Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Foreign Affairs

An effective foreign policy makes us more secure at home and strengthens our economy. I have supported legislation in the United States House of Representatives to promote human rights; bolster foreign aid and security assistance to Israel; strengthen diplomatic efforts and sanctions to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon; prevent violence in Sudan; promote religious freedom of religious minorities; oppose nuclear proliferation; combat the spread of AIDS; and support the sovereignty and terrotorial integrity of a democratic Ukraine. I will work hard at supporting the freedom and privacy in a manner that provides cost-effective solutions while making our country a safer and more productive place for all Americans. 

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) and Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) praised the United States Army’s decision to add a Security Force Assistance (SFA) Brigade to Fort Benning. This brigade will add 500 positions to Fort Benning and is in addition to the 85 positions that were announced last week.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding his support for Israel and his commitment to a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:  

Aug 18, 2016 Press Release

SPOKANE, WA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) and Ranking Member of the U.S.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, introduced H.R. 5248, the Agent Orange Reconciliation Act of 2016, in an effort to help heal the post-conflict, human cost of war by caring for children living with Spina Bifida due to Vietnam veteran parent’s exposure to Agent Orange. Spina Bifida requires costly surgeries and extensive medical care because of potential paralysis resulting from damage to the spinal cord.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) fights to bring back the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram by co-sponsoring H.R. 3833, a bill requiring the United States to develop a strategy to defeat Boko Haram. Introduced by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), the bill directs the Secretaries of State and Defense to develop a 5-year strategy to assist the multinational task force in defeating Boko Haram and to rebuild the region’s infrastructure to prevent the rise of another terrorist organization.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the issue of Syrian refugees:

Nov 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) supported the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report for Fiscal Year 2016. The agreement authorizes $515 billion, in discretionary base budget authority, including roughly $496.4 billion for the Department of Defense base budget and $18.6 billion for defense-related activities of the Department of Energy. However, the report would also authorize more than $89.2 billion for DOD overseas contingency operations. The Administration requested $50.9 billion.

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding his support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) relating to the nuclear program of Iran:

WHY I SUPPORT THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

Sep 3, 2015 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (D-GA), co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) and Ranking Member of the U.S.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the agreement announced this morning between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Russia, plus Germany) regarding Iran’s nuclear power and potential threat of nuclear weapons:

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