ICYMI: Bergman in Detroit News: When Will Americans Be Free From COVID-19 Restrictions?

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Read the full article here or below: When I ran for Congress in 2016, I made it very clear that one of my main goals was to get the federal government off the back and out of the pockets of Michigan residents. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in all our lives and caused our dedicated experts, doctors and nurses to learn on the go. They’ve been working tirelessly to mitigate virus spread, find answers ...

China is Exploiting the Coronavirus It Created

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The following guest commentary was written by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, who represents Michigan 1st Congressional District. For over three months, our country has endured an unprecedented economic and health crisis as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Over 100,000 lives have been lost, while millions have lost their jobs—and often their businesses—because of the restrictions on social interact...

Rep. Bergman's Latest Column: Success To Date, But Much Natural Resources Work Remains

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The Great Lakes basin is home to more than 30 million people, containing approximately 90 percent of the United States’ supply of fresh surface water, and providing drinking water for more than 48 million people. Those of us who call the First District home know the importance of our water and the need to protect, preserve and restore this treasured natural resource. Reps. John Moolenaar, Bill Hui...

Bergman: Come to the Table Democrats

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For those of us who call the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan home, the discussion around border security is often different than what we see on the nightly news. The challenges for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents and other federal, state and local law enforcement in the Soo vary greatly from those of their southern border counterparts. The commonality is we share the same goal: the saf...

5 Reasons to Support Your Local Law Enforcement Officers

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It’s Police Week, and as we honor our fallen officers and celebrate the men and women who put their lives on the line every day, here are five reasons for all of us to support our local law enforcement officers: Service. First and foremost, our law enforcement officers do the jobs they do because they are committed to serving others. They love where they live, and they want their communities to th...

Traverse City Record-Eagle: Obamacare replacement will give Mich. more choices

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There’s an old Irving Berlin song you may have heard that goes like this: “anything you can do, I can do better / I can do anything better than you.” I’ve been thinking a lot about those words during my first few weeks in Congress because that’s exactly how many of my colleagues on the left seem to view the role of government. As they see it, there’s no matter too big or too small for Uncle Sam. A...

FOXNews: Five freshmen Congressmen (all with military backgrounds): Why we support Mattis for Defense Secretary

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Over the past eight years we have seen America’s standing in the world deteriorate. The Obama administration has refused to name our enemies and backed away from our allies all while threats across the globe multiply. There is no one better equipped to understand the dangers we face, how to repair our world image, and set us on a path to rebuild our military than President-elect Trump’s nominee f...

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