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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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:

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

FORT BENNING, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, reacted to the United States Army’s decision to draw down forces from Fort Benning in compliance with the U.S. Army’s overall brigade reduction plan:

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to support the repeal of the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law by approving H.R. 2393, the Country-of-Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015.

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the follow statement regarding his vote to deny the President “Fast-Track” authority to negotiate international trade agreements:

May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) opposed the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Peanut Caucus, welcomed a recent win for the U.S. pecan industry. China recently announced that they have lowered the import tariff on in-shell and shelled pecans from 24% to 10%. Last summer, Congressman Bishop hosted representatives from the China Nut Roasters Association in Georgia to discuss issues surrounding trade in pecans.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

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