Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Education

As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in education always pays the best dividends.” I have worked tirelessly to make our nation’s schools and universities accessible and affordable. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have secured millions of dollars for education programs, including new schools and libraries, after-school programs, math and science initiatives, school nutrition and physical education programs, as well as family counseling and youth mentoring. I strongly support legislation to make vital investments to modernize, upgrade, and repair school facilities across the country and to encourage service and volunteer opportunities for all Americans. I believe we must make education a top priority by bridging the digital divide, promoting healthier school lunches, enhancing educational opportunities for veterans, encouraging colleges to rein in tuition increases, boosting college aid, strengthening programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and reinvigorating the Head Start program to help more children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.
 

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Mar 9, 2015 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited all students in Grades 9 through 12 from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

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 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the White House’s recent proposal to invest in America’s education system by making community college free for responsible students for two years:

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.

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

FORT VALLEY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been awarded two 1890 Capacity Building Grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); $299,500 for the US-Honduras Partnerships to Strengthen Faculty and Students` Global Agricultural Research, Education, and Cultural Experiences project, as well as $149,500 for the Career Awareness and Opportunities in Agricultural Biotechnology project.

Sep 12, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) calls the young men and women from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the start of the United States service academy nomination process. This year’s opportunity is open to all high school students and will close on October 31, 2014.

Aug 25, 2014 Press Release

ATLANTA, GA – On Friday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez hosted a Roundtable Discussion at Georgia Power Company in Atlanta, Georgia with state and local Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) stakeholders.

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 2, 2014 Press Release

FORT VALLEY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia has received a grant award totaling $393,684.00 from the National Science Foundation. The award is administered by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) through Targeted Infusion Projects. The award will help fund the institution’s Targeted Infusion Project to develop an Applied Statistics minor program within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Jul 2, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

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