Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and producers are the backbone of our state’s most important industry: agriculture. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus, I am a staunch supporter of the agricultural community in Georgia's Second Congressional District and the entire nation. I support assistance to farmers affected by drought, wildfires, and other natural disasters that occur each year. In addition, I have worked to ensure that the peanut support program remained strong in the 2014 Farm Bill; strengthen our nation's nutrition programs; reform the H2-A program for non-immigrant agricultural workers; bolster child nutrition programs in our nation’s schools; prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing burdensome regulations on agriculture; ensure that Mexican tomatoes and chicken do not drive down the prices of U.S.-produced tomatoes and chicken due to illegal dumping; and advance agricultural research, food safety initiatives, and broadband services to rural communities.
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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), Chairman Designate of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies and Austin Scott (R-GA-08), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, filed an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 268) which would increase emergency assistance funding to agricultural producers who suffered losses from hurricanes, wildfires, and other agricultural related losses in 2018.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) was nominated by the House Appropriations Committee to become Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for the 116th Congress (2019-2020). Bishop also will be re-joining the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create Georgia’s second national historical park, entitled the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 283). Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) also is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.