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  • 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

  • WHMI: Bishop bill would give full Arlington privileges to enlisted POW and Medal of Honor recipients
    Posted in In the News on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    By WHMI Bipartisan legislation to honor deserving veterans has been introduced by 8th District Congressman Mike Bishop. On Monday, the Rochester Hills Republican, along with fellow Republican Sam Johnson of Texas and Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Full Military Honors Act of 2018 that would allow enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and Prisoners of War who are eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery to receive a full military honors burial, wh... Read more

  • The Detroit News Opinion: Tax reform works for Michigan
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Detroit News By: U.S. Representatives Mike Bishop, Bill Huizenga, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Dave Trott, Paul Mitchell, Jack Bergman, and John Moolenaar Next week, our country honors the men and women who work hard every day to provide for their families and get the job done. Also, across the state, families are sending students back to school to pursue another year of education that will help them develop the knowledge and skills needed to secure a job following graduation. That’s why we have... Read more

  • Oakland University News: OU works with government, industry on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    Posted in In the News on August 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Great Lakes

    By Oakland University News On behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with Oakland University, Consumers Energy and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to partially reroute and reconstruct the Galloway Creek channel. The project is intended to improve water quality, channel stability, spawning habitat and aquatic diversity. Part of the work, funded by Consumers Energy, has involved repositioning a 36-inch gas line in order to better restore and... Read more

  • WILX: Mid-Michigan small businesses get to know defense industry
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    By WILX Small businesses around Mid-Michigan got the chance to learn about the importance of the defense industry Monday to help diversify their company's portfolio. U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, Rochester, was the keynote speaker. The Arsenal of Innovation event was put on by the Michigan Defense Center, which focuses on supporting, protecting and growing Michigan's defense and homeland security missions. That's something Michigan Defense Center Executive Director Sean Carlson says helps everyone. "Th... Read more

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