Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced two recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to Enrichment Services Program, Inc. for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The awards total $10,111,545 to support programs that promote early learning and development, health, and well-being for low-income families.
 
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) applauded last week’s $13,435,552 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Georgia Department of Community Health in Cordele for testing and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The funds were made possible by the American Rescue Plan’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP).
 
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce two grants awarded to organizations in Donalsonville to help Southwest Georgia respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:
 
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) secured $1 million in funds for the Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, GA to purchase two mobile clinics. These clinics will be part of the Mobile Medical Units Program to help improve rural healthcare in Southwest Georgia. The funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which was approved today by the House Appropriations Committee.
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which was approved by the House Appropriations Committee today, includes $1.1 million for the Caregivers Database Program at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) in Americus, Georgia.
 
Jun 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Vice Chair of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon/VA) Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in support of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 MilCon/VA appropriations bill. The funding bill is the product of months of bipartisan collaboration and provides $279.9 billion for programs which represents an increase of $28.1 billion – more than 10 percent – above 2021.
Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, March 19, 2021, Representatives Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01) introduced H.R. 2080, the Seniors Access to Vaccines Ensured (SAVE) Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill will create a temporary Medicare non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) benefit during the length of the public health emergency to transport seniors to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Mar 11, 2021 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 after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest coronavirus relief bill, into law:

“Today, help is on the way for Georgians. Between the economic aid and the comprehensive vaccination plan, the American Rescue Plan Act will help bring us through the coronavirus crisis much faster.”

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 after the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 842:

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