Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Disaster Preparedness

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Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) introduced new legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by recent natural disasters:

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request:

“Yesterday, the President released his FY 2020 Budget Request. Similar to the past years, it proposes increases to defense spending at the expense of vital domestic programs. Having a better equipped and more prepared military is integral to our national defense; however, we must prioritize both our non-defense and defense needs.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after tornadoes touched down in four states, resulting in the deaths of at least 23 people and causing a swath of destruction in its wake.  

“My prayers are with those who lost their lives and who have been severely impacted from yesterday’s tornadoes. I am grateful to the first responders who have been working tirelessly to find the missing, clearing debris, and are caring for the injured,” said Bishop.

Dec 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the continuing resolution considered earlier this evening. Congressman Bishop opposed the legislation. The bill passed in a 217 to 185 vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.
 
Nov 1, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement thanking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for taking action to expedite debris removal activities in Middle and Southwest Georgia. The region suffered a direct hit last month by Hurricane Michael and there are substantial cleanup and recovery needs still remaining.
 
Oct 30, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Chairman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), the leading members of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, sent a letter to Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (NY-17), the leading members of the full U.S.
Oct 25, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed today’s amendment to the major disaster declaration for Georgia that expands coverage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program to also include Calhoun, Clay, Laurens, Randolph, Sumter, Tift, and Turner counties. This is the second amendment to FEMA’s major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia. Calhoun, Clay, Sumter, and Randolph counties are located in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia, which is represented by Congressman Bishop.
 
Oct 17, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed last night’s amendment to the major disaster declaration for Georgia that expands coverage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance program to also include Crisp, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth counties.
 
Oct 15, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the major disaster declaration issued by the President late yesterday for counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia struck by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. The declaration opens up potential eligibility for additional federal individual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
 
Oct 11, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the Federal Emergency Declaration issued by the President for counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia struck by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. The declaration opens up eligibility for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for all 29 counties in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District.
 

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