Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives marked Tax Day 2008 by passing the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008, legislation designed to help make the tax code easier to understand, level the playing field for middle class families, and stop taxpayer harassment by ending the private collection of federal taxes.
The Governors of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama came to Washington last year optimistic that a fair and far-reaching solution could be worked out to bring an end to this “water war.” I, too, was hopeful.
Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Madame Speaker, I rise today to recognize and commend a company that has made Columbus, GA, the Second Congressional District of Georgia and the United States proud. Aflac, Inc., a company that epitomizes corporate citizenship and responsibility towards its employees, recently was named by Forbes magazine to their Platinum 400 List of America’s Best Big Companies.
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that Open Arms, Inc.
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that Communities in Schools (CIS), Albany/ Dougherty, Inc., a dropout prevention organization, will receive a $199,544 grant from the United States Department of Education.
Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to extend until April 18, 2008 the current farm policy pending negotiations of a new Farm bill. This follows two prior extensions of the 2002 Farm bill which was meant to expire on September 30, 2007.
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA), along with Congressmen Steve Buyer (R-IN), Gene Taylor (D-MS), and Jeff Miller (R-FL), recently introduced HR 5609, a bill to provide 180 days of transitional health care for soldiers in the United States Military who choose to voluntarily separate from active duty and join the Selected Reserves (SELRES).
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today released the following statement on the President’s budget:
Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voided a 2003 agreement between the state of Georgia and the Army Corps of Engineers which allowed the state 65% more water out of Lake Lanier for use in metro Atlanta.
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address: