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For agricultural communities affected by #Harvey, #Irma, and #Maria; remember to contact the @USDA. They are here to help! Georgia, Florida, and Texas residents see the attached contact sheets.

Reminder: @USDA approved automatic replacement benefits for food purchased with September 2017 SNAP benefits for affected Georgia counties.

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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and I will be holding the Military Family Summit on October 17 to discuss the pressing issues facing our military families.

We hope you all can attend this event at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA! You can register by following the link below:

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR. and CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS cordially invite you to the MILITARY FAMILY CAUCUS SUMMIT The Military Family Summit, hosted by the Congressional Military Family Caucus, is an opportunity for all Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their fa...
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Happy National Peanut Day! Georgia is the number one peanut producer in the United States, producing almost half of all the peanuts in the country. Whether you like your peanuts boiled, roasted, salted; or your peanut butter chunky or smooth please join us in celebrating peanuts today!

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Today, I join all Americans in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those who bravely responded on 9/11. This day changed the course of our nation. Many innocent lives were lost, and families were torn apart. They will never be forgotten and will live in our prayers and actions.

It was a trying day in our history. However, in responding to this tragedy, our nation came together. We showed solidarity in the face of adversity and helped our fellow neighbors. We sho...wed the strength of our common bond as Americans.

On this 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001, let us pause to remember all those who have sacrificed, and who continue to sacrifice, to preserve this great nation’s freedom.

May God continue to bless the United States of America.

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Information on Red Cross shelters currently open can be found by clicking the link above. Contact your local Emergency Management Agency for additional information on good samaritan shelters that may be available locally.
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The list includes a shelters for people and their pets. SHARE this post to people you know evacuating Hurricane Irma!

Governor Deal has expanded the state of emergency for Hurricane Irma to include all 29 counties in Georgia's 2nd Congressional District, as well as additional surrounding counties.

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials ahead of Hurricane Irma’s imminent landfall, Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the state of emergency to include a total of 94 counties.
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Right now, WALB News 10 Weather is reporting that Irma will head to South Georgia next week. Dangerous and life-threatening tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive by Monday. Now is a good time to begin making necessary preparations.

Keep up with weather on the go! Like the WALB First Alert Weather team on Facebook and Twitter. Download the apps here.
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Guidance from FEMA on how to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

“If you’d like to help people affected by #Harvey, connect with trusted voluntary organizations by visiting: https://t.co/jlOOfNGusH
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I applaud our first responders, volunteers, and community members for their tremendous response to Hurricane Harvey. My prayers go out to all impacted in Texas and Louisiana.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has authorized the Georgia National Guard to assist in Harvey relief efforts.
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Regardless of dietary preferences or political affiliations, we all need to eat to survive, and I am honored to tour vital agricultural sites with my friend, Rep. Jimmy Panetta.

California’s 20th and Georgia’s 2nd congressional districts are alike in that agriculture does not just live here, it thrives here. Going into the next Farm Bill and working to closeout FY18 appropriations, I see no better time to ensure we are responsibly resourcing industries, programs, and efforts that will keep U.S. agriculture flourishing and competitive on the worldwide stage.

SALINAS, CA – This week, Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, joined Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) in the central coast of California to tour agriculture facilities, meet with producers and farmworkers, and learn more about t...
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Congratulations to A. West Enterprise, which was founded in 2009 in a barn in Albany, Georgia, for being awarded a $15 million contract by the U.S. Army. Under this contract, A. West Enterprise will perform lighting and electrical upgrades to Sheppard Air Force Base.

My thoughts and prayers are with our sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain and their families.

I am heartbroken over the lives lost this weekend due to the hateful and violent protests by white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Of the millions of Americans who fought Nazism in World War II, hundreds of thousands died or were wounded. The beliefs of Nazis were and remain evil. We must stand together against such evil and continue to love one another.


“We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 4:19-21

Today, the Muscogee County School District held a ribbon cutting and preview for the new Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts. I thank the school system for inviting me to speak. I am excited for the success these students will have and the community, artistry, and creativity this school will foster.

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I thoroughly enjoyed hosting Tommy Sheppard MP, a Member of the UK Parliament of the Scottish National Party, earlier this week as a part of the State Department’s annual program to nurture the United Kingdom and the United States’ special relationship. I’m looking forward to watching his continued successes in Parliament.

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