Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

In The News

Jul 21, 2011 In The News

By Daniel Newhauser
Thursday, July 21, 2011

After the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in January, Members began looking into ways to secure their district offices. Now, some Democrats are questioning whether House leaders will give them enough money to do so.

Jul 21, 2011 In The News

By Romney Smith
Thursday, July 21, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2), fought to protect the benefits of U.S. Veterans by offering a Motion to Recommit amendment to H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011.

Jul 21, 2011 In The News

By Jamie Dupree
Thursday, July 21, 2011

When the budget bill for the Congress comes to the House floor as early as today, Republicans will prevent a wide open debate on the measure, even though they spent much of the last four years railing against similar moves by Democrats.

Jul 13, 2011 In The News

On behalf of the nearly 900,000 workers in the U.S. forest products industry, Donna Harman, the President and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) commended recently the action taken by U.S. Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.

Jun 21, 2011 In The News

By Terry Lewis

ALBANY, Ga. — Nearly 90 diverse members of the Southwest Georgia community gathered at Albany Technical College Monday evening to take part in a deficit reduction workshop conducted by U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Albany, and the bipartisan Concord Coalition.

Jun 20, 2011 In The News

By Tayleigh Davis
June 20, 2011


Along with the heat, the drought has been a huge problem for homeowners and farmers.

Congressman Sanford Bishop is joining the governor's office in making a disaster declaration.

Bishop says he's already asked the Secretary of Agriculture to get involved in helping southwest Georgia.

Jun 6, 2011 In The News

June 6, 2011

As the Iraqi War comes to an end and the draw down of forces in Afghanistan begins, many newly released veterans will flood an already tight job market. In preparation for these new job seekers, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, D-Ga., is leading the House's effort to pass bipartisan legislation to help veterans gain employment after leaving the service.

Jun 6, 2011 In The News

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ronquel Robinson was discharged from the U.S. Army in early 2008 and headed to Atlanta to learn video production.

The newly minted veteran had no idea what awaited after he completed two years of classes recession, a slow job market and double-digit unemployment.

May 10, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Georgia farmers and the lawmakers who represent them want to make sure that federal regulators don’t make it more difficult to spread pesticides on their land.

May 2, 2011 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. has been recognized by Military Spouse Magazine for his work on behalf of military families and a commitment to help those serving in the armed forces.

Bishop, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes south Columbus and Fort Benning, received the honor during the magazine's annual Military Spouse of the Year Luncheon.