As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in education always pays the best dividends.” I have worked tirelessly to make our nation’s schools and universities accessible and affordable. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have secured millions of dollars for education programs, including new schools and libraries, after-school programs, math and science initiatives, school nutrition and physical education programs, as well as family counseling and youth mentoring. I strongly support legislation to make vital investments to modernize, upgrade, and repair school facilities across the country and to encourage service and volunteer opportunities for all Americans. I believe we must make education a top priority by bridging the digital divide, promoting healthier school lunches, enhancing educational opportunities for veterans, encouraging colleges to rein in tuition increases, boosting college aid, strengthening programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and reinvigorating the Head Start program to help more children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.
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May 22, 2018 Press Release
ATLANTA, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Morehouse College Class of 1968, delivered the commencement address this past Sunday to the 2018 graduates at Morehouse College’s 134th Commencement.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MILCON/VA), released the following statement regarding the full House Appropriations Committee’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 MILCON/VA Appropriations bill, which provides funding for our nation’s veterans programs and military construction needs.
Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Middle and Southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), fellow Co-Chair of the Job Corps Caucus, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (TX-32), were joined by 118 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Department of Labor requesting a reevaluation of their proposed cuts to the Job Corps Program.
Following submission of the letter, the Department of Labor announced they will be rescinding the slot capacity cuts initially announced on September 29, 2017.
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding his vote in opposition to the budget resolution due to its misplaced priorities and dubious economic assumptions. The bill was passed by the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 216 to 212.
Oct 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been selected for a $232,265 grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program grant, which is anticipated to be for a period of five years, will provide aid to underrepresented students at FVSU to prepare for further graduate education through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the release earlier today of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request:
“Budgets reflect values. They reflect a prioritization of scarce resources, and are a signal of what an administration does and does not care about.
May 8, 2017 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition at a ceremony held Friday evening at the Albany Arts Council in Albany, Georgia. This year’s first place was earned by the work of Khalil Brown from Dougherty Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia. His winning piece of artwork was created with graphite and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year for thousands of visitors, Members of Congress, and staff to appreciate.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding his support of the bipartisan Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Omnibus Appropriations government spending bill. The bill was approved today by the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 309 to 118.
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago.