Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resources Committee today unanimously approved H.R. 1471, legislation to expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) introduced the legislation earlier this year.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted today in favor of H.R. 3548, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, which will provide up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits to workers who are about to run out of benefits. This extension is targeted to those states with particularly high unemployment rates, where it is more difficult to find new jobs.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. Res. 765, which expressed condolences to the families of the individuals killed during the recent storms and flooding in the state of Georgia, as well as gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work to meet the needs of Georgia’s residents.
Congressman Bishop delivered the following remarks at the Health Care Town Hall events in Columbus, Fort Valley, Bainbridge, and Albany in August of 2009:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that he will hold a series of town hall meetings to discuss the very important issue of health care reform.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today departed Iraq following a Congressional Delegation visit and fact-finding mission, taken at the request of the House Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Defense.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined today with his Democratic colleagues and fellow Members of the Blue Dog Coalition to pass H.R. 2920, the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (“PAYGO”) Act. The bill marks a crucial step in bringing the federal budget under control by following the most basic of budgeting rules: don't spend money you don't have.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which includes $2.8 million in funding for six Southwest Georgia projects.
(Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
When President Obama took office, nearly 3.6 million Americans had lost jobs; millions more were working harder in jobs that paid less with fewer benefits. Nearly $8 billion in wealth was lost in retirement savings and the stock market.
Fighting for jobs and energy independence, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) voted today with the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The legislation will help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, create millions of new clean energy jobs, and protect the environment.