Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Veterans

As the Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, and as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, I will continue to support the men and women who serve in the military and their families and our nation's veterans. The Hiring Heroes law that I authored in the House was signed into law by the President in November 2011. The law honors our veterans by ensuring they have the resources and tools they need to find suitable and sustainable employment. I have led efforts to improve health care for veterans, especially those with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, and lost limbs. I will continue to fight for legislation on behalf of veterans to increase educational opportunities, expand small business opportunities, provide cost-of-living adjustments, and reduce homelessness and suicide.

As a member of Congress, I will continue working to ensure that our soldiers have the best weapons, body armor, equipment, materials, and family support to successfully accomplish their mission. I also have supported efforts to strengthen our national security by pursuing a clear strategy for victory in Iraq and Afghanistan.

More on Veterans

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee and Representative Sanford Bishop (GA-2), the Subcommittee’s Ranking Member, issued a statement today marking the passing of Subcommittee member Representative Alan Nunnelee (MS-01):

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) met with the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss the status of the Veterans Affairs clinics in Columbus and Albany as well as challenges the VA will face in 2015.

Nov 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and Co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC), released a statement honoring our nation's veterans in advance of the upcoming Veterans Day:

Oct 27, 2014 Op Ed

Helping Military Families isn’t Red or Blue

By Rep. Sanford Bishop and Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

CNN Opinion

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/opinion/rodgers-bishop-military-families/

Sep 17, 2014 Op Ed

SUPPORTING THE BACKBONE OF OUR MILITARY

Op-Ed by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02)

Veterans’ Vision

Without a doubt, our service members are the lifeblood of our great nation. We must also remember that the strength of our military is drawn from the resilience of their families—and they too make tremendous sacrifices for our country.

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) joined Blue Star Families at the release of their yearly Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The key concerns of military families identified from this year’s survey were transition from the service, military pay, and changes to retirement benefits.

Aug 14, 2014 Press Release

SPOKANE, WA – Today, Thursday, August 14, 2015, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies joined Co-chair of the CMFC, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) at a Military Family Summit for over 125 members of the extended military family at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the House passage of the conference report on H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. H.R.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, released the following statement congratulating and welcoming the Senate confirmation of Robert McDonald, the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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