Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he says the House-passed Medicare reform bill agreement contains a number of positive provisions, U.S. Representative Bishop voted “no” after concluding the overall legislation is too “deeply flawed” and Congress could and should draft and enact a better version before the end of the 2003 session.

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop called on the U.S. House Wednesday (10/1) to accept the Senate version of a bill to increase the child tax credit because he says it represents “tax fairness that is at the very core of what we in Congress do to improve the lives of Americans.”

Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Thursday (10/2) voted for a bill to ban partial-birth abortions except in cases where the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.

Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

The National Infantry Association has awarded Georgia’s Second District U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop the Military Order of Saint Maurice, a medal given to individuals who make a “conspicuous contribution in support of the Infantry” while representing the “highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and dedication to duty.”

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although his effort to pay for increased Iraqi funding without adding to a projected record federal budget deficit was rejected, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop voted for a $88.6 billion supplemental appropriations bill for military and reconstruction operations in Iraq when the measure was taken up Thursday (10/9) by the House Appropriations Committee.

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he considers it a seriously flawed measure, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the House bill to increase military and reconstruction funding in Iraq and Afghanistan by $87 billion because it addresses critical needs of U.S. troops in harms way.

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release
ALBANY, GA. Franklin A. “Frank” Spooner, 49, of Albany, who assisted thousands of people throughout a widespread area of Southwest Georgia as a “case worker” on the Second Congressional District staff of U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop for nearly seven years, died Tuesday (10/27) after a long illness.

Sep 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has introduced a resolution to formally commemorate the “March on Washington” 40 years ago, an event that he says spawned greater “freedom, justice and equality for all Americans.”

Sep 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. The award-winning Dougherty High Chorale gave two performances in Washington, D.C. this week-one on Thursday (9/25) night at a gospel concert held at the Washington Convention Center and the other on Friday (9/26) afternoon at the U.S. Capitol.

Sep 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. As the new fiscal year begins, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says Republican majority leaders in Congress are not doing enough to slow down the runaway deficit that “threatens to prolong the country’s economic slump and undermine the security and well being of every American.

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