Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Education

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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Dec 6, 2011 Press Release

Columbus, GA – On Friday, December 9, 2011, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Cassius Butts, and SBA Georgia District Director Terri Denison will co-host a small business forum at Columbus Technical College located at 928 Manchester Expressway in Columbus, Georgia.  The event is open to the general public, small business owners, local entrepreneurs, employees and members of the media.   

May 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today hailed the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to award rural development funds to the Fort Valley Utility Commission for water and waste disposal projects. The projects will improve the city's infrastructure by upgrading the water and sewage facilities in and around the Fort Valley State University (FVSU) campus.

Apr 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the Department of Labor released the March jobs report indicating that the economy added 216,000 jobs last month and the national unemployment rate dropped to 8.8%, the lowest level in two years. Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state unemployment rate in February edged down to 10.2% from a revised 10.3% in January.

Mar 2, 2011 Press Release

Arlington, VA – The Council for Agriculture Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET) awarded Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) the Congressional Champions Award for his years of tireless service on behalf of America's land-grant universities.  Congressman Bishop has been an advocate for land-grant universities since he came to Congress and secured millions of dollars for agriculture research in Georgia.

Feb 4, 2011 Press Release

Albany, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2), the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, today held a town hall meeting with service members and their families at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, GA.  At the town hall meeting, Service members and their families voiced their concerns with spousal employment, education, and health care issues, and gave Rep. Bishop ideas on how Congress can ease the stress of wartime service on military families.

Aug 10, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced his support for H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which passed the House today by a vote of 247 to 161. The bill, which is fully offset by closing tax loopholes and cutting spending, provides $10 billion for aid to local school districts to prevent layoffs in elementary and secondary schools, saving an estimated 161,000 education jobs nation-wide, and 5,700 jobs in the State of Georgia.

Dec 2, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record in support of H.R. 742, congratulating the Warner Robins Little League softball team from Warner Robins, Georgia, on winning the 2009 Little League Softball World Series. The resolution was agreed to by voice vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

Jun 28, 2009 Op Ed

(Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

When President Obama took office, nearly 3.6 million Americans had lost jobs; millions more were working harder in jobs that paid less with fewer benefits. Nearly $8 billion in wealth was lost in retirement savings and the stock market.

Consumer spending and commercial lending had drastically contracted. Health care and education costs escalated. Bankruptcies, consumer debt and foreclosures were exploding. The economy was on life support. Emergency action was needed.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Sanford Bishop was proud to announce that Valdosta Technical College will receive $49,474 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to implement the “Road Map to Success” project.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Last night the Dougherty High Chorale received an overwhelming reception for their performance at the Gospel Extravaganza held at the Washington Convention Center. The gospel concert is a highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference which is holding it 34th session this week. This is the second year that Congressman Bishop has hosted the Dougherty High Chorale for the event.

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