Through his service on the House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, as well as his work as Co-Chair of the Military Family Caucus, Congressman Bishop has proudly supported the men and women of United States armed forces who sacrifice to keep the nation safe and secure. He firmly believes national security and defense of our homeland can and must be done in a way that is consistent with the Constitution and values of the United States. Congressman Bishop fights to make sure our military’s men and women have the best weapons, equipment, materials, and support for their families – a reasonable expectation given the sacrifices they make for our country.
Congressman Bishop supports initiatives like the Games, Education, Modeling and Simulation (GEMS) Institute at Fort Benning, a cutting edge collaborative effort between Ft. Benning, the Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Columbus State University. The $1.6 million which his office helped secure will help GEMS in developing technology for the defense industry and commercial applications involving modeling and simulation. Its economic impact for the region will be significant, and will save the Department of Defensebillions of dollars in military training costs.
Congressman Bishop also supports funding for programs that can lead to technologies and techniques for better immediate clinical combat care and address long-term care issues involving limb loss, tissue and organ damage, facial and dental injuries, and reconstruction. He has supported funding the research and development of advanced batteries for hybrid vehicles that will decrease America's dependence on foreign oil, reduce carbon emissions, and increase America’s national security.