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  • House Votes to Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Great Lakes

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) released the following statement after voting to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which passed the House today on a vote of 217 to 199, funds the GLRI and reverses funding cuts proposed in the Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget. Congressman Bishop said, “I expressed serious concerns following the release of the Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget taking aim at Gr... Read more

  • Bishop Discusses Tax Reform 2.0 with Fox Business’ Stuart Varney
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” to discuss the next phase of tax reform. Congressman Bishop said, “Tax Reform 2.0 is about building on our momentum. After years of stagnant wages and slow growth, our economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest in decades, job openings are at a record high, and our workforce is benefiting from increased take-home pay. We want to continue the progress from our new tax code to make our c... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Support ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of legislation expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). House Resolution 990 passed the House on a vote of 244 to 35. “Our ICE law enforcement agents combat terrorism, human trafficking, drug smuggling and gang violence. Last year alone, ICE kept 4,800 gang members – including nearly 1,000 MS-13 members – and 980,000 pounds of narcotics off of our streets. These o... Read more

  • Bishop Statement on Meeting with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) released the following statement after joining members of the House Ways and Means Committee at the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss tax reform 2.0, trade and tariffs and the Helsinki summit. Congressman Mike Bishop said, “Unemployment is at its lowest point in decades, and during today’s discussion on tax reform 2.0 – I shared with President Trump the optimism I’m hearing from Michigan’s workforce and manufactur... Read more

  • Bishop Statement on Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mike Bishop (MI-08) released the following statement: “Open diplomatic communication between nuclear superpowers is essential for the safety and security of the world. Lest anyone think otherwise, however, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is not a trusted friend of the United States. The House Committee on Intelligence, along with our American intelligence community, have demonstrated Russia’s efforts to undermine democracy here in the United States and across the world... Read more

  • Bishop Urges NATO Alliance to Honor Commitment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) urging North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries to meet or exceed the 2 percent gross domestic product commitment to spending on defense. Rep. Bishop’s amendment was included in the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House in May on a bipartisan 351 – 66 vote. The Hou... Read more

  • Bishop Congratulates Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) recognized the winner of the Eighth District’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition this week at the annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winner, Zach Adams, won for his photography entry entitled, “Apple on the Beach.” Zach is a rising Junior at Rochester Adams High School and his artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol building for one year. “I always look forward to the annual Congressional Art Competition, which recogniz... Read more

  • Bishop Applauds Committee Approval of Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The House Ways and Means Committee today unanimously approved legislation introduced by Representatives Mike Bishop (MI-08) and John Larson (CT-01), H.R. 6084, the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the Social Security Administration to provide a single point of contact at the agency to any individual requesting a new Social Security number due to identity theft or who is dealing with identity theft issues ... Read more

  • Bishop Statement on Family Separation at the U.S. Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) today released the following statement regarding the separation of families at the southern border of the United States: “As a father of three, it is heartbreaking to see children being separated from their parents, and I believe families should stay together while their cases are pending. For too long, hyper-partisanship has thwarted real solutions to fix our broken immigration system,” said Rep. Bishop. “During my time in the House of Representative... Read more

  • House Passes Bishop Legislation to Stop the Flow of Synthetic Opioids Through the International Mail System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Now that we know how these poisons are entering our communities, we have a moral obligation to close this loophole. I’m glad today the House passed the STOP Act to do just that, and I urge the Senate to expeditiously take up this important bill. Read more

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