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  • Congressman Bergman Accepting Applications for United States Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Service Academy nomination applications are currently being accepted from students between the ages of 17-22 in Michigan’s First Congressional District. Applicants who are interested in attending one of our Nation’s prestigious Service Academies have until October 31st to submit an application. Students seeking nomination must meet the admission criteria set forth by the individual Academies. These criteria include, but are not limited to: academic performance, leadership skills, and physical f... Read more

  • Bergman Holds VA Oversight and Investigation Committee Hearing in Traverse City
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Access to healthcare is a challenge many of our rural Veterans face, and tele-health is an important tool in the effort to increase access for current and future Veterans. The VA has an opportunity to be ahead of the curve on tele-health delivery, and places like Michigan’s 1st District and New Hampshire’s 2nd District are examples of areas in real need for this technology and access. It is a pleasure to serve alongside Congresswomen Kuster to provide real bi-partisan solutions for our rural Ve... Read more

  • Bergman Advocates Strength and Diplomacy on North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    "As tensions with North Korea increase, it is imperative that the United States, along with the international community, remain steadfast in the pursuit of a nuclear-free North Korea. It is entirely unacceptable to allow a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching our western shores into the hands of Dictator Kim Jong Un. “Secretary Jim Mattis has shown, in no uncertain terms, that the United States will no longer accept leading from behind in areas of national security and ... Read more

  • Bergman Votes to Support American Troops and Michigan’s Great Lakes Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Last night, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) voted in favor of H.R. 3219 - Make America Secure Appropriations Act. “H.R. 3219 fulfills our Constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense and protects our region’s natural resources. After 40 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, I know how essential it is to provide our military men and women with the resources they need to defeat our enemies,” said Congressman Bergman. “This bill additionally prioritizes the Great Lakes by... Read more

  • Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    We are pleased to announce that the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding, will take place from July 26th to November 1st this year. Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating and an application or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in cod... Read more

  • House Passes Bergman Legislation: Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington - Today, House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (MI-01) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2749, Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017. Congressman Bergman’s legislation provides the Department of Veterans Affairs with the tools it needs to correct a persistent problem in contracting under the VA’s Vets First Program. “H.R. 2749 strengthens the VA’s Vets First Program—a program designed t... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman, House Budget Committee Release Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jack Bergman and the House Budget Committee released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution: “Building a Better America – A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility.” This plan will help our country get back on track by balancing the budget, promoting job creation, strengthening our national security, improving health care for all Americans, returning power back to the states, and bringing accountability to the federal government. Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following statement:... Read more

  • Congressman Bergman Votes to Support American Troops, Defense Priorities at Home and Abroad
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI) voted in favor of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. “This bill fulfills Congress’s Constitutional duty to provide for our common defense. More than that, the NDAA allows us to supply and train our troops, to set a strong national security policy in a dangerous world, and to properly care for our troops and their families. After serving in the Marines for over 40 years, I know firsthand the importance of inv... Read more

  • 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

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