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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Jobs and Economy


At a time when Americans are facing economic uncertainty, the last thing our country needs is additional taxes, spending and regulation. It has been more than 6 years since the start of the Great Recession, but many families are still on the road to recovery. 

It’s true Michigan has made a drastic resurgence under the leadership of Governor Rick Snyder. At the end of his first term, our unemployment rate was the lowest it had been since 2002. Today, more than 95,000 jobs are ready to be filled. Families are settling down roots. New businesses are flocking here, and autos are reinvesting again. Michigan has been projected to make a ‘faster comeback than the nation as a whole over a four-year span.’

But the fact remains: our work is not done. Many Americans continue to find it difficult to make ends meet. Graduates are struggling to pay off their burdensome student loans. Families are seeing the cost of their medical care skyrocket as a result of President Obama's flawed health care law. Unfortunately, the Administration’s solution is to spend more, tax more, and strangle our economy with more red tape. 

Washington’s regulatory road blocks continually drain taxpayer’s hard-earned wages and stand in the way of opportunity and growth. Today, Americans face $3+ trillion burden from federal taxation and regulation; in fact, our federal regulatory burden is larger than the 2013 GDP of all but the top ten countries in the world. I am working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance open, bottom-up solutions to build a healthy economy. We must grow an economy that harbors opportunity. Tomorrow’s good-paying jobs will come from the freedom to innovate from the ground up – from our local communities, not Washington.

More on Jobs and Economy

September 27, 2017 Press Release
"Our unified framework for tax reform is about helping our families and businesses get ahead – and allowing you to keep more of what you earned," said Bishop.
August 24, 2017 Press Release
This August, Congressman Mike Bishop has been hosting a Jobs & Economy Tour across Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties – to learn about the ways local businesses are making a difference in our communities. The tour isn’t over, but here’s a quick recap of his recent stops and discussions…
August 3, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop, State Senator Joe Hune, Reps. Lana Theis and Hank Vaupel, and Livingston County Commissioners Chairwoman Kate Lawrence comment on Livingston County's leadership in creating meaningful employment opportunities for its residents.
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 12, 2017 Press Release
"I will continue working with Congress and the administration to help deliver the project’s long-term benefits for Michigan State University and our community," Bishop said
June 8, 2017 Press Release
"The Financial CHOICE Act is about undoing some of the biggest regulatory burdens of the last administration and unleashing our economy’s true potential. Dodd-Frank has been an inadequate response to the recession, allowing big banks to get bigger under the slowest recovery in the last 70 years," said Bishop.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
"“I believe our district’s priorities are reflected in the legislation passed today. Moving forward, Congress must address the deeper budget problems we face," said Bishop.
March 7, 2017 Press Release
"The goal of our bipartisan legislation is to create one simplified system for Americans to do their state income taxes, eliminating the burdensome paperwork and reducing compliance costs for everyone involved," said Bishop.
February 14, 2017 Press Release
“I am grateful for this opportunity to fight for Michigan on the House Ways and Means Committee,” said Bishop. “We have a real opportunity this Congress to grow our economy and help families get ahead – just as we did in the Comeback State."