Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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May 16, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).  The legislation was approved by the House by a vote of 222 to 205.  Representative Bishop opposed the measure.

Apr 19, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), the Ranking Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the U.S.

Apr 16, 2012 Press Release

SAVE THE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

On Thursday, June 14, 2012

8:30am – 5:00pm

Please Join

the

Congressional Military Family Caucus

for a
 Military Family Summit

at the

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

Mar 27, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement of support for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program, a nationwide initiative which seeks to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.  On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Hiring Our Heroes initiative will host job fairs for veteran job seekers, transitioning active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military and veteran spouses.  The job fairs will take place in Chicago, Illinois; New York City, New York; and Fort Hood, Texas.

Mar 19, 2012 Press Release

Albany, GA -- Last week, Edward T. Rella, a 6-year U.S. Army veteran, officially joined the office of Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) as a Fellow through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  Since 2008, the U.S.

Feb 21, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) has co-signed a bipartisan letter from over 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe calling on him to institute a moratorium on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) discontinuance studies, which will determine if more than 3,600 post offices and other mailing facilities should be closed. The letter cites a Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) report that points to deep flaws with the data used by the USPS to determine which postal facilities should be considered for closure.

Jan 26, 2012 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that his office has been selected to participate in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  Since 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives has operated and funded the Wounded Warrior Program, offering full-time, two-year fellowships to injured and disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Dec 23, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the decision by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, and the House Republican Conference to agree to the passage of a bipartisan Senate bill that will extend the payroll tax cut, continue the distribution of unemployment benefits, prevent scheduled cuts in Medicare rates to doctors, and avert a tax increase on 160 million Americans:

 

Dec 14, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) offered the Motion to Recommit on the Conference Report on H.R.

Nov 16, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, provisions of the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, which was sponsored by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Patty Murray in the U.S. Senate, passed in the House by an overwhelming bipartisan majority vote.  Last week, the Senate passed this bipartisan initiative by a 95 to 0 vote.  The legislation now goes to the President for his signature.    

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