Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


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Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—This afternoon, Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues in introducing the “Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2004,” which if enacted would extend authorization of Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code.  Chapter 12 provides a valuable bankruptcy option that allows struggling family farmers to reorganize their debt and protect their farms.

Sep 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. As the new fiscal year begins, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says Republican majority leaders in Congress are not doing enough to slow down the runaway deficit that “threatens to prolong the country’s economic slump and undermine the security and well being of every American.

The new fiscal year began at midnight, October 1, when the old budget expired and a new budget cycle got underway.

May 1, 2003 Press Release

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved funding to assist planning and development efforts of four Georgia Regional Development Centers based in Americus, Camilla, Columbus, and Valdosta, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.

Receiving EDA investments of $52,000 each are the South Georgia Regional Development Center, Valdosta; the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Development Center, Columbus; the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center, Camilla; and the Middle Flint Regional Development Center, Americus.

May 1, 2003 Press Release

With the May 30 deadline fast approaching, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop is urging residents of eight southwest Georgia counties who suffered property losses as a result of the recent tornadoes to apply for federal Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans as soon as possible.