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Albany delegation responds to State of the Union

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga -The State of the Union is usually an opportunity for members of congress to score political points by either agreeing or disagreeing with topics brought up by the president.  Last nights was no exception as Sanford Bishop, Johnny Isakson and outgoing senator Saxby Chambliss sent out statements regarding President Obama’s [...]

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BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FIVE-DAY MAIL DELIVERY

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, released a statement regarding the recent news that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be cutting Saturday mail delivery beginning August 1, 2013 in order to trim costs.

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BISHOP APPLAUDS AGREEMENT REGARDING TOMATO ‘DUMPING’

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies welcomed notification of an agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the investigation of tomato ‘dumping’. Congressman Bishop has continued to be supportive [...]

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Bishop, Crawford Organize Chicken Caucus FOR 113th CONGRESS

By   /  February 1, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) announced members of the bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus in the 113th Congress. Bishop and Crawford founded the Chicken Caucus in 2012 and will continue serving as co-chairs of the caucus in the 113th Congress.

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Rep. Sanford Bishop and REP. Martha Roby Announce formation of Congressional Peanut Caucus for 113th Congress

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Martha Roby (R-AL) announced the re-formation of the Congressional Peanut Caucus for the 113th Congress.

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BISHOP CONTINUES TO SERVE AS TOP DEMOCRAT ON MILCON & VETERANS AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE; ALSO CONTINUES ON AGRICULTURE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SUBCOMMITTEES

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Georgia delegation reacts to Chambliss retirement

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Friday morning, the website Politico broke the news that Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss was going to retire after his current term ends.  While Chambliss had been saying he intended to run again for some time, speculation was still running that he was finished.

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BISHOP WELCOMES NEW MICROLOAN OPPORUNTIES FOR FARMERS, VETERANS

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement commending the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on launching a new microloan program aimed at assisting small and beginning farmers, veterans, and disadvantaged producers secure loans up to $35,000. Congressman Bishop is an enthusiastic supporter of [...]

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BISHOP STATEMENT ON FISCAL CLIFF LEGISLATION

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding last night’s passage of the Senate Amendments to HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The resolution passed 257 to 187; Congressman Bishop voted in favor of passage.

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BISHOP URGES House Leadership to Block Member of Congress Pay Increase

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) and other colleagues in urging the House Leadership to oppose the pay increase for Members of Congress, as dictated by an Executive Order from the President of the United States on December 27, 2012.

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