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.

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Jun 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) attended a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the United States Capitol Visitor Center honoring the Montford Point Marines – the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps.  The ceremony comes after Congressman Bishop cosponsored a resolution last year to award the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the United States, to the Montford Point Marines for their service during World War II.

May 16, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).  The legislation was approved by the House by a vote of 222 to 205.  Representative Bishop opposed the measure.

Apr 19, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), the Ranking Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the U.S.

Apr 16, 2012 Press Release

SAVE THE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

On Thursday, June 14, 2012

8:30am – 5:00pm

Please Join

the

Congressional Military Family Caucus

for a
 Military Family Summit

at the

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

Mar 27, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement of support for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program, a nationwide initiative which seeks to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.  On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Hiring Our Heroes initiative will host job fairs for veteran job seekers, transitioning active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military and veteran spouses.  The job fairs will take place in Chicago, Illinois; New York City, New York; and Fort Hood, Texas.

Mar 19, 2012 Press Release

Albany, GA -- Last week, Edward T. Rella, a 6-year U.S. Army veteran, officially joined the office of Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) as a Fellow through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  Since 2008, the U.S.

Jan 26, 2012 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that his office has been selected to participate in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  Since 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives has operated and funded the Wounded Warrior Program, offering full-time, two-year fellowships to injured and disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Dec 14, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) offered the Motion to Recommit on the Conference Report on H.R.

Nov 16, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, provisions of the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, which was sponsored by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Patty Murray in the U.S. Senate, passed in the House by an overwhelming bipartisan majority vote.  Last week, the Senate passed this bipartisan initiative by a 95 to 0 vote.  The legislation now goes to the President for his signature.    

Nov 10, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) delivered remarks at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  In his remarks, Congressman Bishop praised Phoebe’s administration, faculty and staff for the hospital’s efforts in researching new treatments and technologies to assist local service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).  Below is the text of Congressman Bishop’s remarks:     

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