Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Jan 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced he is an original co-sponsor of the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Act. The legislation, which was introduced yesterday in the U.S.

Jan 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:

Jan 1, 2008 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta recently awarded $360,000 to Pepper Ridge Too, an affordable housing unit in Fort Gaines, Georgia through the Bank’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP).

Dec 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Steve Buyer (R-IN), along with Representatives Gene Taylor (D-MS) and John Shimkus (R-IL), today introduced a resolution that commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve.  The bipartisan resolution was introduced with over 230 original co-sponsors, more than half the current membership in the U.S.

Nov 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, the House of Representatives considered HR 3685, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which prohibits employers from hiring, firing, altering compensation, segregating, classifying, or refusing to refer an employee based on that person's actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Oct 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted upon legislation to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and provide health care to 10 million children, including 470,000 Georgia children.  The vote followed last week’s failed veto override of another version of the legislation.

Sep 11, 2007 Op Ed

It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area over the past 15 years, agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and still 1 out of 7 Georgians works in agriculture, forestry, or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau.

Sep 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today announced that the full House of Representatives passed the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007. The legislation aims to help communities better prepare for and mitigate the effects of catastrophic flooding.

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