Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Aug 31, 2016
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) in recognition of his support of pro-growth policies during the 114th Congress. The award was presented during a meeting of the Georgia State House of Representatives’ Military Affairs Study Committee held at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Georgia, just outside of Fort Benning.

“It is an honor to earn this award from the U.S. Chamber, particularly in a forum that brings together our military, business, and community leaders,” stated Congressman Bishop. “It is vital that we preserve our military installations in Georgia and expand business development opportunities for local communities, and I stand committed to continued work on these goals.”

The meeting at the National Infantry Museum was hosted by the Georgia State House of Representatives’ Military Affairs Study Committee. In addition to members of the Georgia House of Representatives, the meeting included Congressman Sanford Bishop, local elected officials, military and community leaders, and members of the local and national chambers of commerce. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) also participated in the afternoon session of the meeting. Attendees examined and discussed how best to protect and support Georgia’s military installations now and in the future.

Congressman Bishop spoke yesterday with the Study Committee as it examined similar issues surrounding the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia. Congressman Bishop also joined Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA) in the Study Committee’s meeting at Robins Air Force Base at Warner Robins, Georgia on Wednesday, August 10.

Congressman Bishop has long served as a champion for both the business community in Georgia and for Georgia’s service members and veterans. He currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs and as Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus.

The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of every size, sector, and region.