Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

May 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington, D.C.   Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop will argue for the inclusion of his "Healthy Troops"Act, as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 5122).  Introduced last as H.R. 4346 in the 108th Congress, the Healthy Troops amendment clarifies Congress' 1997 mandate  (PL  105-85, 10 U.S.C.

May 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington , D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that the fiscal year 2007 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains more than $6.6 million in research and conservation programs for Georgia ’s 2nd Congressional District.

May 1, 2006 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped shape the bill, which passed by a vote of 378 to 46.

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May 1, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the House of Representatives passed the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act for FY07. Bishop, who helped to craft the bill, voted for its passage last night. The final vote was 404 to 20.

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

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