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RANKING MEMBER BISHOP SENDS LETTER TO FARM BILL CONFEREES HIGHLIGHTING PRIORITIES FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES AND FARMERS IN GEORGIA AND NATIONWIDE

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders on the conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill urging them to come to an agreement on the Farm Bill that provides certainty and relief to farmers, rural … Continue reading RANKING MEMBER BISHOP SENDS LETTER TO FARM BILL CONFEREES HIGHLIGHTING PRIORITIES FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES AND FARMERS IN GEORGIA AND NATIONWIDE

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE “EYE BONDS” BILL TO DRIVE RESEARCH TO CURE BLINDNESS AND OTHER CONDITIONS

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) introduces groundbreaking “Eye Bonds” legislation, the Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act (H.R. 6421), to fund translational research and advance treatments and cures for blindness and other eye conditions. The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act would establish a pilot program to … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE “EYE BONDS” BILL TO DRIVE RESEARCH TO CURE BLINDNESS AND OTHER CONDITIONS

BISHOP ALARMED BY REPORTS OF SNAP ACCESS REDUCTIONS AT FARMERS MARKETS, REQUEST UPDATE FROM USDA

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding recent media reports that thousands of low-income people could lose access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at farmers markets across the country. They … Continue reading BISHOP ALARMED BY REPORTS OF SNAP ACCESS REDUCTIONS AT FARMERS MARKETS, REQUEST UPDATE FROM USDA

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES $3.94 MILLION IN FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY GRANTS FOR MIDDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $2.747 million in debris removal funding to the City of Albany and $1.192 million in debris removal funding to Macon-Bibb County to help with the recovery from the storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes that … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES $3.94 MILLION IN FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY GRANTS FOR MIDDLE AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP STATEMENT ON HOUSE IMMIGRATION PROPOSALS

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement in opposition to the “Goodlatte” immigration bill (H.R. 4760), which failed last week in a 193 to 231 vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives, and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136), which was originally scheduled for a … Continue reading CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP STATEMENT ON HOUSE IMMIGRATION PROPOSALS