Rep. Jack Bergman

Rep. Jack Bergman Official page for Jack Bergman, Rep. of Michigan's 1st District, 3-Star Lt. General, USMC (ret), Yooper, Pilot for Northwest, Proud Grandfather of 8.

Serving on VA and Armed Services Committees in the 116th Congress

Operating as usual

Thank you to all of our First Responders who show up for our communities every day!
10/28/2020

Thank you to all of our First Responders who show up for our communities every day!

Great to be back in Munising today touring Timber Products and meeting with the outstanding men and women of the First D...
10/26/2020

Great to be back in Munising today touring Timber Products and meeting with the outstanding men and women of the First District who work every day to make our State great!

Through my first few years in Congress I’ve found the one thing that unites us all as Michiganders and Americans - is ou...
10/26/2020

Through my first few years in Congress I’ve found the one thing that unites us all as Michiganders and Americans - is our water.

The FishPass project is the culmination of years of work and I’m proud of the federal, state, local, tribal, and private partnerships making this project possible.

Over $6 million has been awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to move this project forward!

Enjoyed an exciting groundbreaking ceremony in Traverse City this weekend to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Earlier this week I spent time with Sheriff Kieliszewski in Alpena discussing the challenges our Law Enforcement across ...
10/23/2020

Earlier this week I spent time with Sheriff Kieliszewski in Alpena discussing the challenges our Law Enforcement across the District are facing and how we can further support the work they do to protect our communities.

I’m proud to stand with our First District Police Officers.

Happy 50th Birthday, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!
10/21/2020

Happy 50th Birthday, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!

Over the past two days I’ve had the opportunity to visit with friends at Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Rogers Ci...
10/21/2020

Over the past two days I’ve had the opportunity to visit with friends at Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Rogers City and Atlanta locations, to meet with our incredible First District frontline workers, see new projects, and discuss continued support for our local health clinics.

Enjoyed a great start to the day touring the plant, discussing policy, and meeting with the hard workers at the Carmeuse...
10/20/2020

Enjoyed a great start to the day touring the plant, discussing policy, and meeting with the hard workers at the Carmeuse Calcite Plant. 🇺🇸

Enjoyed a great lunch and legislative  discussion with Veterans in Gaylord. 🇺🇸
10/19/2020

Enjoyed a great lunch and legislative discussion with Veterans in Gaylord. 🇺🇸

Spoke with our Gogebic County Commissioners this week to discuss our ongoing effort to ensure county residents have the ...
10/16/2020
Bergman talks TV with county commission

Spoke with our Gogebic County Commissioners this week to discuss our ongoing effort to ensure county residents have the option to access Michigan television stations as their local channel preferences.

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By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER - The congressman for Michigan's First Congressional District spoke on the issue of local network television options for county residents at the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, s...

Since January, our District offices have recovered over $2.1 million for First District constituents from federal agenci...
10/15/2020

Since January, our District offices have recovered over $2.1 million for First District constituents from federal agencies.

#Results

ICYMI: Last week I announced that USDA funds made available through federal grants will be used to purchase a quad axle ...
10/13/2020
More Federal Help for Houghton County Road Commission - Keweenaw Report

ICYMI: Last week I announced that USDA funds made available through federal grants will be used to purchase a quad axle truck, a truck with a water tank steamer, and a column vehicle lift to replace aging equipment as part of the ongoing Father’s Day Flood relief effort.

The Houghton County Road Commission is getting more goodies from the federal government than we were first told. A release from Congressman Jack Bergman’s office late last week identified U.S. Department of Agriculture funds that will be used to purchase a quad axle truck, a truck with a water tan...

245 years old never looked so good! Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy. ⚓️
10/13/2020

245 years old never looked so good!

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy. ⚓️

Cindy and I enjoyed taking part in today’s ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural launch of Michigan’s largest boat hoist...
10/12/2020

Cindy and I enjoyed taking part in today’s ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural launch of Michigan’s largest boat hoist - right here in St. Ignace.

Mackinac Marine Services was the recipient of a “Small Shipyard Grant” through the U.S. Department of Transportation, made available through the National Defense Authorization Act, which I’ve proudly supported since coming to Congress.

Enjoyed meeting Kall Morris and the team at Campfire Coworks in Marquette today. Great to see such innovative space work...
10/09/2020

Enjoyed meeting Kall Morris and the team at Campfire Coworks in Marquette today. Great to see such innovative space work being done by these Northern Michigan University grads!

10/08/2020

I’m grateful for our State and Federal law enforcement officers who worked together to crack down on this senseless threat against Governor Whitmer by radical extremists. There is absolutely no room in our country for these types of violent actions and targeting against anyone.

Northern Michigan must remain a safe place for our residents and visitors – the work being done today and every day by our Law Enforcement Officers to protect and defend our communities deserves our praise.

Today, I announced USDA Rural Development Grants for Houghton, Gogebic, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Benzie Cou...
10/07/2020
Bergman Announces Grants For Houghton Co. Road Commission

Today, I announced USDA Rural Development Grants for Houghton, Gogebic, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Benzie Counties.

Check out the latest from Radio Results Network ⤵️

Rep. Jack Bergman announced USDA Rural Development Grants for Houghton, Gogebic, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Manis...

The success of the PREVENTS Roadmap depends on a comprehensive community effort and the engagement of strategic partners...
10/07/2020
Bergman Encourages Suicide Prevention Commitment from Governor Whitmer

The success of the PREVENTS Roadmap depends on a comprehensive community effort and the engagement of strategic partners like governors and mayors. The majority of U.S. states and territories have signed the PREVENTS Proclamation to commit to supporting this initiative.

On behalf of the men and women who served our Nation but continue to struggle internally, I urged the Governor to take the PREVENTS Pledge, sign the Proclamation, and use her position to spread and act on this innovative suicide prevention message.

You can read the full letter HERE. On October 23rd, 2019, Rep. Bergman attended a meeting with the PREVENTS Task Force, VA Secretary Wilkie, and Congressional colleagues at the White House to advise and discuss the creation of the Task Force’s roadmap to address the Veterans' suicide crisis. Th.....

Last week, Team Bergman was proud to join U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in Traverse City to announce that applic...
10/05/2020
More than $5M in funding available for Great Lakes trash-free water projects

Last week, Team Bergman was proud to join U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in Traverse City to announce that applicants will be able to compete for $5 million in funding for trash free water grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

Ensuring our Great Lakes are clean so future generations can use and enjoy these treasured natural resources is at the very heart of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and is another example of why I continue to fight for this program. I’m thankful Administrator Wheeler has helped make the Great Lakes Trash Free Waters Program a priority. Working together with local partners these projects will remain an important step to keeping our waters clean.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced on Wednesday that applicants will be able to compete for $5 million in funding for trash free water grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

10/02/2020

Cindy and I join with all the constituents of the First District in prayer, and wish President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a complete and speedy recovery.

Big News: Last night, the U.S. Senate passed my legislation - H.R.561 the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans...
10/01/2020
Bergman Veterans’ Small Business Bill Passes Senate

Big News: Last night, the U.S. Senate passed my legislation - H.R.561 the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act.

It now heads to President Donald J. Trump’s desk!

Read more here ⤵️

"In rebuilding the world's greatest economy, we will need to foster growth and certainty for our dedicated Veteran small business owners and their employees. I'm eager to see the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act signed into law so we can preserve VA contracts meant for Veterans and...

The Great Lakes Boat Building School is an exemplary trade school in the eastern Upper Peninsula. While in Cedarville to...
09/28/2020

The Great Lakes Boat Building School is an exemplary trade school in the eastern Upper Peninsula. While in Cedarville today, I enjoyed stopping back by today to see the great work they are doing to prepare the generation of industry leaders - right here in the First District.

Last Saturday, I attended several Veteran-focused events in Iron Mountain and had the privilege of spending time with ou...
09/28/2020

Last Saturday, I attended several Veteran-focused events in Iron Mountain and had the privilege of spending time with our Veterans and their families.

The Dickinson County Area Veterans' Alliance annual scholarship contest was won by Ms. Paige Smith, a student at Bay College West. I found her essay touching and shared it in this week’s Bergman Brief and wanted to share with you here as well.

On this Gold Star Mother’s Day, let us never forget the sacrifices made by our service members - and their families.

Connectivity in rural and remote Michigan continues to be a challenge - one that has been amplified by the coronavirus. ...
09/25/2020
USDA seeking applications to fund broadband in unserved rural areas

Connectivity in rural and remote Michigan continues to be a challenge - one that has been amplified by the coronavirus.

This is another great opportunity as the First District continues expanding our rural broadband infrastructure.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA is accepting applications to provide broadband service in unserved rural areas.

09/23/2020
Bergman Veteran Suicide Prevention Legislation Speech

My passion to end Veteran suicide was lit long before I was elected. Today, we accomplished something special for our Veterans in crisis and passed meaningful suicide prevention legislation we’ve been fighting to send to President Trump.

Watch my speech on the House floor below.

Investing in our water infrastructure is an investment in our children and grandchildren's future. That's why I've fough...
09/22/2020
Bergman Applauds Major Water Infrastructure Investment in Munising, Manistique

Investing in our water infrastructure is an investment in our children and grandchildren's future.

That's why I've fought for the USDA Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which announced today an investment of $3.6 million in Manistique, and Munising, to rebuild our water infrastructure.

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Rep. Bergman stated, "President Trump's Administration has continued to invest in critical First District rural infrastructure projects. The grants and loans provided to both Munising and Manistique will improve wastewater collection, and in the case of Munising, replace wastewater infrastructure t...

✔️ World War II✔️ Korean War✔️ Vietnam WarRoland served our country in all three! Enjoyed having lunch with him in Iron ...
09/19/2020

✔️ World War II
✔️ Korean War
✔️ Vietnam War

Roland served our country in all three!

Enjoyed having lunch with him in Iron Mountain today. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Cindy and I will continue keeping the Ginsburg family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss.
09/19/2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Cindy and I will continue keeping the Ginsburg family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the enigmatic, longtime Supreme Court justice who attained near cult-like status among progressive circles, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer.

BIG NEWS FOR CHERRY GROWERS!🍒This is a major win for First District growers and producers. Once again, President Trump's...
09/18/2020
Bergman Announces Major Win for Cherry Growers and Other Producers in New Coronavirus Farm Aid

BIG NEWS FOR CHERRY GROWERS!🍒

This is a major win for First District growers and producers. Once again, President Trump's Administration has shown their concern for the First District, their interest in listening to our needs, and a continued commitment to action to level the playing field for American agriculture, which is driven by the world’s smartest and hardest-working farmers.

With direct payments through this new round of CFAP, more of our Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula producers will be in an even better position to lead our Nation’s economic comeback.

Producers whose agricultural operation has been impacted by the pandemic since April 2020 are encouraged to apply for CFAP 2. Payments will be made for three categories of commodities: Price Trigger Commodities, Flat-rate Crops and Sales Commodities.

Over 82,000 men and women who've served our nation in uniform are unaccounted for or listed as POW/MIA, including many M...
09/18/2020

Over 82,000 men and women who've served our nation in uniform are unaccounted for or listed as POW/MIA, including many Michiganders.

In November of 2019, President Trump signed the National POW/MIA Flag Act into law.

This bipartisan legislation which I introduced with Rep. Chris Pappas, ensures the POW/MIA flag is flying at federal properties - from the U.S. Capitol to our local post offices - 365 days a year.

On this National POW/MIA day, and every day, we honor the sacrifice of those who gave all for our Nation.

Progress continues on the new Soo Lock! Promises made - promises kept.
09/17/2020

Progress continues on the new Soo Lock!

Promises made - promises kept.

Phase one construction of the New Lock at the Soo project has shifted to around-the-clock operations as of September 8.
Trade West Construction is deepening the north channel of the decommissioned Sabin Lock to a depth of 30 feet by mechanical means and positioning the materials brought up to the northwest pier, which will eventually become a break wall for the new lock.
#SooLocks
#NewLockattheSoo
#AtWorkfortheNation
#ServingtheNation
#USACE
#COVID19

09/17/2020
Thin Blue Line

Michigan's First District proudly stands with our law enforcement community, and we honor the good work that so many brave men and women do every day - keeping strong that Thin Blue Line which defends against chaos and anarchy threatening our society.

Watch my full speech on the House floor ➡️

Having worked closely with our ally Israel both in uniform and as a Member of Congress, I was honored to take part in to...
09/15/2020
Bergman Joins President Trump at White House for Historic Israel Peace Deal Signing

Having worked closely with our ally Israel both in uniform and as a Member of Congress, I was honored to take part in today's historic ceremony in Washington. President Trump has propelled a bold Middle East policy agenda forward as he continues pushing for a more stable region. He has observed what his predecessors tried, realized what wasn't working, and pressed forward with new bold ideas that are proving successful.

Great to join President Donald J. Trump at The White House for the official signing of the Abraham Accord!
09/15/2020

Great to join President Donald J. Trump at The White House for the official signing of the Abraham Accord!

Nineteen years ago today, we saw the worst of humanity in the cowardly terrorists who attacked our nation, and we saw th...
09/11/2020

Nineteen years ago today, we saw the worst of humanity in the cowardly terrorists who attacked our nation, and we saw the best of humanity in the extraordinary heroism of the firefighters, police officers, EMS and so many others who gave their lives to save their neighbors.

We honor the sacrifices made. We remember the loved ones lost. We promise - we will never forget.

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We have two tribal members, elders, who did not receive either stimulus check. Can you help them? Warren
Good morning, Mr. Bergman, please take a moment to speak out against our President making disparaging comments about our Governor. Please. You got my vote. Respectfully submitted, Sue
I am interested in any comments you might have on this article.
Govenor whitttmer is telling us if we dont vote biden she will continue to punnish us isnt that vote correcing and vote harvesting and isnt this illegal
Saw your new ad on tv in Manistique. You obviously are panicking and think you’re going to lose. The ad is nothing, but a pack of lies! Democrats aren’t going to take Rights away and you know it. Biden has repeatedly said we can keep our private Health Insurance. You’re pandering to the misled Q conspiracy believers and agitating people. Probably with good reason. We drove from Menominee, Mi to Manistique yesterday. We only saw 2 Bergman signs the whole way even where there were Trump signs. Either you don’t have enough money for signs, you’re hoping to ride on Trump or you know a lifetime U P Resident is going to win. One way or another, you should be ashamed of the new ad. Disgusting, purposely designed to agitate lies.
Sir, Next time you attend a POTUS event, please remind him that Michigan has a UP. He spoke about other lower peninsula cities and not one UP town / area was mentioned. It was great seeing you introduced in Muskegon.
You should be ashamed of yourself. Hope you didn’t have children.
Why won't you debate Dana Furguson??
Why won’t you debate your opponent, Jack? I think you’re scared.
So sick of phony people who say they will help Vets ,,I respect your service sir but that is all I do....over 2 yrs ago a so called person who worked for you to get elected ( Val Willis )said she would help me get my benefits back all lies,,,,Cheboygan ,Mi VA office is corrupt controlled by civilians,mackinaw City (Cheb) Medical staff misdiagnosed so many times surprised I'm not dead..But being told I'm not a combat soldier I don't matter Ended my respect for the VA and people like you.Again you are the only GOP I will not vote for
I was deeply disappointed to read in The Mining Journal that you claimed schools are not required to teach history. History is taught at both middle school and high school, with US History, World History, Civics, and Economics all being required to graduate from high school in Michigan.
What is your position on Enbridge Line 5? - in regards to protecting of the Great Lakes?