Special to the Journal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), will again serve as Ranking Member on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for the 113th Congress. Congressman Bishop will also remain on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration and Related Agencies as well as the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.“It is a great honor for me to continue to serve as Ranking Member on the MilCon and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. As our conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down, our troop levels are subsequently reduced, and the potential for sequestration looms on the horizon, our Subcommittee will play an important role in these discussions,” said Congressman Bishop. “With nine major military facilities and over 700,000 veterans in Georgia, I remain committed to supporting our nation’s military construction projects and the programs that assist those service members and their families who sacrifice so much for our country.”
“I am also eager to continue serving on the Subcommittees on Agriculture and the Legislative Branch. With the vital role of agriculture in Georgia’s economy, I will continue to fight for those who work to produce the highest quality, safest, most abundant and economical food and fiber in the industrial world and the rural communities in which they live and work,” continued Bishop. “Fighting for veterans and rural America is especially necessary in these times of fiscal uncertainty, and I am looking forward to working with the other Members of the Appropriations Committee as we undertake the challenges that we will surely face as we work to get our nation back on track toward fiscal solvency and prosperity.”
In addition to his subcommittee assignments, Congressman Bishop will also continue to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, the Congressional Chicken Caucus, and the Congressional Peanut Caucus along with a number of other caucuses which will address the needs of the people of the second Congressional District of Georgia.