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ENG: Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. (born February 4, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located in the southwestern part of the state and includes Albany, Thomasville and most of Columbus. Early life, career, and family Bishop was born in Mobile, Alabama to Minnie B. Slade and Sanford Dixon Bishop, who was the first president of Bishop State Community College. He was educated at Morehouse College and Emory University School of Law, and served in the United States Army, entering the Reserve Officer Training Corps. While at Morehouse, he was a classmate of Herman Cain. After receiving his honorable discharge, Bishop operated a law firm in Columbus, Georgia, and was elected ...
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Bishop Receives Patriot Award

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) was presented with the Patriot Award from the Georgia Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (GA ESGR). The award recognizes employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members. During the award presentation ceremony, Congressman Bishop received a Department of Defense Patriot Award Certificate and a Patriot lapel pin. Congressman Bishop was nominated for the Patriot Award by Captain Michael Bryant of the National Guard. Captain Bryant is an employee of the Office of U.S. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02). "I am honored ...

Blue Dog Congressman Bishop Knew About Pigford Fraud

While I was conducting a video interview with a Georgia farmer named Eddie Slaughter a couple of weeks ago, he made a surprising and stunning allegation: that he had told his congressman about fraud in the multibillion dollar Pigford v. Glickman settlement and that the congressman responded by telling him that an investigation into Pigford would "shut it down." Mr. Slaughter's congressman -- a man you may not have heard much about despite his nearly two decades as a Blue Dog Democrat and Congressional Black Caucus member -- is Sanford Bishop. I followed up with Mr. Slaughter and I asked him ...

Bishop earns dishonorable mention in most corrupted report

Common sense should dictate that steering scholarship money intended for needy kids to your family and friends isn’t the most ethical thing to do. Nevertheless, Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) handed out scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) to his relatives and others with ties to him and his wife. It’s no wonder he’s earned himself a dishonorable mention from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in its annual Most Corrupt Members of Congress report. “There are certainly plenty of worthy kids in Georgia’s 2nd ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the America Health Care Act, known as TrumpCare, being pulled from consideration on the House floor: “Although I would have preferred to have had the opportunity to vote against this misguided legislation, I am pleased that my Republican colleagues have recognized the significant problems inherent in the TrumpCare bill. Now that this dangerous legislation has been pulled from House consideration, I am hopeful that we can instead come together to improve on the progress we have made with the Affordable Care Act. “From the start, the TrumpCare bill has been a raw deal for the people of Georgia’s Second Congressional District, the State of Georgia, and the entire nation. It would have made health care less affordable and less accessible across the board. “TrumpCare would have eliminated the vital Essential Health Benefit standards that were guaranteed by the Affordable
DONALSONVILLE, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) will hold a Lake Seminole Hydrilla Town Hall Meeting in Donalsonville, GA on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm. Congressman Bishop will be joined by Colonel James DeLapp, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District, who will provide the community with an update on the Army Corps’ plan to address Hydrilla growth this season and beyond.   The event will take place at the Seminole County Courthouse.   Lake Seminole Hydrilla Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm Seminole County Courthouse 200 S. Knox Avenue Donalsonville, GA 39845   The event is free and open to the public.  
COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Columbus, GA on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Town Hall will provide a forum for the discussion of current policy issues being debated in Congress.   The event will take place in the auditorium of the Columbus Public Library.   Columbus Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Columbus Public Library Auditorium 3000 Macon Rd. Columbus, Georgia 31906   The event is free and open to the public.
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Middle and Southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 36th Annual Congressional Art Competition.    "The 2017 Congressional Art Competition has begun, and we look forward to receiving entries from students in the 2nd Congressional District," said Congressman Bishop. "This competition allows Congress to recognize the tremendous artistic talents of our young constituents."   All participants will be invited to attend a reception at the Albany Arts Council on May 5, 2017 at 5:30pm where all submissions will be on display and a winner will be announced. The winner of this year’s competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings and will have the unique opportunity to join Congressman Bishop at a national awards reception in Washington, D.C.

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