Congressional Record Statements
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a beloved educator, inspiring role model and gracious woman of faith, Mrs. Cecilia Arleen McIntyre Harbison. Sadly, Mrs. Harbison passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Mrs.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure and honor to extend my sincerest congratulations to Mrs. Helen Myers Long Cordell, a beloved citizen of Albany, Georgia, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday, March 18, 2012. On this special and momentous day, she will be honored by her family and friends at a celebration at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker and my colleagues, there are many times when we come to this floor and engage in heated debate, and we have heard some heated debate today. This so-called Cut, Cap, and Balance bill does just that.
Mr. BISHOP (GA). Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose Rep. SCOTT GARRETT’s amendment to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution. His proposal to erase funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services will effectively
eliminate all specific federal funding for libraries. Doing so would cut off access to information for millions of Americans.
Mr. BISHOP (GA). I thank the gentleman for yielding. While the Military Construction/VA portion of this bill is not cut as much as some other parts of the continuing resolution, the cumulative effect of this CR is really to hurt our veterans. The bill provides $74.2 billion, which is $2.4 billion below the FY 2010; $1.8 billion below the President's request.
MR. BISHOP (GA). Mr. Speaker, my wife Vivian and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the awful events in Tucson, Arizona last Saturday. First and foremost, our prayers are with Gabby Giffords, her family, her staff, and the other victims of this senseless tragedy.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Lena Baker. Today, her family dedicates her tombstone, 65 years after she was laid to rest at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Cuthbert, Georgia.
MR. BISHOP (GA). Mr. Speaker, I cannot in good conscience support today’s misguided efforts to repeal the new health reform law. It would be a significant step backwards both for the citizens of Southwest Georgia whom I represent as well as the entire nation.
Mr. Bishop (GA) – Madame Speaker, I rise today to honor Tommy Irvin an accomplished public servant and a personal friend. He is retiring after devoting over forty years to his state and country, serving as the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. Bishop (GA) - Madame Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a brave soldier, a dedicated citizen of Thomasville, Georgia, and a great American, U.S. Army Specialist Shannon “Chanen” Chihuahua, who selflessly gave his life while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.