Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today released the following statement on the House - Senate conference committee agreement on the Farm bill:
“Through months of veto threats and game playing by the White House, the Farm bill conference committee members managed to stand their ground and craft a bipartisan agreement on this bill.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop yesterday backed a bipartisan Farm bill that invests in improved nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and farm programs.
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced that the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, which was taken up today in the U.S. House of Representatives, provides $350 million to replace Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH) at Fort Benning.
Encourages experienced service members to join the Selected Reserves by providing 180 days of free health coverage
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HJ Res 70, honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Army Reserve, which will be formally celebrated on April 23.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Chamber of Commerce today presented Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) with its prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth legislation during the second session of the 110th Congress.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives marked Tax Day 2008 by passing the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008, legislation designed to help make the tax code easier to understand, level the playing field for middle class families, and stop taxpayer harassment by ending the private collection of federal taxes.
The Governors of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama came to Washington last year optimistic that a fair and far-reaching solution could be worked out to bring an end to this “water war.” I, too, was hopeful.
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. Aflac, Inc., a company that epitomizes corporate citizenship and responsibility towards its employees, recently was named by Forbes magazine to their Platinum 400 List of America’s Best Big Companies.