Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Health Care

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More on Health Care

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.

Apr 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 upcoming reopening of Georgia’s businesses:

Mar 31, 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 about a COVID-19 Resource Guide for his constituents:

Mar 27, 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 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) by a voice vote:

Mar 14, 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 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) by the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 363-40:

Dec 12, 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 a statement following the passage of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 230 to 192:

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