Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Jul 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill, passed last night by the full House of Representatives, included $1,000,000 for a number of critically important projects throughout the Second Congressional District of Georgia.

Jul 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Through a concerted effort with representatives of the peanut industry, Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), Jim Marshall (D-Georgia), and John Barrow (D-Georgia) today announced the inclusion of the new Peanut Environmental Resource Stewardship (PERS) Program in the 2007 Farm bill, which passed today in the U.S.

Jul 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced passage of the 2007 Farm bill, which includes vital investments in our nation’s family farmers, renewable energy, rural development, and our most vulnerable citizens. The bill provides a five-year reauthorization of the farm, rural development, conservation, and nutrition programs administered by the U.S.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop last night participated in a bi-partisan effort to defeat an amendment to the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that would have cut funding for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) and severely crippled the Fort Benning-based program.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia to cease holding federal court in Thomasville:

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today announced that the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations bill by a vote of 268 to 150. Congressman Bishop voted in favor of the bill.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. announced that Albany State University has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to receive funding under the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program. The grant, which is anticipated to be for a period of five years, will provide $3,454,282 to the school for fiscal year (FY) 2008.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, announced today that the full House of Representatives has approved the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.

May 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Georgia’s Second District Congressman, Rep. Sanford Bishop, considers meeting the men and women of the U.S. Military to be “part of the job” but, usually, he meets brigades or platoons at a time, or hosts military representatives in his Capitol Hill office to discuss specific legislative issues. So, yesterday was particularly special for both the Congressman and Spc.

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