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.

Serving on VA and Armed Services Committees in the 117th Congress

Operating as usual

Recently, our office has heard from so many Veterans across the District having difficulty getting their travel reimburs...
03/16/2021

Recently, our office has heard from so many Veterans across the District having difficulty getting their travel reimbursements.

I joined my colleagues in a letter to VA’s Acting Under Secretary of Health Dr. Richard Stone asking him to immediately address the travel pay claim backlog and return to the old system until new changes can be tested by the Veterans themselves.

I will continue working to ensure our Veterans get the benefits they have earned and deserve.

Last week, I joined Rep. Kat Cammack in introducing the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act o...
03/15/2021
Bergman Cosponsors REINS Act to Bring Balance of Power Back to Washington

Last week, I joined Rep. Kat Cammack in introducing the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2021. This legislation would reassert Congress' legislative authority and prevent excessive overreach by the Executive branch in the federal rulemaking process.

Oversight of the Executive Branch of our government isn't about which Party is in the White House - which is why I supported nearly identical legislation in 2017. This bill will strengthen oversight of the Executive Branch and help prevent abuse of power.

Read more about our effort here -->

This bill would reassert Congress' legislative authority and prevent excessive overreach by the executive branch in the federal rulemaking process. It would require every new "major rule" proposed by federal agencies to be approved by both the House and Senate before going into effect. The bill woul...

ICYMI: The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First Distri...
03/15/2021
Bergman Announces 2021 Art Competition

ICYMI: The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The deadline for all art submissions is April 23rd -- click below to learn more!

The annual Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and viewed by visitors and dignitaries from all over the world. 

The so-called plan by Governor Whitmer will undoubtedly leave Yoopers out in the cold and is incredibly tone deaf to the...
03/12/2021
Bergman: Whitmer's Propane Pipe Dream Will Leave Yoopers Out In The Cold

The so-called plan by Governor Whitmer will undoubtedly leave Yoopers out in the cold and is incredibly tone deaf to the needs of our constituents. Just two weeks ago, the Governor had to issue an energy emergency across the state as extreme cold weather gripped the entire Midwest. Yet today, the plan put in place is to ‘send clear signals,' 'encourage,' and eventually 'secure alternative propane deliverability and sourcing options like pipelines, rail, and storage.'

Michiganders can't heat their homes in winter with clear signals and encouragement.

This isn't a plan - it's a pipedream and the people paying for it will be the hard-working men and women of Michigan's First District.

03/11/2021

H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 offer no real solutions to gun violence across our Nation and both pieces of legislation infringe on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights. These ill-conceived and short-sighted bills would make borrowing a hunting rifle a crime with up to a one year prison sentence and $100,000 fine, and it would give the government authority to indefinitely and arbitrarily delay lawful gun purchases.

This is not what the First District sent me to Washington to support. These bills are another partisan attempt to restrict legal access to fi****ms for law-abiding gun owners.

I will continue opposing any legislation that so blatantly attempts to limit the Constitutionally-protected rights of Michiganders.

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the $1.9 trillion bill passed in the House today “one of the most p...
03/10/2021
Bergman Opposes Partisan $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the $1.9 trillion bill passed in the House today “one of the most progressive pieces of legislation — if not the most progressive — in decades.” He was right.

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis I've supported many pieces of legislation that provide relief for individuals, greater broadband access, support to local hospitals, paycheck protection for small businesses, direct payments to constituents, and billions of dollars for vaccine distribution and testing. Each of these bills were crafted with bipartisan support and across party lines in an attempt to best serve the American people.

Only a fraction of the items in this legislation will get people back to work, back to school, and get our economy back on track. In fact, less than 9% of the taxpayer dollars being spent will go directly towards public health needs like vaccination distribution, testing, and tracking. While there are provisions in this bill that I've supported - including additional direct payments to Americans - as a whole, the so-called "American Rescue Plan" is nothing short of a partisan progressive wish-list, passed with absolutely zero bipartisan input or support

Joined my Michigan colleagues this morning thanking our Michigan National Guard soldiers for their service and deliverin...
03/10/2021

Joined my Michigan colleagues this morning thanking our Michigan National Guard soldiers for their service and delivering some Chick-fil-A breakfast.

Looking forward to having them all back home in Michigan soon!

The "Rural Broadband Window of Opportunity Act" would level the playing field for broadband expansion in Northern Michig...
03/09/2021
Rep. Bergman introduces Rural Broadband Window of Opportunity Act

The "Rural Broadband Window of Opportunity Act" would level the playing field for broadband expansion in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Specifically, the bill would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prioritize the processing of broadband expansion applications located in areas with shorter build seasons.

Read more from TV6 & FOX UP:

The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission to prioritize the processing of broadband expansion applications located in areas with shorter build seasons.

ICYMI: Yesterday, I joined with a bipartisan group of colleagues in reintroducing the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) A...
03/09/2021
Bergman, Allred Lead Bipartisan Bill to Hold Foreign Governments Accountable for Cyberattacks

ICYMI: Yesterday, I joined with a bipartisan group of colleagues in reintroducing the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) Act.

As we continue to address the rise in cyberattacks, the time is now to make this critical update to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to ensure we are holding foreign states and their agents accountable for attacks against Americans.

Read our full release here -->

“Cyberattacks against American citizens are only increasing and Congress should give Americans the tools they need to fight back against foreign attacks,” said Rep. Allred. “This legislation does just that by giving Americans the ability to hold foreign governments accountable for damage done ...

Throughout Women’s History Month - and especially today - we celebrate the many women who’ve served our country, raised ...
03/08/2021

Throughout Women’s History Month - and especially today - we celebrate the many women who’ve served our country, raised families, broken records, fought to better our Nation, and proudly paved the way for future generations!

Happy International Women's Day.

BIG NEWS: The USDA approved a $16.9 million Federal loan to Dickinson County Healthcare System. This is great news for D...
03/04/2021
Bergman Applauds Federal Loan To Dickinson County Hospital

BIG NEWS: The USDA approved a $16.9 million Federal loan to Dickinson County Healthcare System. This is great news for Dickinson County and our rural and remote constituents who rely on the healthcare received here.

“It is a great day for our community and a great day for the future of healthcare in our region. Thank you Congressman Bergman for your support and guidance as we worked through the application process," said Chuck Nelson, President and CEO, Dickinson County Healthcare System.

USDA Approves Dickinson County Health Care Loan to Upgrade Local Health Care Services IRON MOUNTAIN (March 4, 2021) – Dickinson County Healthcare (DCH) received approval for a $16.9 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. This funding ensures that ....

03/04/2021
Bergman and Huizenga on the Mi Guard

This morning, I joined Fox & Friends First along with Rep. Bill Huizenga to discuss the issues facing our Michigan Guardsman in DC.

Those in leadership need to be held accountable for this failure.

After visiting with our Michigan National Guard troops in DC, I have heard from many over the past 48 hours regarding ad...
03/02/2021
Bergman Demands Action, Accountability for Issues Facing Michigan Guard in DC

After visiting with our Michigan National Guard troops in DC, I have heard from many over the past 48 hours regarding additional issues of contaminated and undercooked food being served. This is unacceptable!

Our troops don't demand a 5-star resort or expensive food, but at a minimum, they deserve meals that are safe to consume. This is an embarrassment for all those responsible for the care of our troops, and must be met with full accountability.

I'm proud of the Michigan Guard's unwavering attitude to complete their mission. It's time to get our troops home to their families.

General Daniel R. Hokanson Chief of the National Guard Bureau 1636 Defense Pentagon Arlington, VA 20301 Dear General Hokanson:

This week, the House will vote on the most substantial federal government takeover of elections in U.S. history. If pass...
03/01/2021

This week, the House will vote on the most substantial federal government takeover of elections in U.S. history. If passed into law, H.R. 1 would dismantle state voter I.D. laws, weaponize the IRS, and implement a 600% match for certain political contributions to congressional and presidential candidates - with YOUR tax-payer dollars.

You sent me to Washington to get the federal government off our backs and out of our business. This legislation would do the exact opposite.

Rep. Jack Bergman's cover photo
03/01/2021

Rep. Jack Bergman's cover photo

Early this morning, the House passed the largest spending bill in U.S. history under the guise of a “COVID relief bill.”...
02/27/2021

Early this morning, the House passed the largest spending bill in U.S. history under the guise of a “COVID relief bill.” I voted against this legislation. Less than 9% of the bill has anything to do with COVID. Every serious pandemic relief bill before this has passed with bipartisan support - yet this bill had zero bipartisan input and even had bipartisan opposition.

While I have supported several provisions included in this bill, including support of additional $2000 stimulus checks, this was not a pandemic relief bill,Here’s some of the provisions included in this bill:

❌ Mismanaged State Bailout
❌ 12 Billion of Foreign Aid
❌ Chuck Schumer’s Bridge
❌ Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco Tunnel
❌ Doubled Minimum Wage
❌ $1400 a Week for Federal Employee’s to Stay Home From Work

Have you signed up yet for the Bergman Brief? Here are some of the legislative items I’ve been working on that we discus...
02/26/2021

Have you signed up yet for the Bergman Brief? Here are some of the legislative items I’ve been working on that we discuss in this week’s edition.

Sign up here—> https://bit.ly/3swL66c

Thanks for sharing this good news story Michigan Small Business Development Center Upper Peninsula Region!“One of the th...
02/26/2021

Thanks for sharing this good news story Michigan Small Business Development Center Upper Peninsula Region!

“One of the things that they are most proud of is the fact that they built the restaurant with almost 100% of contractors, labor and materials coming right out of Michigan and the Western Upper Peninsula.

“Jim, MaryBeth and Anthony would like to give a huge thank you to Congressman Jack Bergman, State Representative Greg Markkanan and their teams who have been hugely supportive of this project from the very beginning. Thanks also go out to the Western UP Planning & Development, InvestUP, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center Upper Peninsula, and the Ontonagon Citizens State Bank.”

Despite the challenges over the past few months, Jim Eismueller, Mary Beth DeFazio and their son Anthony have shown that businesses can succeed in the most challenging times.

After more than twenty-six years of working in the hospitality and casino industries, Jim and Mary Beth moved to the Western Upper Peninsula where they purchased the Walleye Lodge which they have been renovating since 2012. In 2018, they embarked upon a restaurant development project which they completed and opened this July amidst the pandemic. The restaurant includes a pre-prohibition bar, a 5,000 lb wood fired pizza oven, and an amazing covered deck overlooking the North Shore of Lake Gogebic. Located in the Western UP, the lodge is centrally located between the Porcupine Mountains, Bond Falls and Black River Harbor allowing guests to experience all the best that the Upper Peninsula has to offer including snowmobiling, ice fishing, hiking, skiing, open water fishing and ATVing.

The restaurant opened July 1, 2020 and due to the pandemic, Jim and Mary Beth have struggled with maintaining staffing levels and juggling all of the various executive orders which have impacted their operation. This has led to an increased workload for this family and their dedicated Team Members. However, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center was able to help lift some of the burdens by helping them with financial planning, strategic planning and marketing efforts. Due to their hard work and some help from Nicole, Jim and Mary Beth reopened the Walleye lodge in the beginning of February and are pushing forward to make the most of the remaining winter season. One of the things that they are most proud of is the fact that they built the restaurant with almost 100% of contractors, labor and materials coming right out of Michigan and the Western Upper Peninsula.

Jim, MaryBeth and Anthony would like to give a huge thank you to Congressman Jack Bergman, State Representative Greg Markkanan and their teams who have been hugely supportive of this project from the very beginning. Thanks also go out to the Western UP Planning & Development, InvestUP, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center Upper Peninsula, and the Ontonagon Citizens State Bank. A business can only be successful if it is complemented with a team of great talent and this family is grateful to all those who have been by their side from ground breaking to opening and beyond. A lot of Sisu is what this restaurant is built upon and exactly what is going to ensure this small business’ future success!

I'm proud to be a member of the bipartisan For Country Caucus. Far too often the strong, bipartisan work done every day ...
02/25/2021
Bergman Joins Bipartisan Caucus of U.S. Veterans

I'm proud to be a member of the bipartisan For Country Caucus. Far too often the strong, bipartisan work done every day in D.C. is drowned out by the noise of partisan bickering. This caucus, comprised of men and women who have served in our Nation’s uniform, will continue to focus on policy to better our communities and country as whole.

The For Country Caucus is a group of principled military Veteran members who strive to create a Congress that is less polarized, more efficient, and is trusted by Americans. Together, they share a vision of a Congress that is strategic in purpose, focused on action, and where elected officials put our country first.

I spent this morning with our great men and women from the Michigan National Guard who have been sent to Washington, D.C...
02/25/2021

I spent this morning with our great men and women from the Michigan National Guard who have been sent to Washington, D.C. I cannot overstate how grateful our entire Nation is for their service and dedication.

Nearly all of the soldiers I met with are from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan.

It’s time to get our Guardsmen and women home to their families and back to their lives. They have answered the call, dealt with adverse conditions, and continue to make us all so proud.

Today, I introduced legislation to name the new Ga***rd VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) in honor of the late S...
02/24/2021
Bergman Introduces Legislation to Name New Ga***rd VA Clinic in Honor of Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews

Today, I introduced legislation to name the new Ga***rd VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) in honor of the late Steve Andrews.

Corpsman Steve Andrews lived a life dedicated to service and to his fellow countrymen. It is my hope that our plan to designate the new CBOC in Ga***rd – a place where we heal those who made incredible sacrifices for our Nation- in his honor will be a small tribute to his legacy of service to our Northern Michigan community and the United States.

The Ga***rd VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at 2782 S. Otsego Avenue, officially opened its doors on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Rep. Bergman stated, "Corpsman Steve Andrews lived a life dedicated to service and to his fellow countrymen. It is my hope that our plan to designate the new CBOC in Ga***rd – a place where we heal those who made incredible sacrifices for our Nation-- in his honor will be a small tribute to his ...

Back in D.C. after a great weekend of meetings in the Traverse City and Ga***rd area. After several meetings this mornin...
02/22/2021

Back in D.C. after a great weekend of meetings in the Traverse City and Ga***rd area.

After several meetings this morning and an interview with IPR, I joined a great discussion with the team at Munson Healthcare to discuss telehealth capabilities and policy changes needed - to ensure a better future of care for our constituents.

Check this out from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District!
02/22/2021

Check this out from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District!

#ProjectMonday Virtual Reality of the New Lock at the Soo plays an important role in design, construction and future operation of the New Lock at the Soo in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Virtual reality is a new tool USACE uses to allow lock operators and design members to visualize what the new lock will look like from a new perspective. This new way of virtually walking through the project helps identify any issues before designs are finalized.
The New Lock at the Soo team has been creating a 3D model of the New Lock in Revit, the model is then taken and imported into the virtual reality software.
#USACE
#DetroitDistrict
#SooLocks
#NewLockattheSoo
#Eweek2021
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Don"t be a Jack. Be a Ruben! Hey Jack-have you thanked your fellow Marine-Rep. Ruben Gallego yet for his heroism on Jan 6th when you hid like the shameful Marine you are? Rueben, a Marine with a family, risked his life on January 6, 2021 - he went into full Marine mode and did not leave the battlefield until the last staffer and member of congress was safe. He helped them put their gas masks on, he comforted them and guided them to safety, he sheltered journalists as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Then, and only then, did he seek cover for himself. His story is profoundly compelling. Congress eventually reconvened to certify the Electoral College vote, but ole Jack Bergman came out of his "safe space" and voted for the insurrectionists. Jack SHOULD be ashamed, but he lacks that human quality. WE NEED TO VOTE JACK THE HELL OUT! Congressman Gallego enlisted in the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq in 2005 as an infantryman, serving with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines. His Company saw some of the worst fighting of the Iraq War, losing 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman to enemy action in eight months. Following his experience in Iraq, Congressman Gallego committed to ensuring that servicemen and –women are never sent into harm’s way without a plan for winning the fight, securing the peace, and providing post-conflict medical, psychological and familial care. DON'T BE A JACK. BE LIKE RUBEN.
Jack, it is time to censure Rep Waters. Make a motion to remove her from committees.
Please get Maxine Waters expelled ! Send the message that the ghetto doesn't dictate the congress!
Check out the Convention of States project-the people can make the decision under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. See the COS site for more information. This can help save the nation for our children and grandchildren.
Jack-have you thanked your fellow Marine-Rep. Ruben Gallego yet for his heroism on Jan 6th when you hid like the shameful Marine you are? Rueben, a Marine with a family, risked his life on January 6, 2021 - he went into full Marine mode and did not leave the battlefield until the last staffer and member of congress was safe. He helped them put their gas masks on, he comforted them and guided them to safety, he sheltered journalists as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.Then, and only then, did he seek cover for himself. His story is profoundly compelling. Congress eventually reconvened to certify the Electoral College vote, but ole Jack Bergman came out of his "safe space" and voted for the insurrectionists. Jack SHOULD be ashamed, but he lacks that human quality. WE NEED TO VOTE JACK THE HELL OUT! Congressman Gallego enlisted in the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq in 2005 as an infantryman, serving with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines. His Company saw some of the worst fighting of the Iraq War, losing 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman to enemy action in eight months. Following his experience in Iraq, Congressman Gallego committed to ensuring that servicemen and –women are never sent into harm’s way without a plan for winning the fight, securing the peace, and providing post-conflict medical, psychological and familial care. https://rubengallego.house.gov/
Hey Flap-Jack-have you thanked your fellow Marine-Rep. Ruben Gallego yet for his heroism on Jan 6th when you hid like the shameful soldier you are instead of acting like a Marine like Ruben did and aided the other Reps-including Republicans, to safety before he himself was safe? What's the word Marines use for people like you, Jack? You know it. Please share it with us. It's sorta like You COWARD but a bit more fitting. Also, your post about electrical "brotherhood" - did you remind them you are anti-union also?
Is Jack standing by Matt Gaetz since he's made donations to his fund? Was the donation payment for getting to see the n**e pics on the House floor? Sedition has a cost. MI-01 deserves better than Jack Bergman.
Jack called me a "radical leftist, socialist, and communist" on his campaign page, where he's blocked me from responding. That is disgusting behavior from my elected official. I left a message with the DC office, and expect a call from James Hogge.
A good friend of mine is an pre-law major at MSU and is looking for an internship. Can you help her????
Dear Rep. Bergman I think its time for term-limits. In my 70 + years I've never seen anything like what we are seeing in Washington D.C
I just emailed you information about a documentary called Don't Let the Gene Out of the Bottle. The #ProtectNatureNowCoalition is here to help you make our planet safer for future generations!
I hope you will support efforts for a major infrastructure bill. Just look at Michigan's roads, the need for jobs and the human potential in investing in our nation. Please help perfect and pass an infrastructure bill.