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Kuwait Times on November 24, 2007

Four US representatives visit troops in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT: Four US representatives and their spouses served up something special on Thanksgiving Day at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Representatives John Murtha (Pennsylvania), David Hobson (Ohio), Norm Dicks (Washington), and Sanford Bishop (Georgia), met with Lt. General R. Steven Whitcomb, Third Army/United States Army Central commanding general, and dined with service members from their respective slates on November 22. [+] Read Story

Ledger Enquirer on November 8, 2007

Bill to provide $6M for center

If the Senate passes what committees in both houses of Congress have already approved, the National Infantry Foundation will be $6 million closer to its goal for the construction of the new Soldier Center at Patriot Park. [+] Read Story

WALB on November 6, 2007

MCLB Crosses Fingers for Vehicle Warehouse

Albany - - Albany's Marine Corp Logistics Base may soon get millions of dollars to build a warehouse to protect vital combat vehicles. The House of Representatives approved a spending bill that includes almost 10 million dollars for the 40,000 square foot warehouse. [+] Read Story

WALB on October 24, 2007

Drought disaster declared for SW Georgia

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 Georgia counties primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, including the Second District counties of Chattahoochee, Dooly, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot. [+] Read Story

AJC on October 24, 2007

Disaster: A bright side?

While drought-weary folks in the Atlanta metro worry that their water will run out before the federal government declares the region a disaster area and funnels in money and other help, farmers out in the country are already getting some relief from Uncle Sam. [+] Read Story

WALB on October 18, 2007

ConAgra Peter Pan plant re-opens

Sylvester -- The ribbon's been cut and plant employees are ready to get all of Peter Pan peanut butter varieties back on store shelves. "You have hundreds of employees here. ConAgra has made an investment here," said Congressman Sanford Bishop. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on October 5, 2007

Albany gets $45K HUD grant

Albany’s Community Development Department will get financial help from the federal government. ALBANY — Albany’s Department of Community Development has been awarded a grant for $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office announced Friday. [+] Read Story

The Central Georgian on September 22, 2007

Statement by Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr.

It has come to my attention that rumors are circulating that I am considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2008 against Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). This suggestion is absolutely false. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on September 13, 2007

Bishop, Chambliss have opposite reactions to Bush speech

WASHINGTON — A senator and U.S. representative from Southwest Georgia had differing takes Thursday night on President George Bush’s endorsement of reducing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. [+] Read Story

AJC on September 11, 2007

Agriculture cuts would risk security

It might surprise many Georgians that, despite unprecedented job growth in the Atlanta area, agriculture is Georgia's largest industry. One out of seven Georgians works in agriculture, forestry or a related sector, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau. Georgia leads the nation in peanut, poultry and pecan production, and is among the top producers of cotton, corn, eggs and tomatoes. It only makes sense, then, for our state's federal representatives to advocate for legislation to preserve this part of our state's economy. [+] Read Story

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