Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Press Releases

May 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop argued for the inclusion of his “Healthy Troops” Act as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4200). Introduced last week as H.R. 4346, the Healthy Troops Amendment would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct comprehensive hands-on physicals on all U.S. service members before and after they are deployed.

May 1, 2004 Press Release

Albany, GA. - Grace Hunt, a senior at Crisp Academy is the winner of the 2004 Congressional Art Competition in Georgia’s Second District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced today Friday May 7th. The winning entry, entitled “Cousins” will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol, along with the winning entries from other Congressional districts across the country.

Apr 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Passing the House by a vote of 357 to 65 Friday afternoon, the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users  (TEU-LU) contains $16 million for Georgia's Second District. The funding will go towards 22 high priority transportation projects in Southwest Georgia that Congressman Bishop submitted for funding.

Mar 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. The final version of the Defense Appropriations Bill includes funding for more than $149 million for projects that are to be carried out totally or in part in southwest Georgia, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced Wednesday (9/24).

Jan 1, 2004 Press Release

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.

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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

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.

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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.

Dec 1, 2003 Press Release

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.

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