More on Appropriations
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Sanford Bishop expressed his gratitude to the constituents of Georgia’s Second District as he was sworn in today as a member of the 109th Congress. The Oath of Office was administered by Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert during the opening ceremony held in the House chamber of the Capitol.
“It is a great honor and privilege to serve the people of Southwest Georgia, as well as a responsibility that I take very seriously,” said Congressman Bishop, who begins his seventh consecutive term as a U.S. Representative.
WASHINGTON, D.C. A wide range of southwest Georgia projects are included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the U.S. House Monday (12/8), the measure that covers funding for a substantial part of the federal government for the current fiscal year, Representative Sanford Bishop announced. The Second District Congressman, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, also assisted in obtaining funding for other projects in Georgia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he fought to increase the funding levels for military housing, training and other construction needs, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the $9.3 billion Military Construction Appropriations Bill passed by Congress because it is “the best deal we could get this year.”
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced the following federal grants and funding allocations for recipients in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, which covers a widespread area of southwest Georgia:
A U.S. Department of Education grant of $894,150 to Darton College of Albany to recruit 100 students from “under represented” populations for a program to increase the state’s high school completion rate.
The House-passed $369.1 billion Defense Appropriations Bill contains $41.4 million for work on projects that will be done at military bases and by manufacturers located in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop said Wednesday (7/9).
“These projects are important for the defense of the nation,” he said. “But, by bringing a substantial new investment of federal dollars into our area of Georgia, they will also create jobs and help strengthen our area’s economy. This is good for the country, and it’s good for southwest Georgia.”
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.