Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

The House-passed $369.1 billion Defense Appropriations Bill contains $41.4 million for work on projects that will be done at military bases and by manufacturers located in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop said Wednesday (7/9).

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Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says a number of crucial education and health care programs are severely under-funded in an appropriations bill narrowly passed by the House of Representatives.

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Wednesday (6/18) voted to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, which he says is "politically misguided, morally unjustifiable, and downright un-American."

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a rural development grant of $99,641 to Stewart-Webster Rural Health, Inc. for the purchase of dental equipment for the new Quitman County Learning Center/Dental Clinic, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.

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Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Education has approved funding for Upward Bound programs based at three colleges in the Second Congressional District-- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Andrew College in Cuthbert, and Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus-to prepare low income high school students for college, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.

Jul 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. The House Appropriations Committee has approved funding for four transportation-related community development projects in southwest Georgia, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced Friday (7/25).

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, a longtime proponent of efforts to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag, voted for a Constitutional amendment Tuesday (6/3) that would allow Congress to restore flag protection laws-helping pass the measure in the House by a margin of 300-125.

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Thursday (6/12) voted for legislation to extend a $400 increase in the child tax credit to low income families who were excluded from the relief in the $350 billion tax cut package enacted by Congress earlier this year.

Jun 1, 2003 Press Release

Two fire departments in Georgia's Second Congressional Districts are among the first 219 grants to be awarded nationwide under the new federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.

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