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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May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 government spending bill by a vote of 31 to 18.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced that 256 AmeriCorps VISTA members will be placed in six Southern states, including Georgia, to connect approximately 18,000 at-risk students in low-performing schools to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities.

May 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) condemned the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram by joining in cosponsoring a bipartisan House Resolution and releasing the following statement:

May 7, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant awarded to Albany State University (ASU) through the National Institute of Health (NIH). Through the Understanding Non-Covalent Interaction in Carbon Nanotube/Anticancer Drug Conjugate project, Dr. Yixuan Wang and ASU students will research anti-cancer drug resistance.

May 2, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The very talented Savana Harris, from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia, won first place in this year’s competition. Her beautiful piece of artwork entitled “Keeping Identity” was done in graphite and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Apr 3, 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 in the upcoming fall.

Mar 18, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. 

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “House App Contest”.

Oct 22, 2013 Press Release

Macon, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement announcing the awarding of a new and continuing grant from the Department of Labor to assist Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, Georgia. A total of 57 grants were awarded throughout the United States through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. These grants are used to promote quality targeted trade programs that focus on unemployed workers seeking further skills training.

Sep 5, 2013 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02); Dale Earnhardt, Jr., NASCAR driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet; and General Jim Butterworth, the Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard visited and spoke with students, faculty, and staff of Shaw High School. Speaking at a student assembly, Congressman Bishop, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and General Butterworth encouraged students to do well in school and graduate.

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