Since 1993, Congressman Sanford Bishop has represented Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District.
Congressman Bishop sits on the influential House Appropriations Committee. He is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. He also serves on both the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services. Before 2003, Congressman Bishop served on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Congressman Bishop has been a reliable source of support in Congress for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. A consistent ally of the two-state solution, Bishop was a cosponsor on H. Res. 365, a resolution commending the Kerry Initiative. Congressman Bishop was a vocal advocate of the Obama administration’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution with the Iranians over their nuclear program. Before voting in favor of the JCPOA, Bishop signed onto legislative vehicles urging a diplomacy-first approach to dealing with Iran.
Bishop was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years and Georgia State Senate for 2 years before running for Congress in 1992. After receiving an honorable discharge from the US Army, Bishop had his own law firm.