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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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Congressman Bishop Applauds Essential Air Service for Middle Georgia Regional Airport
MACON, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes the Department of Transportation's determination to continue Essential Air Service (EAS) eligibility for Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN). This vital program connects small and regional communities across the country. EAS eligibility for Middle Georgia Regional Airport will help to ensure the airport can expand to include regular commercial services for Macon, Georgia and the surrounding region. “This determination will allow Middle Georgia Regional Airport to increase their range of services,” said Congressman Bishop. “The airport is an important economic engine for the Middle Georgia Region, and I look forward to working with Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Macon-Bibb County, and the surrounding communities to continue to enhance economic opportunities.” Middle Georgia Regional Airport is a city-owned regional airport located outside of Macon, GA. The airport is used for a number of aviation purposes, i
SPOKANE, WA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) and Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies joined Co-Chair Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), staff from Congressional offices, officials from the Department of Defense and Fairchild Air Force Base, representatives from military service organizations, and over 60 military family and service members at the annual Congressional Military Family Caucus Summit at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington. “We must remember that when men and women join our armed forces, their families join as well,” said Congressman Bishop. “This understanding led Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers and me to found the Congressional Military Family Caucus nearly seven years ago. This Summit, as well as previous Summits and future Summits, continues the dialogue between families, la
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) in recognition of his support of pro-growth policies during the 114th Congress. The award was presented during a meeting of the Georgia State House of Representatives’ Military Affairs Study Committee held at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Georgia, just outside of Fort Benning. “It is an honor to earn this award from the U.S. Chamber, particularly in a forum that brings together our military, business, and community leaders,” stated Congressman Bishop. “It is vital that we preserve our military installations in Georgia and expand business development opportunities for local communities, and I stand committed to continued work on these goals.” The meeting at the National Infantry Museum was hosted by the Georgia State House of Representatives’ Military Affairs Study Committee. In addition to members
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has awarded the Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) a $1,000,000 grant to provide and facilitate stable housing for veterans and their families facing the specter of homelessness. “Volunteers of America Southeast has worked diligently to aid veterans and their families in acquiring housing and finding employment,” said Congressman Bishop. “They provide invaluable assistance to the veterans living in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia and throughout the Southeast.” This grant will provide veterans’ families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the country’s largest human service organizations and helps improve the lives of nearly 1.8 million people each year. VOASE is the second largest affiliate of Volunteers of America in the country and

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