Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Jobs and the Economy

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Jul 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) testified in the Committee of Natural Resources legislative hearing in support of H.R. 5472, the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Resignation Act. Congressman Bishop is the original cosponsor of H.R. 5472 and the bill is supported by the entire Georgia delegation. The hearing is one of many steps towards the bill becoming law and the creation of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. Congressman Bishop’s full testimony is below:

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Moving Forward Act by the full U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) sent a letter to Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to ask why Georgians are experiencing long delays or unable to access Unemployment Insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many citizens to lose their jobs.

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:

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. and the U.S. Census Bureau will be hosting three 2020 Census Job Fairs for constituents interested in earning some extra money while helping their community ahead of the 2020 Census count in April.

Pay starts at $14 an hour. Census takers in Middle and Southwest Georgia will primarily follow-up with non-respondents. 

Dec 19, 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 passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 385-41:

Dec 11, 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 H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 260-165:

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