Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Jul 21, 2011 In The News

By Daniel Newhauser
Thursday, July 21, 2011

After the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in January, Members began looking into ways to secure their district offices. Now, some Democrats are questioning whether House leaders will give them enough money to do so.

Members’ Representational Allowances and the House Sergeant-at-Arms office face budget cuts, while House appropriators have proposed flat funding for the Capitol Police.

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 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the death of Talbot County Sheriff Herman Howard.  Prior to being elected Sheriff of Talbot County in 2008, Howard served as the Deputy Sheriff and county road superintendent of Talbot County.

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.

Jan 24, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today sent a letter to Governor Nathan Deal to highlight the possible adverse results from the Governor’s proposed changes to the Georgia Family Connection Partnerships (GaFCPs).  Governor Deal is proposing to consolidate and transfer appropriated funds away from the Department of Human Services and directing them to the Governor’s Office for Children & Families (GOCF).

Jan 12, 2011 In The News

By Larry Peterson
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

They say shooting of congresswoman won't wall them off from constituents

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was greeting guests at a barbecue Saturday when he learned someone had just shot one of his colleagues.

Kingston was stunned by news of the assault that left Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona critically wounded and six others dead.

But the Savannah Republican's annual event - held at an old tobacco warehouse in Alma and attended by about 400 people - continued as planned.

Jan 8, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today released the following statement on the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8):

"Vivian and I are deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, her staff, and her constituents.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were maliciously attacked and their families.  May the Grace of God be with them during this difficult time."

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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.

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