Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Dec 4, 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 on the United States Department of Agriculture’s finalized rule to tighten restrictions on the eligibility of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) for benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

Nov 15, 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. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act:

Jul 25, 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 House passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act on a vote of 284-149. This agreement suspends the debt ceiling until July 31, 2021 and permanently ends the threat of sequester, which results in massive cuts to defense and non-defense spending.

Jul 18, 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 the following statement on the passage of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act by a vote of 231-199:

Jun 13, 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 the following statement regarding the 1890’s Land-Grant Institutions Agriculture Scholarship Celebration:

May 30, 2019 Press Release
ALBANY, 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 issued the following statement after the third time a House GOP member objected to unanimous consent to pass the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, keeping the bill from going directly to the President’s desk:

Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.  

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement after the House approved H.R. 7, 242 to 187. The Paycheck Fairness Act introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), will strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and close loopholes that have allowed many employers to avoid responsibility for discriminatory pay:

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request:

“Yesterday, the President released his FY 2020 Budget Request. Similar to the past years, it proposes increases to defense spending at the expense of vital domestic programs. Having a better equipped and more prepared military is integral to our national defense; however, we must prioritize both our non-defense and defense needs.

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) released the following statement after the President announced he would sign legislation that will temporarily reopen our government after 35 days of being shut down.

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