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  • Fox 47 News: FAA expands Lansing route to Washington D.C.
    Posted in In the News on September 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Fox 47 News Partner This afternoon, Congressman Mike Bishop, who represents Ingham County, and Congressman John Moolenaar, who represents Clinton and Shiawassee counties, confirmed that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended direct flight service between Capital Region International Airport (LAN) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) through October of 2023. This route has been serviced by American Airlines for the last two years, following Sun Country Airlines’ ... Read more

  • WHMI: Ceremony in Howell will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By WHMI An upcoming ceremony in Howell will recognize the service and sacrifice of those who were prisoners of war and those missing in action. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually observed in the United States on the third Friday of September, with it falling on the 21st this year. A ceremony honoring POWs and those missing in action will be held on the lawn of the historic Livingston County Courthouse in downtown Howell this Friday at 12pm. The ceremony is open to the public and will b... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Bishop, Portman anti-opioid bills garner Senate approval in larger prevention package
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Ripon Advance News Service The U.S. Senate on Sept. 17 approved a package of bills intended to help end the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis that included bipartisan, bicameral legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). The Senate amended and passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, known as the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, H.R. 6, on a 99-1 vote. Included in H.R. ... Read more

  • Fox News: USDA kitten killing comes under fire from bipartisan group of lawmakers
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Andrew O'Reilly From the outside, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s laboratory in Beltsville, Md., is indistinguishable from any of the dozens of other federal facilities that dot the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Its red brick, colonial façade houses government scientists and researchers plugging away at mundane tasks and experiments to ostensibly keep the population safe from foodborne illnesses and other diseases. But since the early 1980s, and possibly much longer, this USDA lab has been h... Read more

  • The Detroit News: Senate OKs Bishop bill to curb shipments of synthetic opioids by mail
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Melissa Nann Burke The U.S. Senate late Monday overwhelmingly passed a package of legislation meant to help fight the opioid epidemic, including a measure by Rep. Mike Bishop to block the flow of synthetic opioids like fentanyl through the international mail system. Bishop, a Rochester Republican, co-sponsored the bill with Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, to close a loophole allowing drug traffickers to ship synthetic opioids via the U.S. Postal Service. The package... Read more

  • Bill would grant enlisted MoH recipients, POWs same Arlington honors as officers
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Richard Sisk In his final year in Congress, 87-year-old Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, a legendary Air Force fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam and a former prisoner of war, is backing a bill to give enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and POWs the same honors as officers in burials at Arlington National Cemetery. "My fellow POWs who served honorably demonstrated the utmost patriotism, but not all of them were eligible for full military honors at their burial, simply due to their rank. I believe t... Read more

  • Stars and Stripes: Congressmen work to grant enlisted MOH recipients, POWs full military honors at Arlington
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By Matthew M. Burke A House bill seeks to afford enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and former prisoners of war the right to be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Those honors, which include an escort and a horse-drawn caisson, are currently reserved only for officers and servicemembers killed in action. The Full Military Honors Act of 2018 was introduced to the House Armed Services Committee on Sept. 7 by Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., Sam Johnson, R-Texas, and Tim Wal... Read more

  • WHMI: House passes legislation renaming Howell Post office in honor of WWII vet
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    By WHMI Legislation that would rename an 8th District Post Office in honor of a well-known World War II Veteran from Howell has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House on Thursday unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman Mike Bishop that would designate the United States Post Office at 325 South Michigan Avenue the “Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building”. Burgett, an Army paratrooper, participated in the opening operations of the Normandy Invasion. He passed... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Bishop wants Iran's use of U.S.-sanctioned funds investigated
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    By Ripon Advance News Service U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) is on a mission to determine if Iran in early 2016 used funds approved by the United States to subsidize terrorist groups, conduct military operations in war-torn Syria, or to promote illegal drug activities, among other criminal purposes. “The Obama Administration delivered $1.7 billion dollars, along with billions of dollars in sanctions relief, to the Iranian regime – the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism,” Rep. Bishop said.... Read more

  • WHMI: Brighton Area Fire Authority honors fallen from 9/11
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    By WHMI Roughly 300 firefighters and members of the public came out to Brighton to honor the fallen and suffering on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Brighton Area Fire Authority Chief Mike O’Brian called it one of the better turnouts in recent members as roughly 300 firefighters and members of the public filled the parking lot and grass grounds at Station 31 for the event, Tuesday evening. O’Brian led the ceremony, sharing the emotions he and others working in public service felt ... Read more

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