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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Nov 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) made a commitment to a historic investment in American families by helping secure passage of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act. The bill addresses housing, healthcare, and education and provides investments in our national security, veterans, and our rural communities.
COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) applauded last week’s announcement by the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) Office of Rural Education & Innovation that it will be distributing funds from the American Rescue Plan to support rural schools and districts by including funding to expand internet connectivity and promote workforce development throughout the State and in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted $520,131 to the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe through its American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce four grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to higher education institutions across middle and southwest Georgia to help improve the educational outcomes of Black and minority communities.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1 million to Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering to develop tactics to protect children from harmful emissions from controlled wildland burns. The project would provide equipment and new communications approaches to middle and high schools in Albany and Columbus.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is awarding over $4.5 million to the Bibb, Calhoun, Muscogee, Taylor, and Webster County school districts through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This will help provide connected devices and better broadband connectivity for students and educators.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce four grants awarded to three community organizations and higher education institutions across middle and southwest Georgia through the U.S. Department of Education’s Talent Search Program. The program is designed to help make postsecondary education accessible to qualified youths.
Aug 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in support of legislation to protect voting rights and advance important infrastructure investments in the United States House of Representatives. Among the measures that the House approved today are H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, and S. Con. Res. 14, the budget resolution which was approved by the U.S.
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced two recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to Enrichment Services Program, Inc. for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The awards total $10,111,545 to support programs that promote early learning and development, health, and well-being for low-income families.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) secured $1.5 million for the Georgia Family Connection Partnership in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Resources, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which was approved by the House Appropriations last week and will now be considered by the full U.S. House of Representatives.