“Although I support a robust national defense and addressing our readiness needs, we must not do so at the expense of our non-defense programs and agencies,” Bishop said. Cuts to agriculture, student aid, job training, economic development and housing assistance, he said, would “directly harm rural America and the farmers that cultivate our food.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says the American Health Care Act proposed by Republicans would cost millions of Americans their health care coverage if enacted. Bishop has been a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act that the AHCA would replace.
After a monthlong delay caused by deadly storms that swept through Dougherty County and Southwest Georgia last month, the 21th annual King Day Dinner Celebration was finally held Monday evening at the HPER Gymnasium on the East Campus of Albany State University.
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr said he applauds Special Master Ralph Lancaster, Jr.’s recommendation, issued Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court deny Florida’s request for a cap on Georgia’s water usage.
In January, U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott achieved passage of the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act by a vote of 396-8 in the U.S. House of Representatives, a remarkable accomplishment in a contentious Congress. The bill still awaits Senate action, but in one key provision Congress authorizes a study of the river corridor between Macon and Hawkinsville to determine options for how best to support historic preservation of Native American history and cultural sites, preserve public hunting lands and unique wildlife habitat, sustain compatible land use around Robins Air Force Base, and enhance tourism and recreation.
The Acting Secretary of the Army, Robert M. Speer, presented U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop with the Army Distinguished Civilian Service Medal on Thursday, according to a release. The medal was awarded for Bishop’s work on the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which among many other provisions included full funding for military family housing construction. This honor is the highest form of recognition that can be given by the Secretary of the Army to civilians.
“The Ocmulgee Mounds are truly a cultural and archaeological treasure,” U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, said. “The site of these historic mounds has been inhabited continuously for over 17,000 years, and the ceremonial mounds and earth-lodges that exist today were built over 1,000 years ago. “House passage of this legislation is a win for historic preservation and a win for Middle Georgia. I thank all those that have helped push this bill across the finish line here in the House, and I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to follow suit by enacting this legislation into law as swiftly as possible.”
“As a fourth-generation cattle producer, I can attest that the death tax can wreak havoc with agricultural families, and it’s long past time that we kill it off once and for all,” said NCBA President Tracy Brunner. “We thank Senator Thune and Representatives Noem and Bishop for introducing this common-sense bill and we hope Congress passes it as soon as possible.”
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, who represents the 2nd Congressional District where much of the damage occurred, said he was pleased to see the second declaration in as many days. “This second, expanded major disaster declaration will be essential to providing much-needed resources to those in Middle and Southwest Georgia that were impacted by the severe weather this month,” Bishop said. “Georgians have always proven to be resilient, and this time will be no different. “With FEMA’s assistance, we will work together to restore a sense of normalcy to our communities.”
U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Albany, has been selected to serve as ranking member for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.
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