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  • 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

  • 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

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