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Congressman Bishop To Serve As Top Dem On MilCon/VA Appropriations Subcommittee
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Kim Allen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to his years and breadth of experience, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) has been selected as the Ranking Member on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon/VA) for the 114th Congress. Congressman Bishop has also been selected for the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration, and Related Agencies as well as the Financial Services Subcommittee. “It is a great honor for me to be selected to serve as the Ranking Member on the MilCon/VA Appropriations Subcommittee. In the years to come, our MilCon/VA Subcommittee will play an important role in funding necessary military construction projects and holding the VA accountable for our veterans,” said Congressman Bishop. “With nine major military facilities and over 700,000 veterans in Georgia, I am committed to supporting our nation’s military infrastructure, the programs that assist those service members, and the military families who sacrifice so much for our country.” “I am also eager to continue serving on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and am excited for my new position on the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee. With the vital role of agriculture and business in Georgia’s economy, I will fight for those who work to produce the highest quality, safest, most abundant and economical food and fiber in the industrial world and the rural communities in which they live and work. Ensuring the funding of the government entities watching over our nation’s financial system is especially necessary in these times of fiscal uncertainty, and I look forward to undertaking the challenges to get our nation back on track toward fiscal solvency and prosperity,” concluded Bishop. In addition to his subcommittee assignments, Congressman Bishop will also continue to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, the Congressional Peanut Caucus, and will remain a member of a number of other caucuses addressing the needs of the people of the second Congressional District of Georgia.


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