A strong American foreign policy must be rooted in a confidence in American exceptionalism. Our nation has served as an example to other nations and freedom-desiring people the world over since its founding. Our leaders must recommit themselves to the principles that allowed the United States to emerge as a world leader.
Our foreign policy must be set firmly against nations who disregard international norms and non-state actors such as terrorist groups, criminals and hackers who subvert the international state system. Further, we must encourage foreign governments to build strong democratic institutions that protect the rights of all citizens. The United States has been a world power for nearly a century, and if we stay true to the principles that allowed our successes we can help build a more peaceful and prosperous world for future generations.
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Following the House's veto-proof majority passage of the "American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015," Rep. Bishop issued the following video address.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI Director James Comey in October, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) voiced concerns about the vetting of Syrian refugees who wish to enter the United States, specifically the state of Michigan. Director Comey told Rep. Bishop that while the intelligence community has “gotten better at querying our holdings,” there is little to no data on many of their refugees – which means the vetting process is not “risk-free.”