Voters may be upset with Washington, but Bishop is well positioned to help Middle Georgia and our military and agricultural interests. We don’t say this out of hope; we say this looking at a proven track record. We endorse Rep. Sanford Bishop in the Second Congressional District.
More than $15 million of fraud and false promises are now falling on the shoulders of California National Guard veterans as the federal government demands re-enlistment bonuses back. According to official documents, peak activity in the Iraq war around 2006 prompted the Pentagon to entice soldiers to reenlist by offering big bonuses. However, after a more than $15 million scam unraveled in 2011 from California Guard administrators, it's now the veterans who were unaware of the fraud that are being asked to cough up the cash. Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop also issued a statement to News Leader 9, saying he is against veterans being forced to pay back this debt.
Columbus leaders were among an estimated 20,000 visitors, including politicians and celebrities, who crammed the National Mall on Saturday for the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Two Southwest Georgia U.S. representatives were among 13 members of the state’s congressional delegation who have been named Friends of Farm Bureau for the 114th Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Albany, has been a member of the United States House of Representatives for the past 24 years. He’s done battle with cancer, won a tight race for re-election six years ago, and represents 29 counties in one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts. But through it all, he has endured. Thursday evening, Bishop officially opened his Albany campaign headquarters as he seeks a 13th term in the House.
U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, and David Perdue, R-Sea Island, and Southwest Georgia Reps. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, and Austin Scott, R-Tifton, joined with others from the Georgia delegation in a bipartisan call on the Labor Department to expedite its backlog of visa applications under the labor program known as H-2A. The group says that failure to act quickly will cause growers, particularly those who produce specialty crops, irreparable damage.
Monday was a great day in Middle Georgia. Kumho Tire held its ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first U.S. tire plant, which represents an investment of almost a half billion dollars. There were congratulations all around. Gov. Deal was there as well as state representatives responsible for bringing industry to Georgia. The chairman of Kumho Asiana Group was there as was the CEO and president of Kumho Tire and the Korean consul general. Kia Motors, another Korean company that is heavily invested in Georgia, was there as was U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga. Yes, this was a big deal. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/opinion/editorials/article75718052.html#storylink=cpy
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