Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Small Business

Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy.  I support legislation to establish a lending fund to provide community banks with capital to increase small business lending.  I also support investing in innovative state small business lending programs, providing tax incentives to purchase employee health insurance coverage, reducing regulatory burdens and unnecessary paperwork, and enacting measures to spur small business creation and new jobs.

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Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce two grants awarded to organizations in Donalsonville to help Southwest Georgia respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:
 
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 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) funding bill after its markup in subcommittee. It includes $29.1 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $4.8 billion over 2021. The bill now moves to the full Appropriations Committee 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:

Mar 11, 2021 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 after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest coronavirus relief bill, into law:

“Today, help is on the way for Georgians. Between the economic aid and the comprehensive vaccination plan, the American Rescue Plan Act will help bring us through the coronavirus crisis much faster.”

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 after the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 842:

Feb 27, 2021 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 after the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest coronavirus relief bill:

Dec 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 passage of H.R. 133, the emergency COVID-19 relief and the FY21 funding bill by the full U.S House of Representatives:

Dec 19, 2020 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 after receiving a briefing from FDA Commissioner Hahn and the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Dr. Peter Marks, on the details of FDA‘s efforts so far to review and authorize vaccines to prevent COVID-19:

May 28, 2020 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 his return to Washington, DC to participate in a Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing and vote on both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 related legislation—the first time the House has considered non COVID-19 legislation in nearly three months:

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