Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Apr 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, signed onto a bill sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) prohibiting the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from closing or relocating any Farm Service Agency (FSA) county or field office until at least one year after enactment of the next Farm bill.

Jan 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop issued the following statement on the passing of Coretta Scott King:

"On behalf of the over six hundred thousand people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia, I extend our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family of Coretta Scott King.

Dec 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Sanford Bishop announced that $1.5 million has been made available to help southwest Georgia farmers conserve agricultural water supplies used for irrigation.  The funding will enable farmers to build irrigation water catchments or reservoirs or make necessary improvements to existing reservoirs and provide technical assistance to the landowners.  The funding also pro

Nov 1, 2005 Press Release

Experts will help Medicare beneficiaries and their advocates navigate new law

Nov 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that more than $36.1 million has been earmarked for Georgia's Second Congressional District in the 2006 Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2528)

Nov 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2419, the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act for FY06, which includes $2.5 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge and maintain the Apalachiacola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers.

Nov 1, 2005 Press Release

ALBANY, GEORGIA. During the week of Monday, November 28 through Friday December 2, 2005 Congressman Sanford Bishop and the Medicare Bus will be touring the Second Congressional District of Georgia, with representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Georgia Cares to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.

Nov 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington D.C.- Teaming up with the Medicare Bus and representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Congressman Bishop held the first two of eight "Medicare Prescription Drug Information and Sign-up Sessions" Monday at the Albany and Moultrie Technical Colleges.

Sep 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop proudly announces that this evening he will be presenting his constituent, Pamela Green-Jackson the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Unsung Hero award, for her ongoing and tireless efforts to combat childhood obesity. Having lost her only brother, Bernard, to obesity related illnesses in February, 2004, Ms.

Sep 1, 2005 Press Release

Congressman applauds relief efforts at Fort Benning  as he urges constituents to work with the American Red Cross.

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