste in the federal government: “There are tough budgetary decisions that need to be made here in Congress, and President Trump's budget request provides a blueprint for how the Administration p... Read more

  • Bergman's Cormorant Control Act to Receive Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Jack Bergman, Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, released the following statement: "The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a hearing on my bipartisan legislation H.R. 4429 - The Cormorant Control Act Thursday, February 15th, at 2:30 PM. A witness from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) will be providing testimony on the importance and need for a comprehensive management plan for the double-crested Cormorant. Cormorants consum... Read more

  • Bergman Announces USDA Rural Development Grant for Manistique
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Marquette- Congressman Bergman announced USDA Rural Development’s approval of a new loan of $857,000 and grant of $2,208,000 to improve the sewer system in Schoolcraft County. "Under the leadership of Secretary Perdue, USDA has worked to increase its collaboration with rural communities to ensure our infrastructure is updated for the 21stcentury. I applaud the investment by USDA into Michigan's First District and will continue to push for more improvements in Michigan’s rural communities," said ... Read more

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