Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


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.

More on Education

Mar 8, 2016 Press Release

ELLAVILLE, GA – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) was joined by Adam Hathaway, Superintendent of Schley County Schools; Todd West, Principal of Schley County Middle High School; as well as staff and students from the Schley County School District at the Schley County Middle High School Library to welcome a donation of books from the Library of Congress. The donated books will provide students from 6th through 12th grade with challenging reading materials, build a broader library collection at the school, and encourage out-of-classroom learning.

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

FORT VALLEY, GA— Today, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack announced $18 million in grants will be available to strengthen research and teaching at historically black land-grant universities. The grants are available through the 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants program administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Feb 17, 2016 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 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition. 

Dec 22, 2015 Press Release

Fort Valley, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes Dr. Paul Jones as the new President of Fort Valley State University (FVSU). The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Jones as FVSU’s president after the strong recommendation by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Hank Huckaby.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes the University System of Georgia appointment of Dr. Arthur Dunning as the President of Albany State University (ASU). Dr. Dunning has served ASU as interim president since November of 2013.

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that both Albany and Macon were selected as two of 27 participants in ConnectHOME, a nationwide U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Digital Opportunity Demonstration Program pilot initiative that will accelerate broadband adoption by children and families living in HUD-assisted housing. Albany and Macon were selected through a competitive process that took into account local commitment to expanding broadband opportunities in the community.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Macon Arts Alliance an Our Town grant of $134,370. The funds will support the Alliance’s efforts to establish an artist residency program and cultural plan for the Mill Hill neighborhood. The Our Town grant program supports creative projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

FORT VALLEY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Fort Valley State University (FVSU) a $399,049 grant to examine the effect of toxins or toxic chemicals on the environment and living organisms. The funds will be used to support toxicology research and instruction at FVSU.

Apr 23, 2015 Congressional Record Statement

Mr. Bishop of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in proud recognition of 1890s Day, which commemorates an influential piece of legislation that took effect 125 years ago yet is still very relevant today.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is strongly encouraging the young men and women from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to seek nominations to the United States service academies, which can provide an all-expense paid college education along with leadership training for military service to the nation. Nominations are available for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.