LANSING, MI (WLNS) – U.S. Representative Mike Bishop has only held his title for seven months but he is already making waves in Washington.
Congressman Bishop sat down with 6 News on Monday to talk about new tax laws, same sex marriage and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The congressman says the decision is not set in stone and predicts the ruling will play a major role in the upcoming presidential debates. He also says it is the public’s role to change the ruling if there is a majority that disagrees with it.
The congressman also talked to us about a mobile workforce bill he is sponsoring. If passed, states where you work but not where you live could no longer charge you income tax if you work there for less than 30 days a year. Right now a worker traveling to New York for example many only work in the city three days in a year but the state in allowed to tax their wages.
Congressman Bishop says the bill is about doing what is fair for the blue collar worker. This bill is the first one Congressman Bishop has introduced. It has already been passed by committee and will now head to the house floor for debate.
He also touched on Donald Trump’s presidential run. Trump made a number of what some are calling controversial statements in a speech over a week ago now. Since then a number of party members have condemned Trump for his comments. Congressman Bishop played it diplomatic saying he views Trump as entertaining, appreciated his bluntness, but he does not like the certain comments he has made saying they went too far.