Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Economy

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Jun 17, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) stood up for farmers and rural communities in voting against the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Act because it unfairly targeted the agriculture community. If signed into law, the bill would make draconian cuts to agriculture research programs, rural development programs and assistance for seniors and pregnant mothers who go hungry. The bill barely passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217 to 203.

Jun 9, 2011 Press Release

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) this week joined members of the Georgia delegation in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging him to designate 22 Georgia counties suffering from drought as Secretarial Disaster Areas. Farmers across Georgia have suffered major crop losses because of the extreme weather, and the Georgia USDA State Emergency Board recently listed which counties are suffering from extreme drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor as of June 2, 2011.

Apr 26, 2011 Press Release

Donalsonville, GA – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) toured downtown Donalsonville, Georgia today to see the damage caused by severe storms and subsequent fires earlier this month. Donalsonville Mayor Joe Burke, City Manager Marty Shingler, and business owners affected by the storm, joined Rep. Bishop on the tour.

Apr 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the House passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a government shutdown. H.R 1363, the Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 348 to 70, and the United States Senate passed the bill by voice vote. President Obama must now sign the bill into law.

Mar 31, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today voted to eliminate a costly and duplicative permitting requirement for the application of pesticides that would hurt local farmers and further stretch state budgets. The House passed H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 by a vote of 292 to 130. If signed into law, the bill would overturn the misguided court decision in National Cotton Council v. EPA.

Mar 23, 2011 Press Release

Columbus, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today toured the Pratt & Whitney Columbus Engine Center  to get a first hand account of the plant’s operation, and how it impacts the Columbus economy.  Pratt & Whitney recently announced that as part of the expanding operations at the plant, they will add more than 180 high-paying jobs in Columbus

Mar 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the Labor Department released the February Jobs Report, showing that the economy added 192,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%, the lowest since April 2009.  On Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor reported that Georgia’s unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent in January to 10.4%.

Feb 23, 2011 Press Release

Atlanta, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black today discussed the future of Georgia’s agriculture sector during a meeting at the Georgia Department of Agriculture office in Atlanta, Georgia.  At the meeting, both men highlighted what effect the looming budgetary pressures could have on Georgia Agriculture and pledged to work together on behalf of Georgia’s farmers.

Feb 14, 2011 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2012.

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