Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Nov 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Yesterday, Congressman Sanford Bishop signed a petition that would force the entire House of Representatives to consider a proposal that would give the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices on behalf of seniors enrolled in Medicare.  This provision was eliminated from the Republican Medicare legisla

Oct 1, 2004 Press Release

Defense Authorization Act focuses on Force Protection and Personnel Benefits

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Standing up for the traditional definition of marriage, Congressman Sanford Bishop this afternoon voted in favor of the “Marriage Protection Amendment” (H.J. Res 106), which if enacted would amend the U.S. Constitution to recognize marriage solely as the union between one man and one woman.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—This afternoon, Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues in introducing the “Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2004,” which if enacted would extend authorization of Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code.  Chapter 12 provides a valuable bankruptcy option that allows struggling family farmers to reorganize their debt and protect their farms.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—After reviewing the President’s most recent request for an emergency supplemental to address the devastation of Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, appealed to the Committee’s Chairman for more funds to address the growing agricultural crisis in South Georgia.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  In the wake of hurricanes Francis and Ivan Congressman Sanford Bishop joined Governor Perdue and Members of Congress in asking President Bush for an expedited major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia.  If granted, Georgians impacted by the hurricanes will be eligible for federal assistance.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Sanford Bishop was proud to announce that Valdosta Technical College will receive $49,474 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to implement the “Road Map to Success” project.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Last night the Dougherty High Chorale received an overwhelming reception for their performance at the Gospel Extravaganza held at the Washington Convention Center. The gospel concert is a highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference which is holding it 34th session this week.

Jul 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Congressman Sanford Bishop offered the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that the phrase “under God” may remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited in public school classrooms: