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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) railed against the choice of the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives to focus on debating and passing House Resolution 676, a resolution authorizing the U.S. House to sue the President of the United States:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, supported a measure to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) provides mail delivery service six days a week. Supported by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, National Association of Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the amendment was successfully attached to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Financial Services government spending bill during the Appropriations Committee mark up.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Peanut Caucus heralded the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Agriculture Appropriations government spending bill out of the full committee, claiming a win for the pecan and other tree nut industries. As passed, the bill ensures that no unnecessary requirements or harmful regulations will be placed on the industries, allowing growers, shellers, and harvesters to continue business as usual:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) proudly heralded the win for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) as the full United States House of Representatives approved by a vote of 412 to 4 the conference report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The conference report fully authorizes all components of the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which involves the deepening of 30 miles of the Savannah River to improve shipping access to the Savannah Harbor.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker, it is my great honor to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Erin Daly and the rest of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program team at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for being selected to receive a 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary’s Honor Award in the category of “assisting rural communities to create prosperity so they are self-sustaining, repopulating, and economically thriving.” The team and its program leader, Dr. S.
(Published in the Albany Herald)
I want to address the claims made in Mike Sabot’s letter to the editor in the June 10 edition of The Albany Herald. Contrary to the the claims in the letter, the result of the bill that Congressman Bishop signed (HR 1416) does not weaken ethics reform. Its intended purpose is to improve the Office of Congressional Ethics’ processes and ensure fairness. Nothing in it diminishes the standards of ethics for members or changes the punishment process for unethical behavior.
It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area over the past 15 years, agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and still 1 out of 7 Georgians works in agriculture, forestry, or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau. They contribute to the production of staple commodities included in some of our nation’s most commonly-used products. In fact, Georgia leads the nation in peanut, poultry, and pecan production, and is among the top producers of cotton, corn, eggs, and tomatoes.