Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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May 1, 2005 Press Release

Stephanie Shopp, a senior at Deerfield-Windsor School is the winner of the 2005 Congressional Art Competition in Georgia’s Second District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop announced today. The winning entry, entitled “Hands” will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol, along with the winning entries from other Congressional districts across the country.

May 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford Bishop’s request for funding was granted when the FY’05 Supplemental Appropriations Conference funding included more then $518 million (MCLB) for the Marine Corps’ Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) program, which includes new funds to retrofit armored vehicles being used in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It is expected that approximately 350 LAV’s will be re

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Apr 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement today after participating in a Social Security Rally on Capitol Hill.  The rally was held to demonstrate unity in efforts to strengthen Social Security and oppose plans for privatization as the debate enters its next phase on Capitol Hill.  Today is the first day of the Senate Finance Committee hearings on Social Secur

Apr 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Yesterday in a vote of 306 to 97, the U.S.

Apr 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop today placed a debt clock in front of his Washington office in an effort to call attention to the nation’s mounting national debt.  The clock, which will be updated daily, currently reads $7.6 trillion, or $27,000 per person.

Apr 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Demonstrating his commitment to family farmers and small business owners throughout Georgia’s Second Congressional District, Congressman Sanford Bishop voted in favor of legislation that would permanently repeal the federal estate tax—also known as the “death tax”—that has been taxing the ability of individuals to pass on assets to their heirs.  Congressman Bishop cosponsored

Mar 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Yesterday Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee in passing the FY05 Defense Appropriation’s bill, which includes more the $196.87 million for defense projects in the second congressional district.  $132.7 million will go to the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base for the development and retrofitting of Amphibious Assault Vehicles

Mar 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 2005 Budget Resolution:

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Mar 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop announced today that a $200,700 Assistance to Firefighters Grant has been awarded to Newton-Baker Fire and Rescue by the Department of Homeland Security.

“I am very pleased to be able to announce that these funds will go towards the much needed purchase of a new firefighting vehicle for Baker County,” said Congressman Bishop.

Feb 1, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC. Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address.

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