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June 27, 2007 at 6:30 pm
Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Representative of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, announced today that the full House of Representatives has approved the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. While the overall objective of the bill is to ensure a higher quality for America’s water, air and natural resources, a specific provision of the bill will provide $500,000 to the city of Vienna to assist in improving its wastewater system.
June 11, 2007 at 6:30 pm
Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia to cease holding federal court in Thomasville: “I wholeheartedly appreciate and understand the importance of keeping federal court in Thomasville to ensure that cases are tried locally and among the people of the community. Thomasville is a vibrant, growing city whose continued livelihood depends in part on accessibility to government and law enforcement services, such as those provided through a federal courthouse. Since being notified of this situation, we have been reaching out to all of the involved parties, including the office of Mayor Lewis and the judges. Moving forward, we will explore all of the available options with a view toward keeping this building open and allowing the federal court to remain in Thomasville.”
June 1, 2007 at 2:38 pm
CONGRESSMAN BISHOP RECEIVES BIG CHECK FOR HOUSING IN SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ALBANY- Congressman Sanford Bishop received a ceremonial big check this afternoon for $6,690,180 from F. Stone Workman, State Director of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for the state of Georgia, to celebrate Homeownership Month. The check represents federal loan funds that helped 171 families in the Second Congressional District become new homeowners in the last year and a half through USDA Rural Development.
May 23, 2007 at 2:30 pm
Washington, D.C. Today, the U.S. House of Representative passed the revised fiscal year 2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, which will provide funding for continued combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill also provides emergency assistance for domestic emergencies such as agricultural disaster relief, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Gulf Coast Recovery, children,s health care, and veterans and military health care. Earlier this month, President George W. Bush vetoed two previous versions of the spending measure, however, he is expected to sign the version passed today. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia,s Second Congressional District, voted in favor of the bill.
May 22, 2007 at 2:31 pm
BISHOP VOTES TO HONOR VETERANS, IMPROVE BENEFITS AND SERVICES FOR RETURNING TROOPS Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Representative from Georgia,s Second Congressional District, today joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to improve benefits and services for America,s veterans.
April 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm
CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON RENOVATION OF CONAGRA PLANT AND ENHANCED FOOD SAFETY MEASURES Columbus, GA. Today, ConAgra Foods. Inc. announced that it will renovate and install new state-of-the-art equipment before it reopens the Sylvester, GA facility where its recalled peanut butter products were produced. Additionally, it has created a new executive position, Vice President of Global Foods Safety, to bring additional focus and leadership to the area of product safety and design. This follows a two month investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which showed a possible link between ConAgra Foods, peanut butter and a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Congressman Sanford Bishop, representative from Georgia,s Second Congressional District which includes Sylvester, issued a statement following the announcement:
March 11, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Appropriations Bill Extends Peanut Storage and Handling Program Washington, D.C. Congressman Sanford Bishop, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee announced that the proposed FY 2007 Supplemental Appropriations bill contains language to provide $74 million for the payment of storage, handling and other associated costs for the 2007 crop of peanuts.
January 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
VIVIAN BISHOP TAKES HELM Bishop receives gavel as president of Washington, D.C. service club Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) today congratulated his wife, Vivian Bishop, on the occasion of her becoming President of the Washington D.C.-based Congressional Club. Mrs. Bishop formally received the gavel from the former president, Mrs. Vicki Tiahrt, wife of Congressman Todd Tiahrt, Republican of Kansas. Mrs. Bishop will be the first African American president of The Congressional Club.
October 26, 2006 at 2:35 pm
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop reaffirmed his commitment to protecting Medicare patients who depend on oxygen therapy during a Thursday visit to Albany Home Patient Care in Albany.
October 6, 2006 at 12:17 pm
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop participated in a candidate,s forum Monday, October 2, 2006 in Roberta, Georgia. The forum featured candidates for Congress, state school superintendent, state representative seats and local candidates for school board, county commission and Superior Court judge.
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