Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Housing and Community Development

It is vital that individuals and families have access to the American Dream – namely, homeownership.  I support legislation to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stop predatory and irresponsible mortgage loan practices, increase the supply of affordable housing, expand veteran and rural housing opportunities, promote fair housing education and enforcement activities, and finance community development initiatives.

More on Housing and Community Development

Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) successfully directed $7.2 million to Albany-area projects in this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The City of Albany will get $5.2 million to expand Driskell Park’s facilities as well as revitalize the Ritz Cultural Center, a historic landmark.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) successfully directed $500,000 to the Urban League of Greater Columbus for the revitalization and beautification of its historic headquarters. The project will preserve the architectural and cultural character of the building as well as ensure the safety of the facilities so that the organization can better assist the public.
Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest coronavirus relief bill, into law:

“Today, help is on the way for Georgians. Between the economic aid and the comprehensive vaccination plan, the American Rescue Plan Act will help bring us through the coronavirus crisis much faster.”

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 842:

Feb 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest coronavirus relief bill:

Feb 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04), Member of the same subcommittee, and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement after introducing the Broadening Online Opportunities through Simple Technologies (BOOST) Act in the House of Representatives:

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 133, the emergency COVID-19 relief and the FY21 funding bill by the full U.S House of Representatives:

Dec 1, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement in support of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) as a candidate for the Secretary of Agriculture in the Biden Administration:

Oct 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the passage of the updated Heroes Act by the full U.S. House of Representatives:

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