Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jan 30, 2018
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement concerning the announcement by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress.
“Since 2003, I have had the pleasure and honor of serving with Rodney Frelinghuysen on the House Appropriations Committee, including a number of years on the Defense Subcommittee. He has been a steadfast, moderate voice in our chamber.  
“As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, he has strived to build consensus among his committee members. It is a difficult job, but one that he has carried out equitably and effectively.
“His retirement will be a tremendous loss for the U.S. Congress, the people of New Jersey, and the nation at large. I thank him for his service and look forward to our continued work together through the close of 2018.”