Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

Dec 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the “less-than-perfect” compromise over the energy bill now moving through Congress because it promises to reduce dependence on foreign oil; spur increased production of ethanol fuel from corn and biodiesel fuel from soybeans; lower gas prices at the pump, and promote job creation and a stronger economy.

Dec 1, 2003 Press Release

The Trinity Community Development Corporation (Trinity CDC), in Albany, Georgia has received a $3,975,300 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced. The award is made under HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.

Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he called it “better than nothing,” U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop said a “concurrent receipt” provision passed by the House Friday (7/11) fails to provide a fair deal for most of the 560,000 disabled military retirees who are currently denied disability benefits.

Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he says the House-passed Medicare reform bill agreement contains a number of positive provisions, U.S. Representative Bishop voted “no” after concluding the overall legislation is too “deeply flawed” and Congress could and should draft and enact a better version before the end of the 2003 session.

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Nov 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he fought to increase the funding levels for military housing, training and other construction needs, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the $9.3 billion Military Construction Appropriations Bill passed by Congress because it is “the best deal we could get this year.”

Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

The National Infantry Association has awarded Georgia’s Second District U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop the Military Order of Saint Maurice, a medal given to individuals who make a “conspicuous contribution in support of the Infantry” while representing the “highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and dedication to duty.”

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release
ALBANY, GA. Franklin A. “Frank” Spooner, 49, of Albany, who assisted thousands of people throughout a widespread area of Southwest Georgia as a “case worker” on the Second Congressional District staff of U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop for nearly seven years, died Tuesday (10/27) after a long illness.

Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although he considers it a seriously flawed measure, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the House bill to increase military and reconstruction funding in Iraq and Afghanistan by $87 billion because it addresses critical needs of U.S. troops in harms way.

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Although his effort to pay for increased Iraqi funding without adding to a projected record federal budget deficit was rejected, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop voted for a $88.6 billion supplemental appropriations bill for military and reconstruction operations in Iraq when the measure was taken up Thursday (10/9) by the House Appropriations Committee.

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Oct 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop called on the U.S. House Wednesday (10/1) to accept the Senate version of a bill to increase the child tax credit because he says it represents “tax fairness that is at the very core of what we in Congress do to improve the lives of Americans.”

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