Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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Jun 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. The 2002 AUMF provided broad leeway for the President to conduct war following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), released the following statement regarding the recent ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline:

“I am deeply disturbed by the ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, an important source of gasoline. As a former member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I have long been a supporter of increased investment in our cybersecurity infrastructure. As a nation, we have underinvested in cybersecurity which has left us vulnerable to foreign hackers.

Jan 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting an insurrection:

“Voting to impeach the President on the eve of a new Administration is unprecedented. But, the actions of President Trump, leading up to and on January 6th to overturn the results of the Presidential election and block the peaceful, constitutionally mandated transition of power is a clear and present danger to the people of the United States.

Jan 12, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood:

“It pains me to learn we have lost another Capitol Police Officer, Howard Liebengood, after the insurrection of the Capitol last Wednesday. We are grateful for his service and protection of the Capitol grounds for many years. I send my deepest condolences to his loved ones as they grieve this unimaginable loss.”

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement:

“The attack on the Capitol this Wednesday was domestic terrorism incited by our President and carried out by his supporters. Their actions led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. We are deeply fortunate that more people did not die. January 6, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days in our nation’s history and as such, we must act decisively in defense of the People and institutions of our government.

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the death of U.S Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Brian Sicknick. Officer Sicknick died after defending our Capitol and the people in it from the violent assault on January 6. We are grateful for his service and sacrifice.

“The people responsible for his death must be brought to justice swiftly. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family as they mourn this tremendous loss.”

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the death of U.S Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Brian Sicknick. Officer Sicknick died after defending our Capitol and the people in it from the violent assault on January 6. We are grateful for his service and sacrifice.

“The people responsible for his death must be brought to justice swiftly. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family as they mourn this tremendous loss.”

Sep 11, 2020 Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement for the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001:

“Today marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our nation. My prayers are with the people who lost a loved one that tragic day, whose hearts are heavier today. I am grateful to the first responders who heroically rushed into dangerous situations to save others, even though they may not have been able to save themselves.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“There is no joy for me in the impeachment process, because I know the nature of impeachment is polarizing. Unfortunately, based on his own words, conduct, and the evidence from credible witnesses, there is no other option but to impeach.

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act:

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