Although he fought for more, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop described the $3.1 billion in drought relief aid approved by the House Thursday (2/13) as a "substantial" amount that can enable many farmers who have suffered severe weather-related crop losses to financially survive.
Georgia's Second District U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop was elected Thursday (1/9) to fill one of the two vacant seats open to Democrats on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has come out swinging for new federal emergency aid in the range of $5.9 billion for farmers who have suffered extreme crop and livestock losses due to drought and other weather-related disasters over the past two years.
|U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop issued this statement Tuesday night (1/28) following President Bush's State of the Union address:|