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Sanford Bishop, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
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May 15, 2016 Today, Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced a House Resolution to support the goals and ideals of creating a "Military Retiree Appreciation Day." "For many of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, service does not end with retirement -- they are community members, family, and neighbors to us all," said Congressman Bishop. "And so, Military Retiree Appreciation Day will honor service members' ongoing commitment to the strength and welfare of our nation, even after the uniform has been hung up after retirement." "The North Country is home to more veterans than any district in New York, and I am proud to introduce this resolution to honor those who have spent their careers serving our nation," said Congresswoman Stefanik. "Military Retirees continue to serve as leaders across our communities, and their patriotism deserves to be honored by a grateful nation." Background: America's military retirees represent approximately .5% of its total population. Those who faithfully serve their country for twenty or more years show a dedication to service unrivalled by any other profession. Career military service men and women serve daily with the knowledge that they can be sent anywhere in the world and be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend America's interests and ideals. Their service is voluntary and often requires decades of extreme personal sacrifices. Currently, these consummate professionals are not officially and separately recognized or honored by the government or people of the United States. The bipartisan resolution introduced today honors the prior and continued service of our military retirees by supporting the goals and ideals of a "Military Retiree Appreciation Day." Military retirees display proven leadership and commitment to the principles that make our country great, and they deserve this recognition from a grateful nation. This resolution is supported by the American Military Retirees Association. Click here for the legislative text
March 22, 2016 Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2016
Feb. 11, 2016 Sanford Bishop Statement Regarding Black History Month
Jan. 17, 2016 Bishop Statement Regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, Presidnet of the United States - Award Simeon Booker the Presidential Medal of Freedom
July 30, 2015 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary for the Department of Treasury - Retain Hamilton on Ten Dollar Bill
July 16, 2015 Macon Arts Alliance Beautification Program Receives $134,000 NEA Grant
May 15, 2015 In Recognition of the Honorable Adolph McLendon
May 1, 2015 In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Head Start
April 23, 2015 In Commemoration of 1890s Day
April 22, 2015 In Honor of Dr. Norman C. Francis
April 21, 2015 Fiftieth Anniversary of Job Corps
March 26, 2015 In Recognition of the 1963 Leesburg Stockade Women
March 24, 2015 Congressman Bishop Statement Regarding Women's History Month
March 24, 2015 Congressman Bishop Stands Up for Voting Rights
March 11, 2015 Congressman Bishop Statement on Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
March 3, 2015 The Blue Dog Coalition
Feb. 5, 2015 Congressman Bishop Statement Regarding Black History Month
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States - Designating National Rosie the Riveter Day
Oct. 1, 2014 Congressman Bishop Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 16, 2014 Congressman Bishop Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 11, 2014 Congressman Bishop Statement on 9/11 Anniversary
Aug. 14, 2014 Congressman Bishop Statement on 79th Anniversary of Social Security Being Signed into Law
July 23, 2014 Congressman Bishop Remembers the Great Flood of 1994
May 28, 2014 Congressman Bishop Statement on the Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior - Plan to Designate National Monuments Without Congressional Approval
Oct. 1, 2013 Congressman Bishop Statement on 1st Annual Tri-City Latino Festival
Sept. 23, 2013 In Celebration of the 1st Annual Tri-City Latino Festival in Columbus, Georgia
Aug. 21, 2013 Congressman Bishop Celebrates Tired Creek Lake Project Groundbreaking
June 24, 2013 Congressman Bishop Fights for National Guard Access to Professional Sports Sponsorships
June 20, 2013 Congressman Bishop Statement Celebrating Juneteenth
Feb. 28, 2013 Bishop Statement on Dedication of Rosa Parks Statue
Jan. 17, 2013 Bishop Statement on Passing of Senator Inouye
Sept. 11, 2012 Bishop Statement on 9/11 Anniversary
July 19, 2012 Bishop Fights for Department of Defense Access to Professional Sports Sponsorships
Aug. 16, 2011 Bishop Supports Blue Star Museums Joining Forces Initiative
Jan. 17, 2011 WLTZ News - Congressman Bishop speaks at Medical Center MLK celebration
May 14, 2009 House Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Discuss Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
April 22, 2009 Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009
March 12, 2009 Bishop Announces Bill to Expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
June 26, 2008 $1.25 Million Approved for SWGA Organizations
June 10, 2008 Bishop, Westmoreland Laud Legislation Approving Infantry Coin
March 21, 2007 Wexler and 246 Members of Congress Urge EU Not to Provide Aid to New Palestinian Government
Jan. 31, 2006 Congressman Bishop on the Passing of Coretta Scott King
Oct. 6, 2004 Honoring President Jimmy Carter on His 80th Birthday
Feb. 13, 2004 Congressional Leaders: FEC Should Allow Political Organizations to Fully Participate in Elections
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