BISHOP NOMINATED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) was nominated by the House Appropriations Committee to become Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for the 116th Congress (2019-2020). Bishop also will be re-joining the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee. Before the nomination is finalized, it must be formally approved by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as well as the House Democratic Caucus.
“It is a great honor to be nominated as the Chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee,” said Bishop. “Agriculture is a key component of Georgia’s economy, and I look forward to serving in this position so that I can fight for our farmers, promote rural development, and ensure that our nation’s food supply and our medicines are safe now and into the future.”
“Georgia agriculture contributes more than $71 billion annually to the state and national economy,” continued Bishop. “The Second Congressional District leads the state in peanuts, cotton, pecans, fruits, and vegetables, as well as family-owned timberlands. More importantly, 26 of the 29 counties I represent in Congress are rural. I have strongly supported rural development initiatives to help bridge the urban-rural divide and provide greater economic opportunities.
“The Second District also is home to two military bases where service members, and civil personnel work tirelessly to keep us safe. As a senior member on the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, I will continue to work hard for those who are serving now and the veterans that served before them.
“As a member on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, I will work with the financial services industry, ‘transaction alley’, to help the great state of Georgia, which leads the world in fintech - so we can continue to build upon our successes, create jobs and grow our economy for generations to come,” said Bishop.