Securing Michigan Priorities

f t # e
Washington, DC, December 18, 2015 | comments
Read Rep. Bishop's statement on the omnibus package and its legislative highlights for Michigan.
share: f t

Following House passage of the omnibus spending package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2016 (H.R. 2029), Congressman Mike Bishop issued the following statement:

“With an emphasis on security and defense, oversight of the federal government, and protections for the Great Lakes, this legislation secures Michigan priorities. I am especially pleased to see full funding for Michigan State University’s FRIB, which will significantly advance American nuclear research and support $1 billion in economic growth in our district and state. The work is not done, but under Speaker Ryan’s leadership we can look forward to more long-term solutions to help our families and economy prosper.”


  • Full funding for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University

  • Inclusion of Chairman Candice Miller’s Visa Waiver Improvements language (H.R. 158)

  • Responsible funding for defense acquisition - including Growlers, Super Hornets and F-35s for the military

  • Inclusion of Cybersecurity Act of 2015 - for greater information-sharing of cyber threats

  • Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

  • New actions and protocols to fight the spread of Asian carp

  • Lifts the oil export ban

  • Cuts funding for the EPA and prevents new or expanded EPA regulatory programs

  • Prevents the IRS from targeting individuals based on political beliefs

  • Prohibits new funding for the Affordable Care Act and delays the “Cadillac Tax”


Stay Connected

Use the form below to sign up for my newsletter and get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.