Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Oct 26, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1471, legislation to expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga. Congressman Bishop introduced the bipartisan legislation earlier this year.

Oct 14, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a $100,000 grant for the Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Area to establish lending programs for household water wells in rural Southwest Georgia.

Oct 7, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced today that the House of Representatives voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report. The bill includes more than $5.2 million ($5,223,000) in funding for projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

Oct 6, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a $100,000 economic development and business promotion grant to Fort Valley State University. The grants were awarded to 15 historically African-American land-grant educational institutions in 14 states.

Sep 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today praised the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the recent announcement of a $333 million contract to build a new hospital at Fort Benning.

Sep 30, 2009 Press Release

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.

Sep 22, 2009 Press Release

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.

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Sep 22, 2009 Press Release

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.

Aug 15, 2009 Speech

Congressman Bishop delivered the following remarks at the Health Care Town Hall events in Columbus, Fort Valley, Bainbridge, and Albany in August of 2009:

Aug 7, 2009 Press Release

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.

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