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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Anyone who has driven on Michigan’s roads and bridges can agree they are in dire need of repair. The same is true for roads and bridges all over the nation. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to implement a responsible, long-term solution to repair our infrastructure.


Transportation funding will be critical in Michigan and all across the Midwest. As the Great Lakes State, we rely on our lakes to move products from Michigan and elsewhere. We must ensure our ports, locks and canals are properly maintained. This means funding for repairs of the Soo Locks and dredging must meet Congressionally-approved levels - so freighters can make the most of their trips transporting goods such as iron-ore, coal and grain. These efforts will yield direct benefits to Michigan’s Eighth District as they lead to more manufacturing opportunities and greater access to the markets that sell our products.

More on Transportation

March 31, 2016 Press Release
“I am absolutely thrilled that the FAA has made its decision to continue direct flights between the Comeback State and our nation’s capitals," said Bishop, who has been working on this issue throughout his time in Congress. The route, which was discontinued when Sun Country Airlines officially ended its Lansing services on Oct. 1, 2015, has an estimated $16 million economic impact on the Lansing area.
December 3, 2015 Press Release
“I applaud the House for passing a long-term highway bill that gives Michigan the much-needed certainty and flexibility to repair our roads and bridges," Rep. Bishop said.
August 3, 2015 Video

Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) recaps the first 7 months as he begins August in the district.

July 1, 2015 Video

U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop introduces Patriot Week Resolution.

May 19, 2015 Press Release
“While a short-term fix is never ideal, Congress had to act to ensure ongoing infrastructure projects can continue," Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) stated after passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015.
January 12, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement after his visit to the North American International Auto Show today, where he was joined by several other members of Michigan’s congressional delegation.
January 9, 2015 Press Release
The following statement was issued today by Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement regarding the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.