Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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More on Health Care

May 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies expressed outrage at the allegations levied against the Department of Veterans Affairs claiming that administrative cost-cutting led to denials in service to veterans:

May 7, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant awarded to Albany State University (ASU) through the National Institute of Health (NIH). Through the Understanding Non-Covalent Interaction in Carbon Nanotube/Anticancer Drug Conjugate project, Dr. Yixuan Wang and ASU students will research anti-cancer drug resistance.

Sep 30, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies opposed House Amendments to Senate Amendment to House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 59, the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The measure, as amended, links the continued funding for most government operations through December 15, 2013 to a one-year delay of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, H.J. Res.

Apr 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) spearheaded a bipartisan letter with Congressman Peter King (R-NY) in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). The funds will be directed to identify new methods to diagnose prostate cancer, develop new targeted Medicare and vaccines, and increase access to clinical trials. Seventy-one of his colleagues, including Congressman King, signed the letter in support of the initiative.

Oct 29, 2012 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02 joined Joel Wernick, CEO of Phoebe Putney, Dorothy Hubbard, Mayor of Albany, the Albany Chamber of Commerce, the Dougherty County Commission, the Albany City Commission, as well as management and staff of Phoebe Putney at the ribbon cutting for Phoebe Putney’s new digestive health center in Albany Georgia.
Sep 20, 2012 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today announcing the awarding of a Fiscal Year 2012 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the New Horizons Community Service Board based in Columbus, GA. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grants are used to promote quality behavioral health programs that focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

Jun 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced their 5 to 4 vote to uphold the Health Care law.

Feb 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined a bipartisan majority of colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in supporting H.R. 3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act, legislation that seeks to extend the 2 percent payroll tax cut through the end of the year, as well as provide jobless benefits for the unemployed and preserve the reimbursement rate for doctors who serve Medicare patients. The legislation passed in the House on a 293-132 vote.  

Jan 13, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the availability of $20.6 million in grant funds for the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Adult program.  The purpose of these grants is to provide an employment-centered approach to reintegration. 

Dec 9, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today voted to prevent scheduled cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors and to maintain the current Medicare rates doctors are paid through 2011. Absent this action by Congress, the rates were scheduled to be cut by 25% on January 1.