Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop last night participated in a bi-partisan effort to defeat an amendment to the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that would have cut funding for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) and severely crippled the Fort Benning-based program.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. announced that Albany State University has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to receive funding under the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program. The grant, which is anticipated to be for a period of five years, will provide $3,454,282 to the school for fiscal year (FY) 2008.

Jun 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, announced today that the full House of Representatives has approved the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.

May 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Georgia’s Second District Congressman, Rep. Sanford Bishop, considers meeting the men and women of the U.S. Military to be “part of the job” but, usually, he meets brigades or platoons at a time, or hosts military representatives in his Capitol Hill office to discuss specific legislative issues. So, yesterday was particularly special for both the Congressman and Spc.

May 1, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia’s Second Congressional District, today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to improve benefits and services for America’s veterans.

Apr 9, 2007 Speech

On Monday, April 9, 2007, Congressman Bishop delivered the following remarks at a Send-Off ceremony for the 1230th Transportation Unit, Army National Guard:

Good morning.

Apr 1, 2007 Press Release

Columbus, GA. - Today, ConAgra Foods. Inc. announced that it will renovate and install new state-of-the-art equipment before it reopens the Sylvester, GA facility where its recalled peanut butter products were produced. Additionally, it has created a new executive position, Vice President of Global Foods Safety, to bring additional focus and leadership to the area of product safety and design.

Apr 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia’s Second Congressional District, announced that the U.S. House of Representatives approved by a vote of 394 to 25 the Water Resources Development Act (or WRDA).

Mar 1, 2007 Congressional Record Statement

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.  Synovus, a diversified financial services holding company based in Columbus, GA, recently was named by Forbes magazine to their Platinum 400 List of America’s Best Big Companies.

Mar 1, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, in the wake of a severe weather system that caused excessive rain, hail, and tornadoes resulting in numerous fatalities and structural damage to buildings, Governor Sonny Perdue declared a State of Emergency for the following second congressional district counties: Baker, Clay, Stewart, Sumter and Taylor.

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