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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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America has the ability to take control of its energy future, so long as we take the necessary steps to develop more sources of energy in the U.S. and continue developing new renewable and energy-efficient technologies.  This vital energy and economic development will not happen in Washington, D.C. however, and I am committed to removing Washington’s roadblocks from the path of entrepreneurs and America’s energy future. 

The House has already passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act to end the Obama Administration’s obstruction and allow construction of this important energy project and job creator to commence. Keystone XL will go far in growing our American energy supply until other alternative sources such as solar and wind can be further developed and made economically self-sustaining.

America also needs a balanced, sensible energy policy that will protect our environment while not compromising our economy.  As a lifelong resident of Michigan, I fully understand and appreciate the importance of preserving our natural landscapes and environment. Our waterways, forests, and plains are home to thousands of species of plant and wildlife, and attract people from all over the world every year to support Michigan’s tourism industry, a vital part of our state’s economy.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release
"I am grateful for my colleagues who worked with us to meet the 2018 full funding request for Michigan State University’s Facility for Rate Isotope Beams," said Bishop. "I’m also pleased there is added funding to improve care for our VA patients through programs like mental health services and help for the homeless.”
December 18, 2015 Press Release
Read Rep. Bishop's statement on the omnibus package and its legislative highlights for Michigan.
November 6, 2015 Press Release
“It is shameful that President Obama has jeopardized our shot at North American energy independence by rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline," Rep. Bishop said, following the president's rejection of the project today.
August 3, 2015 Video

Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) recaps the first 7 months as he begins August in the district.

July 1, 2015 Video

U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop introduces Patriot Week Resolution.

May 1, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 2028, the FY2016 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill.
February 11, 2015 Press Release
The U.S. House passed S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. In response, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement.