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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

November 16, 2017 Press Release
“Bold, transformational tax reform is about giving hardworking Americans of all walks of life the confidence they need to make their dreams a reality. I’ve seen it work in Michigan, and we can absolutely do it at a national level."
November 13, 2017 Press Release
"This is about advancing pro-growth, pro-American tax reform at every level."
November 9, 2017 Press Release
"This is about delivering a positive, pro-growth tax reform plan that allows Americans to bring home bigger paychecks and plan for the future," said Bishop.
November 2, 2017 Press Release
"All Americans want to keep more of what they earned and build a better life. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gets us one step closer."
October 26, 2017 Press Release
"All Americans want lower and simpler taxes, more good-paying jobs, and a booming economy. Today, we are even closer to making this a reality."
October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop, Michigan’s Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee, appeared on “Countdown to the Closing Bell” with Liz Claman on Fox Business Network today to talk about the latest tax reform developments. Watch the full interview here or read the transcript below.

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.”