Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Mar 4, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) supported the passage of H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The legislation continues funding full DHS operations through the end of September 2015.

“Above everything, it is vitally important that a DHS shutdown be averted so critical services provided by Homeland Security continue to safeguard and secure our families, businesses, and communities in Georgia and across the nation. House passage of the clean Senate agreement on DHS funding ensures that TSA, border patrol, the secret service, the Coast Guard, FEMA, and initiatives bolstering cyber-security are funded until the end of the fiscal year 2015. It is my hope that in the meantime, rational minds will convene over a long term solution regarding immigration reform, and pass a solution for the benefit of all Americans.”

The legislation was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 167. For more information regarding the Department of Homeland Security Continuing Resolution and its provisions, please click here.