Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


More on Appropriations

Feb 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. This afternoon Congressman Bishop was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security as well as the newly formed, Subcommittee on Military Quality Of Life and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

The Department of Homeland Security, which overseas the national effort to protect against terrorism, oversees agencies that include: the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Oct 1, 2004 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, announced that the House approved by a vote of 374 to 0 the Military Construction Appropriations spending bill (HR 4837), which in addition to containing more than $282 million in projects for the state of Georgia also included $11.6 billion dollars in emergency funding to address the devastation caused by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—This afternoon, Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues in introducing the “Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2004,” which if enacted would extend authorization of Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code.  Chapter 12 provides a valuable bankruptcy option that allows struggling family farmers to reorganize their debt and protect their farms.

Jul 1, 2004 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction Appropriations spending bill (HR 4837) for fiscal year 2005, which contains $282,746,000 for projects in the state of Georgia. This funding includes $82,977,000 in projects for Fort Benning, as well as $9,600,000 for the construction of a base support center at Moody Air Force Base and $16,000,000 for enclave fencing and parking at Kings Bay.

Jan 1, 2004 Press Release

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.

Dec 1, 2003 Press Release

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.

Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

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.”

Aug 1, 2003 Press Release

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.

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

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.”