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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, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $516,000 in funding for aquatic vegetation treatment and fishery repopulation to address hydrilla growth in Lake Seminole and Lake W.F. George, both located in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia.   For Lake Seminole, the U.S. Army Corps awarded a contract of $143,000 to address growth of the invasive hydrilla weed and $95,000 to repopulate the lake’s hybrid grass carp. For Lake W.F. George, the Army Corps awarded $68,000 to address hydrilla growth and $210,000 to repopulate its hybrid grass carp. Hydrilla is an invasive aquatic weed that presents a major risk to the health and well-being of impacted lakes. Hybrid grass carp feed on aquatic weeds such as hydrilla and do not reproduce in po
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), is pleased to announce that the Rural Development agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved over $6.5 million in funding to the City of Butler, as well as an $8,248 grant to Brumbelow Foods in Randolph County, both located in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia.    “The grants and loans being awarded to the City of Butler by the USDA will be a tremendous boon to the city’s infrastructure, and USDA’s focus on supporting our farmers will help keep Georgia competitive well into the 21st Century,” said Congressman Bishop. “The USDA’s Rural Development agency does a yeoman’s job in supporting the livability and efficiency of our rural communities.”   The City of Butler will receive funding from the USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program to be used for the wastewater projects. The package includes a $2,840,000 grant and a $3,660,000 loan for the city.   The fu
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been selected for a $232,265 grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.   The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program grant, which is anticipated to be for a period of five years, will provide aid to underrepresented students at FVSU to prepare for further graduate education through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.   “This award will support Fort Valley State University’s work in cultivating the minds of students regardless of their background and life circumstances,” said Congressman Bishop. “It is vital that academically talented students are recognized and given the right tools to further their educational experience.”   The U.S. Department of Education offers a number of grants to promote student achievement and foster educational
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the mass shooting that occurred last night in Las Vegas:   “These senseless shootings must stop. We must ensure that weapons are not falling into the wrong hands and that we fully fund programs and resources that can identify and address dangerous behavior before it is too late.   “This tragedy reverberates far past Las Vegas. It impacts the country as a whole. My deepest sympathies go to those affected by this shooting, and I pray for the victims and their families.”  

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