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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Tax Reform

Right now, the current federal tax code is a convoluted and broken mess. Since 1986, the tax code has grown more than 70,000 pages, and in the last decade alone, more than 4,400 changes have been made to the code. It is known that 90 percent of Michigan families and small business owners today either pay someone to negotiate the maze of  tax forms and deductions, or purchase commercial software to aid in filing tax returns. All totaled, Michigan residents spend over $160 billion and about 6 billion hours a year trying to comply with the tax code.

I am working for Michigan’s Eighth District to reform and simplify the tax code so that it may be simpler, fairer and limit the many loopholes in the current system. Most importantly, I believe lowering tax rates will not only create jobs and strengthen our economy, but also allow taxpayers to keep more of the money they worked so hard to earn. By making the tax code more conducive to families, we can stimulate job growth and get our economy back on the road to recovery. 

More on Tax Reform

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.

October 5, 2017 Press Release
"Passing a budget is not only the responsibility of Congress, but it sets the tone for our legislative goals in the coming months – one of which includes addressing America’s $20 trillion debt."
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.