Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Appropriations

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Jan 21, 2010 Press Release

Albany, Ga. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) on Thursday accepted the Georgia Peanut Commission’s “Work Horse” Award during the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show at the Albany Civic Center.

Jan 14, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. released the following statement in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti:

Dec 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) on Thursday was joined by his Georgia House and Senate colleagues to express concern with the Department of Labor’s recently proposed changes to the H-2A Visa program, which allows foreign nationals entry into the United State for temporary or seasonal agricultural work.

Dec 10, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3288, the Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which completes the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Labor and Health and Human Services (HHS), Military Construction, Commerce, Science and Justice, and Financial Services Appropriations Acts for Fiscal Year 2010 (FY2010). The bill includes more than $343.8 million in funding for Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

Oct 29, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 Interior & Environment Appropriations conference report. The bill includes $6.3 million in funding for projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

“The future of our country and our planet depends on the investments we make today,” Bishop said. “This bill makes real progress to clean up our water sources and restore the splendor of our lakes, forests and parks.”

Oct 7, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report. The bill includes more than $5.2 million ($5,223,000) in funding for projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

Sep 22, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. Res. 765, which expressed condolences to the families of the individuals killed during the recent storms and flooding in the state of Georgia, as well as gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work to meet the needs of Georgia’s residents. Bishop was a co-sponsor of the resolution.

Jun 18, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill which includes $1.5 million in funding for Southwest Georgia.

“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I constantly look for ways to help Southwest Georgia become a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Bishop said. “The CJS Appropriations bill funds important programs that provide critical support to our local law enforcement agencies and family support services.”

Sep 11, 2007 Op Ed

It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area over the past 15 years, agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and still 1 out of 7 Georgians works in agriculture, forestry, or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau. They contribute to the production of staple commodities included in some of our nation’s most commonly-used products. In fact, Georgia leads the nation in peanut, poultry, and pecan production, and is among the top producers of cotton, corn, eggs, and tomatoes.

May 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped shape the bill, which passed by a vote of 378 to 46.

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