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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

The Telegraph on October 29, 2016

The Telegraph: Congressional district endorsements

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. [+] Read Story

WTVM News Leader 9 on October 25, 2016

GA lawmakers voice disapproval after CA vets asked to return bonuses

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. [+] Read Story

Ledger-Enquirer on September 24, 2016

Columbus leaders attend dedication of black history museum

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. [+] Read Story

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