Humanitarian Needs in Cuba letter
December 16 2021 , House Rules Committee Chair James McGovern (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (D-NY), House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy Chair Bobby Rush (D-IL) led 114 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize the well-being of the Cuban people as they experience the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history...
In the wake of this year’s protests, the members urged the administration to support the Cuban people by suspending U.S. regulations that prevent food, medicine, remittances, and other humanitarian assistance from reaching the Cuban people...
Signatories included Sanford Bishop.
Attended Event Honoring Rev. Sun Myung Moon
On March 23, 2004, a congressional reception was held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., honoring Korean-born businessman and religious leader, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Moon, 85, has been controversial for years. Renowned for officiating at mass weddings, he received an 18-month prison sentence in 1982 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice. In a 1997 sermon, he likened homosexuals to "dirty dung-eating dogs." Democrats Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Rep. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. of Georgia; and Republicans Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland, Rep. Christopher B. Cannon of Utah, and Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania – received "Ambassadors for Peace" awards at the ceremony. There were reportedly 81 members of Congress total at the event.
2010 Veterans of Foreign Wars Endorsement
Congressional Black Caucus
ARA endorsement, 2014
Blue Dog Coalition
In Congress, Sanford Bishop is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition.
- Washington Post: The Rev. Moon Honored at Hill Reception , June 23, 2004 (accessed on Nov. 18, 2010)
- WND: Rev. Moon holds coronation at Capitol, June 14, 2010 (accessed on Nov. 18, 2010)
- VFW PAC website: 2010 Endorsements, updated Sept. 24, 2010 (accessed on Oct. 13, 2010)
- Congressional Black Caucus: Members (accessed on Feb. 24, 2011)