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Albany Herald on January 31, 2017

U.S. House approves making Ocmulgee Monument Georgia’s first national historical park

“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.” [+] Read Story

Southeast AgNET on January 27, 2017

Cattlemen Applaud Death Tax Repeal Legislation

“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.” [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on January 26, 2017

Dougherty, five other counties OK’d for federal assistance for last weekend’s storms

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.” [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on January 15, 2017

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop named ranking member on House ag subcommittee

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. [+] Read Story

WTVM on January 14, 2017

GA Congressman Sanford Bishop keynote speaker at MLK event

Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop made a stop in the Chattahoochee Valley Saturday as he was the keynote speaker at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event. [+] Read Story

WALB on January 7, 2017

Congressman Bishop visits Albany to see storm damage

Congressman Sanford Bishop visited the Good Life City Saturday to assess damage and offer words of encouragement to those recovering from the storm that hit Albany this past Monday. [+] Read Story

The Dallas New Era on December 13, 2016

Georgia Delegation Urges Army to Equip Hunter Army Airfield

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) along with Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Reps. Buddy Carter (GA-01), Sanford Bishop (GA-02) and Austin Scott (GA-08) urged the U.S. Army to relocate a helicopter battalion stationed in Europe to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on November 18, 2016

USDA adds Terrell, Taylor counties to disaster list

“I have been working closely with Secretary Vilsack and his team at USDA, as well as with the U.S. Drought Monitor and our farmers in Middle and Southwest Georgia, to ensure the scope of this drought is fully understood and that our farmers are receiving the help they need,” said Bishop, an Albany Democrat who represents the 2nd District. [+] Read Story

Ledger-Enquirer on November 9, 2016

Sanford Bishop defeats Leesburg optician for second time in 2nd District race

For the second time in two years, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop turned back a challenge from Leesburg optician Greg Duke in the 2nd Congressional District race. Unofficial totals from all 29 counties show Bishop outpolled Duke, a Republican, with 148,033 or 61 percent of the vote to 93,909 or 39 percent. The vote margin for Bishop, a Democrat, was two percentage points higher this year over his winning margin in 2014. [+] Read Story

Ledger-Enquirer on November 5, 2016

Ledger-Enquirer Endorsements

Rep. Sanford Bishop again gets our nod for Congress from the 2nd District. [+] Read Story

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