Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop Supports Border Security Supplemental

Aug 10, 2010
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced his support for H.R. 6080, the 2010 Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which was approved by voice vote.

“It is my strong belief that we cannot compromise our national security,” said Congressman Bishop. “We must do all we can to reduce the increasing violence around our border, and I fully support strengthening our border security, particularly from illegal entry into the U.S., as well as other potentially dangerous factors, including terrorist elements. This bill goes a long way to provide critical support to protect our great nation’s security.”

The bill is the exact text of the Schumer Substitute to H.R. 5875 passed by the Senate on Thursday, August 5, 2010. The House had to consider it as a new bill to satisfy the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. It provides a total of $600 million to help address the threat of increased violence along the Southwest Border by strengthening border security and enforcement efforts, and it is fully offset. It must now be approved by the Senate before it can be signed into law by the President.

For more information on the bill, click here.