CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE SAVE THE INTERNET ACT

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies released the following statement after the House approved H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act 232 to 190: “The power of an open Internet created a level playing … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE SAVE THE INTERNET ACT

BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF HR 7, THE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement after the House approved H.R. 7, 242 to 187. The Paycheck Fairness Act introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), will strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and close loopholes that have allowed many employers to avoid responsibility for discriminatory pay: “Pay … Continue reading BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF HR 7, THE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

BILL CREATING OLCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK SIGNED INTO LAW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of diligent work, legislation was signed into law, among other things, will create Olcmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Georgia's first National Historical Park. This bill expands the current Olcmulgee National Monument from 700 acres to 2,800 acres, creating a new National Historical Park and authorizes a resources study to include … Continue reading BILL CREATING OLCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK SIGNED INTO LAW

BISHOP STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HR 1, FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement after the House approved H.R. 1, For The People Act, by a vote of 234 to 193: “Today’s vote was a vote to restore transparency, accountability, and trust back to government. The For The People Act puts an end to big money … Continue reading BISHOP STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HR 1, FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE RECENT DEVASTATION CAUSED BY TORNADOES IN ALABAMA, FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after tornadoes touched down in four states, resulting in the deaths of at least 23 people and causing a swath of destruction in its wake: “My prayers are with those who lost their lives and who have been severely impacted from yesterday’s … Continue reading BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE RECENT DEVASTATION CAUSED BY TORNADOES IN ALABAMA, FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA