Defense Authorization Act focuses on Force Protection and Personnel Benefits
WASHINGTON, DC—Standing up for the traditional definition of marriage, Congressman Sanford Bishop this afternoon voted in favor of the “Marriage Protection Amendment” (H.J. Res 106), which if enacted would amend the U.S. Constitution to recognize marriage solely as the union between one man and one woman.
WASHINGTON, DC—This afternoon, Congressman Sanford Bishop joined his colleagues in introducing the “Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2004,” which if enacted would extend authorization of Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code. Chapter 12 provides a valuable bankruptcy option that allows struggling family farmers to reorganize their debt and protect their farms.
WASHINGTON, DC—After reviewing the President’s most recent request for an emergency supplemental to address the devastation of Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne, Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, appealed to the Committee’s Chairman for more funds to address the growing agricultural crisis in South Georgia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. In the wake of hurricanes Francis and Ivan Congressman Sanford Bishop joined Governor Perdue and Members of Congress in asking President Bush for an expedited major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia. If granted, Georgians impacted by the hurricanes will be eligible for federal assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Sanford Bishop was proud to announce that Valdosta Technical College will receive $49,474 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to implement the “Road Map to Success” project.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Last night the Dougherty High Chorale received an overwhelming reception for their performance at the Gospel Extravaganza held at the Washington Convention Center. The gospel concert is a highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference which is holding it 34th session this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop offered the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that the phrase “under God” may remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited in public school classrooms:
Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction Appropriations spending bill (HR 4837) for fiscal year 2005, which contains $282,746,000 for projects in the state of Georgia.