Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Apr 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today voted in favor of H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act, which will provide tough new protections for consumers facing excessive credit card fees, sky-high interest rates, and unfair, incomprehensible credit agreements. Congressman Bishop is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

Apr 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today praised President Obama and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for designating 17 Georgia counties as a federal disaster area.

Apr 23, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced his support for a 46th Army Brigade Combat Team (BCT) which was scheduled to come to Fort Stewart in Liberty County, Ga. Earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that the Army will stop the growth of BCTs at 45 brigades, rather than the 48 brigades previously planned.

Apr 6, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced plans to tour the flood damaged areas of Southwest Georgia tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Last week, heavy rains caused widespread flooding in Southern Georgia, including the second district counties of Brooks, Calhoun, Decatur, Early, Lowndes, Mitchell, Baker and Miller.

Mar 26, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) released the following statement today regarding the passing of John Hope Franklin:

Mar 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced bi-partisan legislation to expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic site located in Plains, Ga. Proposed improvements include the creation of a park campground, development of a multi-use trail and enhanced facilities for the maintenance and curatorial functions.

Mar 9, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $173,852 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding to three Southwest Georgia fire departments. The funds, to be used for staffing, equipment and training, will be distributed as follows:

Mar 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA02) today announced the release of $1.3 million that will support Southwest Georgia Health Care in Richland, Ga. These funds, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the U.S.

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Mar 1, 2009 Congressional Record Statement

MR. BISHOP (GA). Madame Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1471, which will expand and revitalize the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, which is located in Plains, Georgia.

Feb 25, 2009 Press Release

“Last November, the American people demanded change both at home and abroad.

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