Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

In The News

May 1, 2011 In The News

"This is a historic moment for the U.S. special operations and intelligence communities. I highly commend the special operations units who undertook this mission and carried it out with no injuries to women or children inside the compound. The CIA and others in the U.S. intelligence community did a phenomenal job over several months in carrying out this assignment." U.S. Sen.

Apr 10, 2011 In The News

Under a clear blue sky on a red clay lot off Bass Road, the U.S. Army surgeon general joined local military and community leaders Friday to break ground on the new Martin Army Community Hospital.

Apr 7, 2011 In The News

The last decade hasn't been kind to majority-black congressional districts across the country.

Apr 6, 2011 In The News

Many members of Georgia's delegation in the U.S. House were busy laying blame this week in advance of the possible government shutdown.

Apr 5, 2011 In The News

ALBANY — With Democrats and Republicans haggling over proposed fiscal 2012 budget cuts and facing a looming government shutdown, the National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility's Erskine Bowles says now is the time to act in order for the nation to avoid financial calamity.

Apr 3, 2011 In The News

By Halimah Abdullah
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Military family caucus: Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, continued to press the case for improved treatment of military families. In a column co-authored with Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., the two lawmakers discussed why they came together to create the bipartisan Congressional Military Family Caucus.

Mar 29, 2011 In The News

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The specter of a massive peanut recall three years ago was but a distant shadow for those celebrating in the intermittent sunshine at the Peanut Proud Festival in Blakely, Ga., on Saturday.

Mar 28, 2011 In The News

March 28, 2011

As a nation, we tend to focus primarily on the service members who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the freedoms that we cherish. However, we often forget that the families they leave behind sacrifice just as much as our heroes do. These families are affected in countless ways, and we have an obligation to do right by them.

Mar 25, 2011 In The News

Friday, March 25, 2011

Columbus, GA – Georgia Senator Ed Harbison (D-15) says the veterans in Muscogee County and the Fort Benning area deserve a VA hospital, and that's why he is working with U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop to make national leaders aware of the growing need.

Mar 24, 2011 In The News

By Ben Wright
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Adding 180 new manufacturing jobs at Pratt & Whitney means a $10 million economic impact in annual salaries, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said Wednesday.