Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

May 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to improve benefits and services for America’s veterans.

Apr 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia’s Second Congressional District, announced that the U.S. House of Representatives approved by a vote of 394 to 25 the Water Resources Development Act (or WRDA).

Apr 1, 2007 Press Release

Columbus, GA. - Today, ConAgra Foods. Inc. announced that it will renovate and install new state-of-the-art equipment before it reopens the Sylvester, GA facility where its recalled peanut butter products were produced. Additionally, it has created a new executive position, Vice President of Global Foods Safety, to bring additional focus and leadership to the area of product safety and design.

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, in the wake of a severe weather system that caused excessive rain, hail, and tornadoes resulting in numerous fatalities and structural damage to buildings, Governor Sonny Perdue declared a State of Emergency for the following second congressional district counties: Baker, Clay, Stewart, Sumter and Taylor.

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford Bishop announced today that he is cosponsoring the Program for Real Energy Security or PROGRESS Act, which would initiate a major national effort to make our nation energy independent and advance our economic, national and environmental security.

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that the proposed FY 2007 Supplemental Appropriations bill contains language to provide $74 million for the payment of storage, handling and other associated costs for the 2007 crop of peanuts.   

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced today that the House of Representatives has approved its Fiscal Year 2008 budget resolution. Congressman Bishop supported the legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 216 to 210.

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the full House of Representatives passed the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health, and Iraq Accountability Act by a vote of 218 to 212. Congressman Bishop voted for the bill.

Feb 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr., of Georgia’s Second Congressional District released the following statement on the passing of fellow Georgian,  Congressman Charlie Norwood of Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District:

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