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Letter to the Editor: Jobs are the issue; our Congressmen just don’t get it.

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Dear Editor: Americans are floundering until the economy recovers. The economy won’t recover until there are sufficient non-government jobs to employ the masses. There will not be sufficient jobs until we address the issue that caused our job losses in the first place, our inability to compete with the rest of the world. We [...]

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New White House Rural Council Report Highlights the Economic Importance of Passing a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet In June of 2010, the Obama Administration began providing input to Congress regarding the prospective features and policy of contents for a reauthorized farm bill. Over a period of more than three years, the Administration has supported reauthorization efforts aimed to help build a better safety net for farmers and families, and to build [...]

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Gerrymandering

By   /  October 23, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox The recent government shutdown clearly showed the disgusting disconnect between what the public wants and what The House of Representatives wants. In a new NBC / Wall Street Journal poll, 60% want to replace those in Congress , They see the solution to ending gridlock, in 3 needed changes: ending gerrymandering, [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STANDS UP FOR OUR NATION’S FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

By   /  October 6, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) stood up for our nation’s furloughed federal employees and voted in favor of H.R. 3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. The bill would retroactively compensate Federal employees furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, which began on October 1, 2013. “Our nation’s [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) released a statement regarding the failure of Congress to pass a budget or ‘continuing resolution’ to fund the government and keep services open for all Americans: “As you may have heard, rather than seek a bipartisan consensus, a small minority in [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION

By   /  September 29, 2013  /  Government, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies opposed House Amendments to Senate Amendment to House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 59, the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The measure, [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) opposed House Joint Resolution (H. J. Res.) 59, The Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The legislation linked the continued funding for most government operations through December 15, 2013 to permanently defunding the Affordable Care Act. In addition, H. J. [...]

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Attorney General Olens Urges Congress to Grant States the Tools to Combat Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Attorney General Sam Olens today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 attorneys general calling on Congress to amend federal law to help States fight prostitution and child sex trafficking. In a letter to key members of Congress, the attorneys general have asked that Congress amend the Communications Decency Act [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO DELAY POSTAL PROCESSING FACILITY CLOSURES

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) asked the United States Postal Service to stand by its original commitment to keep postal processing facilities open until next spring. In late March, the Postal Service unilaterally decided to accelerate closure of about fifty mail processing facilities across [...]

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A ruling class?

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet We all disagree on a variety of things.  Some people like Obamacare, some don’t.  Some believe in an assault weapon ban, some don’t.  That’s just how politics works, and I’m fine with the disagreement.  However, Congress seems to be crossing the line, and it’s a line that I believe most will agree they have [...]

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