Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Oct 7, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) stood up for our nation’s furloughed federal employees and voted in favor of H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. The bill would retroactively compensate Federal employees furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, which began on October 1, 2013.

“Our nation’s federal employees are not political bargaining chips. They are a national treasure and should not be penalized for this unnecessary government shutdown,” said Congressman Bishop. “I am still concerned that the Majority refuses to end government shutdown by passing a clean government funding bill. In the meantime, I am proud to be able to support our federal employees and aim to fulfill our obligation to those who protect our borders, monitor our food supply, preserve our environment, maintain our national security, and perform all other services provided by our Federal Government.”

H.R. 3223 was approved by a vote of 407 to 0. It now goes to the United States Senate for its consideration.