More on Fiscal Discipline
MACON, GA – Tonight, over 50 Macon residents tried their hand at balancing the federal budget during a deficit reduction workshop held by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02). The non-partisan Concord Coalition helped organize the event at Vineville Academy. During the event, participants were placed in the role of the legislator and educated on the difficult balancing of priorities that is necessary to reduce the deficit and balance the budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act. The bill suspends the debt limit and prohibits congressional pay unless Congress approves a budget. H.R. 325 passed 285 to 144; Congressman Bishop voted in favor of passage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding last night’s passage of the Senate Amendments to HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The resolution passed 257 to 187; Congressman Bishop voted in favor of passage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) and other colleagues in urging the House Leadership to oppose the pay increase for Members of Congress, as dictated by an Executive Order from the President of the United States on December 27, 2012.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), an original member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Democrats coalition, was proud to announce the passage of his co-sponsored bill H.R. 4053, the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA). Passed in a bipartisan vote of 402 to 0, the Blue Dog endorsed bill will better identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker, it is my great honor to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Erin Daly and the rest of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program team at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for being selected to receive a 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary’s Honor Award in the category of “assisting rural communities to create prosperity so they are self-sustaining, repopulating, and economically thriving.” The team and its program leader, Dr. S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2), joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in voting in favor of the House amendment to S 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011, legislation that seeks to limit federal spending through discretionary spending caps and a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.
Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a misguided piece of legislation to abolish the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Congress created the commission in the aftermath of the 2000 election to upgrade voting systems across the country as part of the Help America Vote Act. The bill, H.R. 672, bill failed to pass under suspension of the rules, which require a two-thirds majority, by a vote of 235-187.
Nearly 100 Albany residents tried their hand at balancing the federal budget tonight during a deficit reduction workshop held by Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02). The bi-partisan Concord Coalition helped organize the event at Albany Technical College, which put people into groups of five to ten and asked them to work together and act as their own budget committee.