WASHINGTON, D.C. As the new fiscal year begins, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says Republican majority leaders in Congress are not doing enough to slow down the runaway deficit that “threatens to prolong the country’s economic slump and undermine the security and well being of every American.
The U.S. Justice Department has awarded funding to four counties in the Second Congressional District under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to help defray costs associated with the incarceration of criminal illegal aliens, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.
Five fire departments in Georgia's Second Congressional Districts are among the most recent grants to be awarded nationwide under the new federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced.
The following is a listing of Congressman Bishop’s District engagements for the week of August 3, 2003:
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
10:30 a.m., Cuthbert, Albany Technical College Adult Literacy Center, 109 Court Street, to tour the facilities and receive briefing on their efforts to promote literacy in Southwest Georgia;
Representative Bishop is scheduled to present a number of medals, including the Bronze Star, earned by a World War II veteran from our area, but were never received. The Congressman helped retrieve the medals from the National Personnel Records Center.
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced the following federal grants and funding allocations for recipients in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, which covers a widespread area of southwest Georgia:
U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop is holding a “Town Meeting” at the Columbus Technical College on Monday, August 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to assist faith-based organizations interested in providing federally funded community services.
Thomas University has been awarded a $27,825 federal grant to draft a comprehensive plan for achieving its priority goals for the future, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.
The funding is provided under the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program, the Second District Congressman said.
The U.S. Department of Education has approved funding for Upward Bound programs based at three colleges in the Second Congressional District-- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Andrew College in Cuthbert, and Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus-to prepare low income high school students for college, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.