Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Apr 28, 2021
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“President Biden’s address tonight gave us a ‘dose of hope’ but also a blueprint to make that hope a reality. He reviewed the first 100 days of his presidency and the tremendous progress made through his American Rescue Plan, a logistical miracle, which saved American families from the coronavirus and the economic recession it has caused. The plan provided $1400 stimulus checks, support for small businesses and workers, as well as states and local communities—all financially drained from responding to the pandemic. Right now, ninety percent of Americans are within 5 miles of a vaccination center, everyone over the age of 16 can get vaccinated, and 220 million shots have been given—all within the first 100 days.

“Now we have his bold plan for the American Jobs Act to help us rebuild our aging and deteriorating infrastructure with new and innovative 21st century investments—roads, bridges, water systems, high-speed internet, airports, transit systems—that will create good-paying jobs in our nation that will also help mitigate the effects of climate change. It will upgrade American manufacturing; invest in research, science, and technologies; improve our supply chain; and create a long-term resilience to safeguard our critical infrastructure so that America can be the leading competitor in the global marketplace.

“Finally, the American Families Plan, a once-in-a-generation investment in American families will build a foundation for opportunity through education, childcare, and healthcare.

“This first 100 days has lifted us from ‘crisis into opportunity’ to make America truly greater for everyone going forward.”