More on Appropriations
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined with 359 Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to adopt the conference agreement on H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act -- a measure that reauthorizes $281 billion in guaranteed funding for highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) supported the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report for Fiscal Year 2016. The agreement authorizes $515 billion, in discretionary base budget authority, including roughly $496.4 billion for the Department of Defense base budget and $18.6 billion for defense-related activities of the Department of Energy. However, the report would also authorize more than $89.2 billion for DOD overseas contingency operations. The Administration requested $50.9 billion.
ALBANY, GA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced the release of over $3 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. LIHEAP aids individuals and families, especially seniors and children, heat their homes in the winter, cool their homes in the summer, and assist with insulation to ensure that their homes are energy efficient. Grantees with completed FY 2016 LIHEAP plans will receive award letters with their individual allotments.
MACON, GA— Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce a $266,230 grant has been awarded to First Choice Primary Care, Inc. in Macon, Georgia by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will go towards facility planning and construction, health services planning and technical support, program development, as well as improving and expanding general health and medical services. The grants will also be used to improve education and training programs for health care employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) supported the Continuing Resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation continues funding for all government operations through December 11, 2015 and was approved by a vote of 277 to 151.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Former Congressman Louis Stokes, the first African-American Member of Congress from Ohio:
MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Macon Arts Alliance an Our Town grant of $134,370. The funds will support the Alliance’s efforts to establish an artist residency program and cultural plan for the Mill Hill neighborhood. The Our Town grant program supports creative projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.
FORT VALLEY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Fort Valley State University (FVSU) a $399,049 grant to examine the effect of toxins or toxic chemicals on the environment and living organisms. The funds will be used to support toxicology research and instruction at FVSU.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act encourages the exploration of passenger rail opportunities throughout Middle and Southwest Georgia, opening the door to rail lines between Macon and Atlanta as well as Columbus and Atlanta.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) opposed the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.