More on Fiscal Discipline
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
(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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. Demonstrating his commitment to family farmers and small business owners throughout Georgia’s Second Congressional District, Congressman Sanford Bishop voted in favor of legislation that would permanently repeal the federal estate tax—also known as the “death tax”—that has been taxing the ability of individuals to pass on assets to their heirs. Congressman Bishop cosponsored “The Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005” (H.R.
WASHINGTON D.C. This afternoon-only days after the Administration’s budget was delivered to Congress-Congressman Bishop joined his colleagues on the Blue Dog Coalition in introducing a 12-step reform plan to put an end to the President’s runaway deficit spending.
“With record deficits on the rise, it is clear that the only way to get our fiscal house in order is to change the way Congress budgets taxpayer dollars,” said Congressman Bishop. “These common-sense budget enforcement rules are an important step in getting back on track.”