Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

May 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop yesterday backed a bipartisan Farm bill that invests in improved nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and farm programs.

May 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today released the following statement on the House - Senate conference committee agreement on the Farm bill:

“Through months of veto threats and game playing by the White House, the Farm bill conference committee members managed to stand their ground and craft a bipartisan agreement on this bill.

Apr 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HJ Res 70, honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Army Reserve, which will be formally celebrated on April 23.

Apr 1, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Chamber of Commerce today presented  Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) with its prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth legislation during the second session of the 110th Congress.

Apr 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives marked Tax Day 2008 by passing the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008, legislation designed to help make the tax code easier to understand, level the playing field for middle class families, and stop taxpayer harassment by ending the private collection of federal taxes.

Mar 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA), along with Congressmen Steve Buyer (R-IN), Gene Taylor (D-MS), and Jeff Miller (R-FL), recently introduced HR 5609, a bill to provide 180 days of transitional health care for soldiers in the United States Military who choose to voluntarily separate from active duty and join the Selected Reserves (SELRES).

Mar 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that Open Arms, Inc.

Mar 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that Communities in Schools (CIS), Albany/ Dougherty, Inc., a dropout prevention organization, will receive a $199,544 grant from the United States Department of Education.

Mar 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to extend until April 18, 2008 the current farm policy pending negotiations of a new Farm bill. This follows two prior extensions of the 2002 Farm bill which was meant to expire on September 30, 2007.

Feb 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voided a 2003 agreement between the state of Georgia and the Army Corps of Engineers which allowed the state 65% more water out of Lake Lanier for use in metro Atlanta.

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