Congressman Bishop served in the U.S. Army long before becoming a Congressman, so he fully understands the sacrifices that our troops, our veterans, and their families endure. Consequently, Congressman Bishop supports efforts to improve the quality of life for the brave men and women who sacrifice to serve our nation, as well as the many veterans who have served us in the past.
He is well acquainted with how vital the 2nd District is to our defense as both Fort Benning (near Columbus) and Albany’s Marine Corps Logistics are within the district, where he is privileged to count thousands of military personnel and veterans among his constituency. His representing these military installations has given Congressman Bishop a primary role in addressing a wide-range of issues that affect our service men and women. He has also traveled to both Iraq and Afghanistan to visit the troops and see firsthand the remarkable work our young men and women are doing there.
He continues to support legislation regarding the effects that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are having on wounded warriors. Understanding the toll taken on those at home, he is working to determine and develop ways to address and resolve key issues that impact military families. As a Member of the Appropriations Committee provided more than $50.2 billion for veteran’s medical care. Additionally, he will continue to examine ways to lengthen the amount of time at home station between combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent burning out our troops. And he will look to plan ways to maintain a quality education and access to life-long learning opportunities for military children as they relocate from duty station to duty station.