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MADE IN AMERICA: The Textile Industry

Jul 3, 2013

The Fourth of July has always been a time for communities to reflect on the journey of this great nation. As we celebrate our nation’s birth, we must never forget the provisions of justice, freedom, and equality set forth in the dreams of our...

AN OPEN LETTER AND INVITATION

May 10, 2013

To the Constituents of the Second Congressional District in the greater Macon area, First and foremost, it is my absolute pleasure to greet you as your Congressman! It has been seventeen years since my office last served the good people of Bibb...

FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE…

Jul 12, 2012

Our service members and veterans are the lifeblood of our great nation. They frequently are called to put themselves in harm’s way to safeguard our homeland and defend our liberties. Their sacrifices must never go unnoticed or unrewarded. We as a...

REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Aug 11, 2011

As final preparations get underway for the dedication of the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall, it is important that we all reflect upon and applaud the many outstanding achievements of this great American patriot and...

Bishop and McMorris Rodgers: Military Families Deserve Our Support

Mar 28, 2011

As a nation, we tend to focus primarily on the service members who willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms that we cherish. However, we often forget that the families they leave behind sacrifice just as much as our heroes do....

Bishop Statement on House Passage of the Dream Act

Dec 8, 2010

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today issued the following statement on the passage of the Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 8, 2010: “I...

Bishop to Pelosi: Extend Tax Cuts Now!

Sep 29, 2010 Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.

Congress has adjourned until after the November elections without casting a vote on a concern vital to the nation’s economic recovery – extending tax relief to all Americans.  I am extremely disappointed that given the delicate state of the economy...

Albany Herald: Bishop Ethics Vote Upholds Fair Practice

Jul 13, 2010 By Ashton McRae, Guest Commentary

(Published in the Albany Herald) Mr. Sellars should have looked farther than the title of the resolution and actually made some effort to understand it before writing his letter to the editor (EDITOR’S NOTE: “Bishop’s vote helps cut ethics oversight...

Albany Herald: Rep. Bishop Stands for Ethics and Farmers

Jul 8, 2010 By The Rev. Daniel Simmons

(Published in the Albany Herald) I want to address the claims made in Mike Sabot’s letter to the editor in the June 10 edition of The Albany Herald. Contrary to the the claims in the letter, the result of the bill that Congressman Bishop signed (HR...

Let’s get it right: Health care not rammed through

May 12, 2010

(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight) To The Editor: Billy Smith’s May 8th letter to the editor, “Bill Was Rammed Through,” contains a number of inaccuracies that I would like to correct. First, Mr. Smith said that I voted against the...

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