Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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Sep 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) led the House in adopting H.R. 3475, a bill he introduced with Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) that will name the new Department of Veterans Affairs’ community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia in honor of Colonel Robert “Bob” S. Poydasheff. The bill now proceeds to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
 
Sep 1, 2021 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – On Monday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) visited the Albany campus of Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia (MCG). The MCG is Georgia’s only public medical school, and the Albany campus is part of its mission to increase healthcare providers and expand healthcare access to rural, underserved areas.
Aug 24, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in support of legislation to protect voting rights and advance important infrastructure investments in the United States House of Representatives. Among the measures that the House approved today are H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, and S. Con. Res. 14, the budget resolution which was approved by the U.S.
Aug 13, 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, announced that the Biden Administration has made available up to $500 million in grants for two emergency rural healthcare assistance programs, Recovery Grants and Impact Grants, in response to COVID-19.
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) is pleased to announce two grants awarded to organizations in Donalsonville to help Southwest Georgia respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:
 
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 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.
 
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.
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.

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