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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), on behalf of the peanut and cotton industries, urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to use his discretion and not impose a 5.1% reduction to the marketing assistance loan to growers and buyers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) stood up for our nation’s furloughed federal employees and voted in favor of H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. The bill would retroactively compensate Federal employees furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, which began on October 1, 2013.
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies opposed House Amendments to Senate Amendment to House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 59, the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The measure, as amended, links the continued funding for most government operations through December 15, 2013 to a one-year delay of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, H.J. Res.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) opposed increasing hunger in America by voting against H.R. 3102, the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” which will cut basic food aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) by nearly $40 billion over ten years, denying nutrition assistance for nearly 4 million Americans next year. The measure was passed by a vote of 217 to 210.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, stood in support of Georgia’s pecan industry in regards to unfair tariff discrepancies. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Congressman Bishop called for fair pricing of pecan imports from the United States to India.
Cairo, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Tired Creek lake project in Grady County. Joined by the Grady County Commissioners, county officials, constituents, and fishing enthusiasts, Congressman Bishop marked the occasion as a great milestone, having personally been involved with the Tired Creek project for many years. Once completed, the 960-acre fishing lake will stimulate the regional economy and promote recreational tourism to Grady County.
ALBANY, GA — Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) and 204 of his Democrat House colleagues called on the House Republican Leadership to refrain from pushing more Americans into hunger. In a letter to Speaker Boehner, they implored him to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill that comes before the House of Representatives.
PERRY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined Tom McCall, Georgia House Agriculture Committee Chairman; John Wilkinson, Georgia Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman; Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture; Bo Warren, Director at the Georgia Department of Agriculture; Amy Oneacre, Policy Manager with the Georgia Department of Revenue; Jud Turner, Director at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division; Lt.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, offered a testimony in favor of the nomination of USDA Deputy Secretary Nominee Krysta Harden at the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. A picture of the Senate hearing and the text of Congressman Bishop’s testimony are below:
“Good morning Madame Chairwoman Stabenow, Senator Cochran, and members of the Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, the Farm Bill was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives by a series of ‘poison pill’ amendments that would weaken nutrition assistance for our nation’s poor. Today, a new and controversial version of the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, was reintroduced for a vote, completely dropping the historically included nutrition benefits. In protest, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.