Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Tuesday (6/17) sharply criticized a majority on the House Appropriations Committee for rejecting a proposal to address critical needs in military service and homeland defense with funds provided by a temporary delay in a portion of the tax cuts approved this year for America’s wealthiest citizens.

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Thursday (6/12) voted for legislation to extend a $400 increase in the child tax credit to low income families who were excluded from the relief in the $350 billion tax cut package enacted by Congress earlier this year.

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, a longtime proponent of efforts to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag, voted for a Constitutional amendment Tuesday (6/3) that would allow Congress to restore flag protection laws-helping pass the measure in the House by a margin of 300-125.

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release

Two fire departments in Georgia's Second Congressional Districts are among the first 219 grants to be awarded nationwide under the new federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.

May 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop will announce the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Georgia's Second District on Friday (5/9) at a 10:00 a.m. ceremony at the Second District Office in Albany, located at Albany Towers, Suite 114, 235 Roosevelt Avenue.

May 1, 2003 Press Release

Eric Jackson, a ninth grade student at Albany High School, is the winner of the 2003 Congressional Art Competition in Georgia's Second District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced Friday (5/9). The winning entry, a still life depiction of a fish market, will be displayed for one year at the U.S.

May 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop expressed support for a "fair, fiscally responsible and fast-acting" tax relief plan to lift the economy while voting against a majority-backed plan that was passed in the House Friday, which he described as "unfair, fiscally irresponsible and slow-acting at best."

May 1, 2003 Press Release

With the May 30 deadline fast approaching, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop is urging residents of eight southwest Georgia counties who suffered property losses as a result of the recent tornadoes to apply for federal Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans as soon as possible.

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May 1, 2003 Press Release

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved funding to assist planning and development efforts of four Georgia Regional Development Centers based in Americus, Camilla, Columbus, and Valdosta, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.

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Apr 1, 2003 Press Release
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has officially opened a new Second Congressional District Office in Columbus to provide services for Georgians from throughout the area.

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