(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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill which includes $1.5 million in funding for Southwest Georgia.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass H. RES. 385, a bipartisan resolution to celebrate the life and work of Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today joined with fellow Members of the Blue Dog Coalition in strong support of President Obama as he urged members of both the House and Senate to pass legislation requiring that any new mandatory government spending be matched with budget cuts or savings elsewhere.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) on Tuesday submitted testimony to an International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C., to explore the increase in Chinese tire imports in the U.S. markets.
Mr. Bishop (GA). Madame Speaker, I am pleased to co-sponsor this amendment to the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act to restore public access and transparency to the names of students and instructors at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC.
Mr. Bishop (GA). Madame Speaker, I rise in support of my amendment to H.R. 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
Albany, Ga. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced that Hans Perez of Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga., is the winner of the 2009 Congressional Art Competition. Perez’s work, “Guarding Freedom,” will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, along with the winning entries from other Congressional districts across the country.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on H.R. 1471, legislation to expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) spoke at the hearing, which was hosted by the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.