Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

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Apr 16, 2014
Blog Post

By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

One of the trademarks of President Barack Obama’s time in office has been high unemployment and the economic suffering of too many Americans. Because of the failure of Obama’s economic policies, millions of Americans — and many Michiganders — have relied on unemployment insurance, continuously extended by Congress, to make end’s meet during their long-term unemployment.

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina honored Rep. Kerry Bentivolio as an “ACU Conservative” for his achievements in the 2013 ACU Ratings of Congress, the 43rd edition of the conservative ratings guide.  Since 1971, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues.

Mar 12, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Bentivolio’s Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act passes Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed H.R. 3635, the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013, with bipartisan support by a unanimous voice vote.

Feb 12, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio invites all high school students from the Michigan's 11th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. “The House STEM App Challenge” is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their involvement in STEM education fields. 

The competition is a nationwide event where high school students design an "app", also known as a software application, for a mobile phone, tablet, or computer device.

Feb 6, 2014
Press Release
Reps. Bentivolio & Benishek introduce common-sense bill to hold Congress fiscally accountable
Representative Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) and Representative Dan Benishek (MI-1) introduced the Spending Accountability Act (H.R. 3993). This legislation reduces members of Congress’ pay if a federal budget deficit exists in the prior year.
Jan 30, 2014
Press Release

Following new revelations that the ObamaCare website,, still lacks basic security protections, support for Rep. Bentivolio’s Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act attained 100 cosponsors this week.

Four committee chairmen, two-thirds of the Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and three past and present chairmen of the Republican Study Committee count themselves among cosponsoring supporters of Rep. Bentivolio’s bill.

Jan 15, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republicans have embraced legislation by Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) to protect the privacy and security of the American public from security failures at the ObamaCare website,  The sixty members of Congress now cosponsoring the bill include a majority of the Republicans on both the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, whose efforts have shed light on the security failures of the website, and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to which the bill was referred.

Jan 10, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the first bill addressing security failures of the ObamaCare website ,, while Congressman Kerry Bentivolio's bill, the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013, received 34 co-sponsors in under 48 hours.

Introduced December 3, 2013, The Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act is the first and only bill in Congress that would impose specific security requirements on new and future federal agency websites that collect sensitive information from the public.   

Jan 6, 2014

HR 3635: Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013

Introduced December 3, 2013 by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio

Dec 3, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) has introduced the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act, to protect the privacy and security of Americans who access federal websites.

The bill is an urgent response to the launch of, which has been proven to have no effective security features to protect the sensitive personal information of its users.