Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the subcommittee's passage of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bill:

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. H.R. 987, which was approved on a vote of 234 to 183.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced the Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act H.R. 2620, to fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other eye conditions.  The bill also lays the groundwork for a new financial instrument speeding treatments and cures across the spectrum of disease and disability.

Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.  

Nov 28, 2018 Press Release
COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $2,788,570 grant under the Health Center Cluster Grant Program to Valley Healthcare System in Columbus, Georgia.
 
Nov 21, 2018 Press Release
TALBOTTON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development agencies have awarded $176,000 in loans and $50,000 in grants for two projects in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia. This award is part of a package of $503 million in USDA Community Facilities Health Care investments for 61 projects nationwide to help improve health care infrastructure and services in rural communities.
 
Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the conference report for the second FY19 “minibus” government funding package and continuing resolution (H.R. 6157). A minibus bill is a package of appropriations measures and provides funding for a number of, but not all, government departments, programs, and agencies, while a continuing resolution provides continued funding at current levels for agencies not otherwise covered by a minibus or individual appropriations measure.
 
Sep 20, 2018 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to five health centers across Georgia’s Second Congressional District through HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
 
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the conference report for the first FY19 “minibus” government funding package (H.R. 5895). A minibus bill is a package of appropriations measures and provides funding for a number of, but not all, government departments, programs, and agencies. The minibus conference report passed today includes the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) FY19 Appropriations Acts.
Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) were joined by Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) in introducing groundbreaking “Eye Bonds” legislation, the Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act (H.R. 6421), to fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other eye conditions.
 

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