WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop argued for the inclusion of his “Healthy Troops” Act as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4200). Introduced last week as H.R. 4346, the Healthy Troops Amendment would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct comprehensive hands-on physicals on all U.S. service members before and after they are deployed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the Defense Department’s ongoing violation of a 1997 law, Congressman Sanford Bishop introduced the Healthy Troops Act of 2004; which, if enacted, would guarantee that all service members receive a clinical medical examination before and after deployment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Passing the House by a vote of 357 to 65 Friday afternoon, the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (TEU-LU) contains $16 million for Georgia's Second District. The funding will go towards 22 high priority transportation projects in Southwest Georgia that Congressman Bishop submitted for funding.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The final version of the Defense Appropriations Bill includes funding for more than $149 million for projects that are to be carried out totally or in part in southwest Georgia, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced Wednesday (9/24).
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Sanford Bishop expressed his gratitude to the constituents of Georgia’s Second District as he was sworn in today as a member of the 109th Congress. The Oath of Office was administered by Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert during the opening ceremony held in the House chamber of the Capitol.
WASHINGTON, D.C. A wide range of southwest Georgia projects are included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the U.S. House Monday (12/8), the measure that covers funding for a substantial part of the federal government for the current fiscal year, Representative Sanford Bishop announced.
The Trinity Community Development Corporation (Trinity CDC), in Albany, Georgia has received a $3,975,300 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced. The award is made under HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hunger and homelessness grant awards for the Second Congressional District totaling $295,066.
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop says he voted for the “less-than-perfect” compromise over the energy bill now moving through Congress because it promises to reduce dependence on foreign oil; spur increased production of ethanol fuel from corn and biodiesel fuel from soybeans; lower gas prices at the pump, and promote job creation and a stronger economy.