Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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Dec 22, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – 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 legislation to enshrine the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) benefit in the Medicaid law was included in the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 133):

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – 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 passage of H.R. 133, the emergency COVID-19 relief and the FY21 funding bill by the full U.S House of Representatives:

Dec 19, 2020 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 receiving a briefing from FDA Commissioner Hahn and the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Dr. Peter Marks, on the details of FDA‘s efforts so far to review and authorize vaccines to prevent COVID-19:

Dec 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine:

“Today, I received my first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine in compliance with government continuity guidelines. Additionally, because of my age and cancer remission, I am considered high risk should I contract the virus and am fortunate to be among the first to get the vaccine.

Oct 19, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – 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 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked a Trump Administration rule that would strip Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) away from millions:

Oct 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Trump and the First Lady’s diagnosis of COVID-19:

“I will keep the President, First Lady, and every American who has been infected with this terrible virus in my thoughts and prayers. This virus is not a hoax or joke. Wear a mask, follow CDC guidelines, and stay safe.”

Jul 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) achieved another victory in the road to protecting non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to vital health services – including dialysis services and COVID-19 tests – for Medicaid patients with no other means of transportation. Yesterday the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee bill included, at Bishop’s request, a statutory directive that would stop the Trump Administration from allowing states to eliminate NEMT.

Jun 29, 2020 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 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act by the full U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 23, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Vice Chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie requesting a new, more accessible location for the proposed Columbus Community-Based Outpatient Clinic that could be up and running in 30 days.

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