Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. [D]

Representative from Georgia’s 2nd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Representative Georgia's 2nd District (map)

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bishop has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bishop is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Sanford Bishop Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bishop sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (76%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2015, Bishop missed 600 of 15,277 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 89 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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