Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr.

Representative from Georgia’s 2nd District, Democrat

Bishop, a Democrat, has been the representative for Georgia's 2nd congressional district since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Bishop for more statistics.

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 (81%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bishop’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.Con.Res. 112: Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
Jun 10, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Feb 13, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2016, Bishop missed 617 of 15,937 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% 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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