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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Foreign Policy


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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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.”
July 14, 2017 Press Release
"In order for NATO to be completely effective, all member nations must meet their GDP commitments for defense spending and investment," Bishop said.
February 27, 2017 Press Release
“To be completely effective – and to equally share the necessary burden of ‘peace through strength’ – all NATO member nations must meet their GDP commitments for defense spending and research," said Bishop.
January 30, 2017 Press Release
"The primary duty of Congress is to keep Americans safe," said Rep. Bishop. "That said, we need greater clarity from the administration to ensure this order is not carried out in a way that infringes on civil liberties and the protections guaranteed by our Constitution."
September 28, 2016 Press Release
"This bill secures Zika funding, increased oversight of the VA, funding to combat the opioid epidemic and a prohibition on the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility – which are important issues to families in our district," said Bishop.
September 28, 2016 Press Release
"Today our actions spoke louder than President Obama’s veto," said Rep. Bishop.
September 9, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Bishop issued the following statement after the House's unanimous passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill to allow the families of those who are wounded or lose their lives in terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments for damages.
June 8, 2016 Press Release
“India has been an integral partner to us over the years, especially in our global efforts to fight poverty and promote peace," said Bishop.
November 19, 2015 Video

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.