Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Jobs and the Economy

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Oct 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted $520,131 to the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe through its American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program.
 
Oct 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce four grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to higher education institutions across middle and southwest Georgia to help improve the educational outcomes of Black and minority communities.
 
Sep 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) led the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in adopting a bipartisan resolution designating July as National Blueberry Month. It was approved by a bipartisan, voice vote. The resolution was co-led with Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06).
 
Sep 9, 2021 Press Release
FORT VALLEY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) spoke at a local event highlighting the Build Back Better Budget. He noted that federal investments that promote manufacturing and buying electric vehicles can create good jobs as well as protect children and the environment from air pollution.
Sep 1, 2021 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – On Monday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Job Corps Caucus, visited the Turner Job Corps Center (TJCC) in Albany to discuss the importance of its federally supported programs which serve youth from Georgia and across America. Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country.
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.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) successfully directed $7.2 million to Albany-area projects in this year’s Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The City of Albany will get $5.2 million to expand Driskell Park’s facilities as well as revitalize the Ritz Cultural Center, a historic landmark.
Jun 29, 2021 Press Release
MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia, for a roundtable with community and business leaders to discuss the impact of SBA’s ongoing COVID-19 small business relief efforts, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
 
Jun 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in support of H.R. 2062, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, a bill he cosponsored. This bill would restore important and well-established workplace protections for older Americans that were weakened in 2009 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 247-178 and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

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