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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today after the House, in a 392 to 31 bipartisan vote, passed the bipartisan Senate-passed legislation addressing student loan rates, which doubled on July 1st, sending the bill to the President’s desk for his signature.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) took action to force an up-or-down vote by signing a discharge petition to bring up a bill he has cosponsored, H.R. 1595: the Student Loan Relief Act of 2013. The bill would freeze the interest rate on these loans at 3.4% for the next two years, giving Congress time to enact comprehensive student loan reform as part of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, many students across the nation are burdened with rising student loan debt. In an effort to keep college loans affordable, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) has signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1595, the Student Loan Relief Act of 2013, which would extend the current subsidized Stafford student loan rate of 3.4% for two years. If action is not taken, the interest rate will double to 6.8% on July 1, 2013 due to the expiration of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act enacted in 2007 and extended for one year in 2012.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to restart outreach and admission activities at the Turner Job Corps Center in Albany, Georgia and at Job Corps centers nationwide. This step will allow the Job Corps centers to quickly enroll students once the enrollment freeze is lifted.
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
LEESBURG, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) attended and spoke to students at Lee County Middle School during their GCEE Capital Hill Stock Market Challenge regarding the importance of education and economics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued remarks to the Congressional Record regarding the dangers of the impending sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts, which are due to go into effect on March 1, 2013. Below you will find the text of the statement submitted for the Congressional Record.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
“The President summarized the nation’s stark challenges in an impressive and measured speech this evening. The President believes, as I do, that the economy grows when the middle class is strengthened—that when small business and our infrastructure are supported, jobs are created—and that the only way to balance our budget is to reach across the aisle and come to an agreement.
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today announcing the awarding of a new $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to bolster the arts in underserved populations. Over 150 organizations across the country received a combined total of $1.5 million in grants through the Challenge America Fast-Track program.
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) toured Lincoln Elementary Magnet School in Albany, Georgia, met with cafeteria staff, ate lunch with the students, and held a media availability regarding the changes made to the lunch program at Lincoln Elementary Magnet School and schools throughout the entire nation. USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Deputy Regional Administrator Erin Swanson–Hall, USDA Deputy Director of the Special Nutrition Program Steve Hortin, and Dougherty County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joshua Murfree, Jr.