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MILLIONS MORE AMERICANS SET TO GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP URGES GEORGIA TO EXPAND MEDICAID SO THAT 478,000 MORE GEORGIANS CAN GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) highlighted recent data that shows that there would be 478,000 fewer uninsured Georgians by 2016 if Georgia takes advantage of the Medicaid expansion opportunity provided under the Affordable [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WISHES ALL A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28, 2013. “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on all of the blessings afforded to us as Americans and as children of God. Personally, I am thankful for the Lord’s blessing [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP SUPPORTS DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) supported two measures that will increase domestic energy production, create jobs, and reduce the high cost of energy for consumers: H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act; and H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Congressman Bishop [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES $248,000 USDA GRANT FOR FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal FORT VALLEY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement announcing the awarding of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in Georgia. Multiple grants were awarded throughout the United States through the National Institute of Food [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP TO HOST SUMMIT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet MILIES/ COLUMBUS, GA – On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC), will host a Military Family Summit at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning in Georgia. The purpose of the Military Family Summit on November 6 is to connect military families [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON ELECTION OF LORRAINE MILLER AS INTERIM PRESIDENT, CEO OF NAACP

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement regarding the election of Lorraine C. Miller as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):  “A dear friend of long standing, Lorraine has always demonstrated a keen [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN BILL YOUNG

By   /  October 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman Bill Young (R-FL): “A staunch supporter of our military, a true champion for his District, and a fount of knowledge about the chronicles of the U.S. House, Bill Young will be [...]

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

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet SPEAKS ON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FLOOR FOR A SOLUTION WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to uphold the government’s obligation to military families who have lost a loved one in service to [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP FIGHTS FOR COMPREHENSIVE GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL FOR VETERANS, AMERICA

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet “VETERANS SHOULD NOT BE PAWNS IN THIS CYNICAL GAME OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to fight for a Fiscal year (FY) [...]

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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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