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Chambliss and Kaine Introduce the SERVE Act of 2013

By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Bipartisan legislation will improve quality of educational programs for servicemembers and veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the Servicemember Education Reform and Vocational Enhancement (SERVE) Act of 2013, a bill to improve the quality of educational programs for [...]

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Chambliss: Cut Military Spending In The Right Way

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Points out wasteful spending on unnecessary tanks, duplicate cancer research to senior military officials WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., questioned senior military officials on wasteful spending within the Department of Defense. At a U.S. Senate Armed Services hearing titled “Impact of Sequestration on National Defense,” top military leaders warned that continued [...]

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Chambliss: Fallen warriors’ families deserve our support, gratitude

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Votes to ensures death benefits will continue during shutdown WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., expressed his disappointment over the Department of Defense decision that they did not have the authority to pay death gratuities and other key benefits for the survivors of service members killed in action during the government shutdown. [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WORKS TO REINSTATE SURVIVOR BENEFITS FOR FALLEN SERVICE MEMBERS’ FAMILIES

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet CO-SPONSORS THE FALLEN HEROES AND FAMILIES ASSISTANCE ACT WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, stood up for military families by joining Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Christopher Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Danny Heck (D-WA), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), Rep. Gwen Moore [...]

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Feds’ advice to furloughed workers: Do stuff we couldn’t do

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Few are noticing the pinch of the sequester, though we’ve been told it is coming.  Civil Service employees at MCLB Albany have been told to lose somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent of their income as a result of sequestration.  This isn’t unique to Albany either, but rolls across the entire Department of [...]

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BISHOP ADDRESSES CAIRO NJROTC AT PASS AND REVIEW CEREMONY

By   /  September 27, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet CAIRO, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) delivered an address at the Cairo High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program Pass and Review Ceremony. Rear Admiral David Steindl, Commander of the Naval Service Training Command, was in attendance as well as NJROTC cadets, students, teachers, administrators, and city and [...]

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Bishop responds to BRAC announcement

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, as well as Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Affairs Committee released the following statement today concerning the U.S. Department of Defense’s decision [...]

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