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) supported job creation and energy independence by voting to support H.R. 5682, a measure that would immediately authorize the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline. The project has been awaiting a Presidential permit for six years because the pipeline crosses an international border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations government spending bill. The measure was approved by a vote of 253 to 170 and now goes on to the Senate for consideration.
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.