Bishop, a Democrat, represents the 2nd District of Georgia. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and is also a part of the Blue Dog Democrats, a group of moderate to conservative Democrats in Congress whose goal is to move the Democratic Party further to the right. Since 2003 he has served on the House Committee on Appropriations, sitting on the Subcommittee for Defense, the Subcommittee on Military Construction / Veterans Affairs and the Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Outside his political career, Bishop has received many awards for career achievements, including the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America; the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Man of the Year Award from the Men's Progressive Club of Columbus, Georgia and Friend of the Children Award from the Child Advocacy Coalition. He also has commendations from the National Federation of Independent Business, Georgia Association of Educators, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the American Legion.. He is currently a resident in Albany, Georgia, where he is a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church.
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