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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Dec 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of the United States seeking to restore diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba:

“First and foremost, I am grateful for the efforts of President Obama, Senator Leahy, Representative Lee, and all the others who worked so hard to secure the freedom of Alan Gross and Rolando Trujillo. I am pleased that Alan Gross is now back home and reunited with his family, and am relieved that he and Rolando Trujillo are safe on American soil.

Oct 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, advocated for Georgia’s pecan industry during a brief meeting with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York City on Sunday. After a private conversation, he gave Prime Minister Modi and his staff a letter calling for India to reduce pecan tariff rates.

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) joined Blue Star Families at the release of their yearly Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The key concerns of military families identified from this year’s survey were transition from the service, military pay, and changes to retirement benefits.

Jun 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944:

May 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) condemned the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram by joining in cosponsoring a bipartisan House Resolution and releasing the following statement:

Oct 9, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, stood up for military families by joining Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Christopher Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Danny Heck (D-WA), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Rep.

Oct 8, 2013 Press Release

FORT BENNING, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement lamenting the deaths of 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, killed in an improvised bomb attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Hawkins and Pfc Patterson were both assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, GA.

Oct 3, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to fight for a Fiscal year (FY) 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the entire federal government and keeps it open for all Americans. The measure under consideration, House Joint Resolution (H.J.

Sep 18, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding Monday’s tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard:

“The horrific events that unfolded at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday mark a tragic time for our nation. I offer my condolences to the families of those men and women killed yesterday, and my thoughts remain with the injured and their loved ones.

Sep 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11:

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