REP. BISHOP APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF BILL TO EXPAND OCMULGEE MOUNDS HISTORIC LANDS, CREATE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) (GA-08) released the following statement on the United States House of Representatives’ passage of bipartisan legislation to expand the current Ocmulgee National Monument from 702 acres to 2,800 acres. The measure also will change the name from “Ocmulgee National Monument” to “Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park” … Continue reading REP. BISHOP APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF BILL TO EXPAND OCMULGEE MOUNDS HISTORIC LANDS, CREATE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

BISHOP VOTES TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN

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, Senior Member on the Military, Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and serves on the Financial Services and General Government issued the following statement after voting in favor … Continue reading BISHOP VOTES TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN

BISHOP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Military, Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies issued the following statement after President Trump issued a declaration of national emergency and plans to divert critical military construction funding to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border: … Continue reading BISHOP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month, which is celebrated during the month of February to recognize contributions that African-Americans have made to American culture and society: “‘The Father of Black History,’ Carter G. Woodson, was a distinguished historian and author who dedicated … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BISHOP STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY REOPENING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) released the following statement after the President signed legislation that will temporarily reopen our government after 35 days of being shut down. “I was relieved to hear that the President signed legislation to reopen the government for three weeks as this will allow our federal workers … Continue reading BISHOP STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY REOPENING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT