Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D.-Ga.) has issued the following statement in response to the suggested Department of Transportation Airplane Peanut Ban:

"I am shocked and concerned about the excessive regulations proposed by the Department of Transportation regarding peanuts on airplanes. Given Congress' response in the past, I am surprised that the Department of Transportation is trying this again."

"I represent one of the largest peanut producing regions in the country, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to end another example of extreme government regulation, and I am hopeful we will prevail."