Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Fiscal Discipline

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Jun 23, 2011 Press Release

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.

Jun 20, 2011 Press Release

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.

Jun 2, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bill to increase the federal debt ceiling without any deficit reduction measures. The bill failed to pass under a suspension of the rules which require a two-thirds majority by a vote of 97-318.

Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the House passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a government shutdown. H.R 1363, the Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 348 to 70, and the United States Senate passed the bill by voice vote. President Obama must now sign the bill into law.

Apr 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend funding for the federal government for another week until a permanent bill for FY 2011 is completed.  H.R. 1363, the Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, passed the House by a vote of 247-181 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Feb 14, 2011 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2012.

Dec 8, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today released the following statement on the passage of the continuing resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives:

Jul 8, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Albany Herald)

I want to address the claims made in Mike Sabot’s letter to the editor in the June 10 edition of The Albany Herald. Contrary to the the claims in the letter, the result of the bill that Congressman Bishop signed (HR 1416) does not weaken ethics reform. Its intended purpose is to improve the Office of Congressional Ethics’ processes and ensure fairness. Nothing in it diminishes the standards of ethics for members or changes the punishment process for unethical behavior.

Feb 4, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted today with fellow Members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition to send statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation to the president’s desk, a major step in the Blue Dog’s efforts to strengthen fiscal responsibility and bring the federal budget under control.

Sep 11, 2007 Op Ed

It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area over the past 15 years, agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and still 1 out of 7 Georgians works in agriculture, forestry, or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau. They contribute to the production of staple commodities included in some of our nation’s most commonly-used products. In fact, Georgia leads the nation in peanut, poultry, and pecan production, and is among the top producers of cotton, corn, eggs, and tomatoes.

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