Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Jul 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) today applauded action taken by the U.S. House of Representatives to override President Bush’s veto of legislation that would have prevented an 11% pay cut to doctors who treat Medicare patients. The House vote of 383 to 41 surpassed the two-thirds majority required to override a presidential veto.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that the SOWEGA Council on Aging (COA) will soon receive a $245,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which it plans to put toward building a new senior center.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Sanford Bishop today released the following statement on the Gaibler Peanut Loan Rate Cut proposal:

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bill honoring the legacy of the United States Infantry with the minting of a commemorative coin. Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), who represent the “Home of the Infantry,” Fort Benning, in Congress, served as the legislation’s lead Democrat and Republican co-sponsors, respectively.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop yesterday backed an Emergency Appropriations bill that includes funding for an extension of unemployment benefits and a landmark expansion of the GI Bill of Rights. The bipartisan legislation was backed by Democrats, Republicans and the White House and was approved by a vote of 416-12.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – A bill that includes over $1.25 million secured by Congressman Sanford Bishop for seventeen Second District organizations gained the approval of the powerful House Appropriations Committee yesterday.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop announced today he has secured $855,000 for Hydrillia control at Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam on Lake Seminole. The funding was included in the FY 2009 Energy and Water Appropriations bill approved yesterday by the House Appropriations Committee, of which Bishop is a member.

Jun 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington – U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop today applauded the passage of a revised version of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill which includes $350 million to replace Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning.  Bishop noted that the latest version of the bill was negotiated and supported by Democratic and Republican leaders and the White House.

May 1, 2008 Press Release

Encourages experienced service members to join the Selected Reserves by providing 180 days of free health coverage

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