News Coverage

Thomasville Times-Enterprise on April 19, 2017

Congressman Bishop makes multiple stops in Cairo

"Bishop, who represents Georgia's Second Congressional District, visited Dogtagss, a nonprofit organization that aids in helping veterans." "Bishop also visited Cairo High School and talked with students and was also given a tour of Tired Creek Lake." [+] Read Story

WALB on April 14, 2017

Congressman Bishop visits constituents during district work period

"Bishop said he's using the time home to talk with constituents about any concerns they feel he should address in the form of federal policies." [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on April 7, 2017

SANFORD BISHOP: Trump’s budget a bad deal for Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District

"Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago. And when analyzing President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint with this metric, I am led to the inescapable conclusion that the President’s budget would be a recipe for disaster for our country and for the people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia." [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on March 25, 2017

Albany Strong Fun Fest promotes community unity

Albany area officials, including U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, help to hand out medallions made of wood recovered after January's brutal storms to volunteers who took part in the relief efforts at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on March 16, 2017

POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Lawmakers react to President Trump’s budget proposal

“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.” [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on March 8, 2017

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop: GOP health plan reverses progress

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. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on February 21, 2017

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says MLK’s words are still vitally important today

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. [+] Read Story

Ledger-Enquirer on February 15, 2017

Sanford Bishop applauds recommendation on Georgia-Florida water case

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. [+] Read Story

The Telegraph on February 11, 2017

Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve would bring economic prosperity to Macon

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. [+] Read Story

Ledger-Enquirer on February 3, 2017

Sanford Bishop gets Army’s top civilian honor

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. [+] Read Story

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