Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Apr 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a partisan budget by a vote of 235 to 193.

Mar 28, 2011 Op Ed

As a nation, we tend to focus primarily on the service members who willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms that we cherish. However, we often forget that the families they leave behind sacrifice just as much as our heroes do. These families are affected in countless ways, and we have an obligation to do right by them.

Jan 27, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2), Ranking Member of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today sent a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, Erik Shinseki, outlining his priorities for improving the performance of the VA, and providing the troops, veterans and their families with the resources they deserve.  Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson (R-TX) joined Rep. Bishop in sending the letter to Secretary Shinseki, as part of the subcommittee’s preparation for hearings later this year.

Jan 20, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, announced today his introduction of H.R. 333, the Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act.  This legislation will end finally the current policy that wrongfully prevents disabled veterans from receiving the full amount of compensation earned by them through their service and sacrifice to our country.  H.R. 333 has 72 original co-sponsors.

Dec 7, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – I applaud the bipartisan agreement on much-needed tax relief for all Americans. Now is not the time to raise taxes on any segment of the population while the economy remains so fragile. Raising taxes would stifle investment, impede job creation, and put severe financial strain on businesses and individuals.

Dec 2, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – I agree that the extension of middle income tax cuts is vital to the economic health of our nation, and I proudly support providing this much needed relief. Over 75% of American workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and they simply cannot afford the burden of new taxes. Furthermore, many of our nation’s seniors are on fixed incomes consisting of Social Security payments, supplemented by dividend and capital gains income. This measure will help ensure that seniors can make ends meet in this challenging economic environment.

Oct 15, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today announced his support for legislation to provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment. The legislation (H.R. 5987, the Seniors Protection Act) had been drafted in anticipation of the Social Security Administration’s announcement today that there will be no automatic Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for 2011.

Jun 30, 2010 In The News

By Larry Gierer
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It was announced today by Congressman Sanford D. Bishop that Neighborworks Columbus has been awarded an $87,750 grant.

"Recently, we have see tough economic times, and the grant for Neighborworks Columbus is great news for our community," said Bishop. "I have worked very hard to ensure this grant for Columbus and I look forward to seeing the improvements that will soon be made towards addressing the housing needs of Columbus."

May 12, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)

To The Editor:

Billy Smith’s May 8th letter to the editor, “Bill Was Rammed Through,” contains a number of inaccuracies that I would like to correct.