Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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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.

May 1, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)

To The Editor:

I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to and correct the numerous false assertions of the Letter to the Editor written by Lake Adams, which appeared in the Saturday, April 24 edition of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.

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.

Jan 20, 2009 Op Ed

Just a few short years ago, who would have thought our next president’s name would be Barack Obama?  Who would have thought that an African American man born in Hawaii with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya would become the leader of the free world?  President-elect Obama’s story is one that defies all odds.   It is a story of overcoming adversity and persevering against doubt.  It truly is a story of hope.

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.

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.

May 1, 2004 Press Release

Albany, GA. - Grace Hunt, a senior at Crisp Academy is the winner of the 2004 Congressional Art Competition in Georgia’s Second District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced today Friday May 7th. The winning entry, entitled “Cousins” will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol, along with the winning entries from other Congressional districts across the country.

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