U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has voted to add $77.9 billion more to this fiscal year's budget to fight the war in Iraq, provide humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, strengthen homeland defense against terrorism, and help financially troubled U.S. airlines cover increased security costs.
While supporting an alternative proposal which he says would better protect health care providers and patients alike, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Thursday (3/13) voted against a bill to impose a "restrictive" $250,000 cap on medical malpractice cases because "it supercedes the laws of all 50 states and will not solve the problem of high insurance costs."
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop issued the following statement Thursday (3/20) in connection with the tornadoes that struck areas of Southwest Georgia:
Representative Sanford Bishop is scheduled to tour the areas of Mitchell County struck by the tornadoes Friday (3/21) afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. He will be accompanied on the tour by Mitchell County Commission Chairman Benjamin Hayward and Mitchell County Sheriff W.E. Bozeman. They will be flown over damaged areas in a Georgia State Patrol helicopter.
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop issued the following statement on the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its crew:
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:|