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Rep. Dan Bishop

Representative for North Carolina’s 9th District

pronounced dan // BISH-up


Bishop is the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Sep 17, 2019. Bishop is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Bishop is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 election, Bishop joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Bishop voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States.
Photo of Rep. Dan Bishop [R-NC9]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Bishop.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bishop is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bishop has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Feb 23, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bishop sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (43%) Immigration (29%) Health (29%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bishop’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bishop voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Bishop voted Nay

Bishop voted Nay

Passed 278/136 on Mar 11, 2020.

Bishop voted Nay

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Bishop voted Nay

Passed 392/22 on Jan 28, 2020.

Bishop voted Nay

Bishop voted No

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Bishop voted Nay

Passed 410/13 on Dec 5, 2019.

Missed Votes

From Sep 2019 to Feb 2021, Bishop missed 41 of 460 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: