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Jack Bergman's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 1, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (MI) - District 1

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09/23/2020 Bergman's Veteran Suicide Prevention Initiative Heads to President's Desk
09/23/2020 Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019
09/18/2020 Letter to Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary to the Department of Agriculture - Bergman Announces Major Win for Cherry Growers and Other Producers in New Coronavirus Farm Aid
09/16/2020 Recognizing Law Enforcement Officers Across the Country
09/15/2020 Dear Deputy Secretary Censky: Thank you for your commitment to America's farmers, growers, and ranchers. I urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure direct payments through the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) have the greatest possible benefit for the producers whose operations have struggled financially due to the coronavirus pandemic. The $19 billion in direct payments provided through CFAP, which was established through the CARES Act, should be dispersed to a wide range of agricultural producers and not be arbitrarily limited by regulations. When USDA published the Final Rule on May 21 to outline implementation of this program, only certain products and specialty crops were originally allowed access to this vital assistance. In Michigan's First Congressional District, many operations-- including tart cherry, maple sap and syrup, and other producers -- were left out of the program. While I appreciate USDA's efforts to accept and review comments on eligibility, the Department placed the burden on smaller agricultural industries to prove why they should be eligible for relief from government-mandated shutdowns. In many cases, these regional products do not have the specific price data sought by USDA due to their size or the nature of their season. The wellbeing of our Nation is directly connected to the success of producers of all types across the agricultural sector. As we begin our economic comeback from the coronavirus pandemic, please consider ways to facilitate direct payments -- including through the CARES Act replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation -- to struggling operations left out of CFAP payments. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
09/15/2020 Providing for Consideration of H.R. Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of Providing for Consideration of H.R. Strength in Diversity Act of Providing for Consideration of H.R. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; Providing for Consideration of H. Res. Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment As Related to Covid-19; and for Other Purposes
09/03/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader - House and Senate Great Lakes Task Forces Urge Congress to Support Great Lakes Fisheries in next COVID-19 Package
08/26/2020 Letter to the Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Balderson Applauds Proposed Telehealth Expansion
08/21/2020 Bergman's Statement on Postal Service Vote
08/13/2020 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, and the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture - Reps. Kind, Reed, Peterson, Thompson, Brindisi, Fulcher, Torres Small, Gonzalez Lead Letter Calling on the Administration to Implement USMCA Enforcement Measures to Support Dairy Industry
08/12/2020 Letter to the Hon. Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury - Davidson and Braun Spearhead Pro-Life Letter to Treasury
08/10/2020 Trump Administration Seeks Applications for Capacity Building and Planning Grants in Rural Communities
08/07/2020 Letter to the Hon. William Barr, Attorney General for the Dept. of Justice - Zeldin-Rubio Lead Members of Congress in Urging Al Jazeera's Registration Under FARA as Twitter Announces State-Controlled Media Labels
08/06/2020 Bergman Applauds Senate Passage of Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill, Urges Speaker Pelosi to Pass it Immediately
08/05/2020 Bergman, Fletcher Introduce Carbon Capture Bill
07/31/2020 Letter to the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader - Bipartisan Group of 103 Lawmakers Urges House Leadership to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Next COVID-19 Bill
07/30/2020 Bergman Proposals Included in Water Resources Package, Wins for First District Priorities
07/29/2020 Letter to Robert E. Lighthizer, Ambassador of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Pascrell, Wenstrup Lead 164 Members Urging Removal of Tariffs That Could Further Harm Reeling American Families and Businesses
07/28/2020 Bergman Applauds EPA's Commitment to Aggressively Address PFAS
07/23/2020 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021
07/23/2020 Bergman Supports Historic Outdoor Legislation, President Trump Set to Sign into Law
07/21/2020 Bergman's Bipartisan Initiative to Hold Foreign-Sponsored Cyber-Attackers Responsible Passes House
07/21/2020 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - 41 Lawmakers Call on FCC to Strengthen Support for Telehealth Providers During Pandemic & Beyond
07/20/2020 William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
07/20/2020 Bergman, Roe Amendment to Prevent Veteran Suicide Not Included in FY21 NDAA

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