More on Appropriations
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that $1,500,000 was included in the fiscal year 2007 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill to fund infrastructure improvements for Albany and Valdosta. The Interior Appropriations Bill funds the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and other related agencies including, the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities.
Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that nearly $370 million in military construction and related funding will be headed to Georgia’s Second Congressional District in the fiscal year 2007 Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which was approved by the full House Appropriations Committee today.
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee in passing the FY05 Defense Appropriation’s bill, which includes more the $196.87 million for defense projects in the second congressional district. $132.7 million will go to the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base for the development and retrofitting of Amphibious Assault Vehicles being used in Iraq and $1.5 million for the replacement of outdated sewer lines on the Albany base. $4 million was appropriated to construct Fort Benning’s Sunshine Road Ammunition Route.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced the fiscal year 2006 Department of Defense Appropriations Act could potentially mean more than $30 million for defense related projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District. This includes a $22 million contract for the XM8 weapons project that Columbus’s H&K is a leading contender for and in upwards of $5 million in continued funding for the TECT Corporation in Thomasville, GA, for their subcontract work on the Boeing C-17 transport.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford Bishop’s request for funding was granted when the FY’05 Supplemental Appropriations Conference funding included more then $518 million (MCLB) for the Marine Corps’ Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) program, which includes new funds to retrofit armored vehicles being used in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is expected that approximately 350 LAV’s will be retrofitted at the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 2005 Budget Resolution:
“House Republicans passed the 2006 Budget resolution today by a party-line vote of 218 – 214. I voted against this budget because it fails to meet the real challenges of American families at the same time that it continues the dangerous trend of adding billions to our national debt. It is a betrayal of the national trust.