Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jun 18, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) sent a letter to Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to ask why Georgians are experiencing long delays or unable to access Unemployment Insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many citizens to lose their jobs.

Bishop writes, “These problems have added to the anxieties that Georgians are facing about being unable to afford their rent or their mortgage, food and clothing for their families, and prescription drugs…We are in a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital that efforts are undertaken to address this breakdown so that the Georgia Department of Labor can effectively serve the citizens of our state.”

The full letter can be read here.