Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CHAIRMAN BISHOP CONDEMNS CONTINUED HOUSE GOP DELAY OF EXPANDED DISASTER APPROPRIATIONS BILL

May 30, 2019
Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies issued the following statement after the third time a House GOP member objected to unanimous consent to pass the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, keeping the bill from going directly to the President’s desk:

“Once again, a single GOP member blocked disaster relief from passing the House by unanimous consent. I am enraged that political games continue to delay our communities’ recovery from catastrophic destruction.

“There is no excuse for repeatedly blocking a widely supported bipartisan, bicameral bill that provides vital aid for victims of natural disasters!

“The full House must pass the bill as soon as we reconvene on June 3rd.”
 
A summary of the bicameral, bipartisan disaster relief package is available here.
 
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