I have long supported the development and exploration of domestic energy sources which will revitalize our economy, create millions of new jobs, lower energy bills, and strengthen our national security. I am a strong supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline, increased exploration of energy sources on federal lands and offshore, renewable energy research, and promoting rural electric cooperatives and nuclear energy.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. The government spending bill now goes to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for its consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the new proposed carbon emission regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, all 14 members of the Georgia House delegation sent a letter to Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-2), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, outlining their priorities for the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The letter requests that the Committee support federal funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Read a complete copy of the letter by clicking here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) supported two measures that will increase domestic energy production, create jobs, and reduce the high cost of energy for consumers: H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act; and H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Congressman Bishop voted in favor of both bills.
MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined the Graphic Packaging International staff and management on a tour of their mill in Macon, Georgia.
“I thoroughly enjoyed touring the site of this very important local employer,” said Congressman Bishop. “Graphic Packaging International has effectively demonstrated that it is possible to both protect the environment and create jobs. It is truly a model for the nation.”
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in favor of H.R. 2250, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. This bipartisan bill seeks to address serious concerns raised by hospitals, power plants, universities and manufacturing companies including some in Southwest Georgia, about recently published EPA rules that establish stringent standards for emissions from facilities that rely on boilers and incinerators as power sources. The legislation passed by a 275-142 vote.
Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Services, Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit in Tifton, Georgia, in collaboration with the University of Georgia researchers at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory and the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies, has received a $1 million Federal grant for Peanut Genome Mapping and Marker Development.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Chattahoochee Trace National Heritage Corridor Act. The legislation authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating as a National Heritage Area eleven Georgia and seven Alabama counties known as the Chattahoochee Trace.
The Governors of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama came to Washington last year optimistic that a fair and far-reaching solution could be worked out to bring an end to this “water war.” I, too, was hopeful.
But things have only gotten more complicated since October. A hastily adopted water plan passed by the Georgia General Assembly, a desperate attempt to move the Georgia border with Tennessee up to the 35th parallel, secretive negotiations between the governors, a persistent, damaging drought, and pending litigation between the states all have stood in the way of progress.