Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Op Eds

May 10, 2013 Op Ed

To the Constituents of the Second Congressional District in the greater Macon area,

First and foremost, it is my absolute pleasure to greet you as your Congressman! It has been seventeen years since my office last served the good people of Bibb County, and I am blessed to be back in Macon once again.

Jul 12, 2012 Op Ed

Our service members and veterans are the lifeblood of our great nation. They frequently are called to put themselves in harm’s way to safeguard our homeland and defend our liberties. Their sacrifices must never go unnoticed or unrewarded. We as a nation shall forever be indebted to those brave individuals who make up our armed forces units, the strongest military in the world.

Aug 11, 2011 Op Ed

As final preparations get underway for the dedication of the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall, it is important that we all reflect upon and applaud the many outstanding achievements of this great American patriot and iconic humanitarian. With his life he proved that non-violence is an effective way of perfecting social change.

Mar 28, 2011 Op Ed

As a nation, we tend to focus primarily on the service members who willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms that we cherish. However, we often forget that the families they leave behind sacrifice just as much as our heroes do. These families are affected in countless ways, and we have an obligation to do right by them.

Dec 8, 2010 Op Ed

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) today issued the following statement on the passage of the Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 8, 2010:

Sep 29, 2010 Op Ed

Congress has adjourned until after the November elections without casting a vote on a concern vital to the nation’s economic recovery – extending tax relief to all Americans.  I am extremely disappointed that given the delicate state of the economy, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not schedule a vote on this important issue. 

Jul 13, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Albany Herald)

Mr. Sellars should have looked farther than the title of the resolution and actually made some effort to understand it before writing his letter to the editor (EDITOR’S NOTE: “Bishop’s vote helps cut ethics oversight,” In My View letter by Jason Sellars of Cairo, July 8).

May 12, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)

To The Editor:

Billy Smith’s May 8th letter to the editor, “Bill Was Rammed Through,” contains a number of inaccuracies that I would like to correct.

May 1, 2010 Op Ed

(Published in the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight)

To The Editor:

I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to and correct the numerous false assertions of the Letter to the Editor written by Lake Adams, which appeared in the Saturday, April 24 edition of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.