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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May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the release earlier today of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request:
“Budgets reflect values. They reflect a prioritization of scarce resources, and are a signal of what an administration does and does not care about.
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr (GA-02) applauds Special Master Ralph Lancaster, Jr.’s recommendation, issued yesterday, that the U.S. Supreme Court deny Florida’s request for a cap on Georgia’s water usage.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding last night’s storms in Middle and Southwest Georgia:

“My prayers go out to all those impacted by the terrible storms that swept through the Middle and Southwest Georgia region. The damage was significant, and my office stands open and ready to assist those affected.

Mar 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) took to the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives to support small businesses in Georgia’s brick industry by working to pass H.R. 4557, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act. Co-sponsored by Congressman Bishop, H.R. 4557 was approved by a vote of 238 to 163 and goes on to the Senate for consideration:

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release


Dec 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined with 359 Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to adopt the conference agreement on H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act -- a measure that reauthorizes $281 billion in guaranteed funding for highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years.

May 20, 2015 Press Release

ALBANY, GA— As a result of the drought beginning on August 19, 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and most private nonprofit organizations within the affected areas of the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia that June 15, 2015 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Ralph Paige, the Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (LAF):

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), who are leading the charge to repeal the controversial federal estate tax, this week introduced the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.