WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Sanford Bishop expressed his gratitude to the constituents of Georgia’s Second District as he was sworn in today as a member of the 109th Congress. The Oath of Office was administered by Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert during the opening ceremony held in the House chamber of the Capitol.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hunger and homelessness grant awards for the Second Congressional District totaling $295,066.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. A wide range of southwest Georgia projects are included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the U.S. House Monday (12/8), the measure that covers funding for a substantial part of the federal government for the current fiscal year, Representative Sanford Bishop announced.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”