Read our 2018 Report Card for Bishop.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jul 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Sanford Bishop Jr. sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Bishop was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6719 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 12th Street Lobby in Columbus, Georgia, as the “Richard W. Williams Chapter of the ...
- H.R. 1941 (112th): Hiring Heroes Act of 2011
- H.R. 6859 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1501 South Slappey Boulevard in Albany, Georgia, as the “Dr. Walter Carl Gordon, Jr. Post ...
- H.J.Res. 70 (110th): Congratulating the Army Reserve on its centennial, which will be formally celebrated on April 23, 2008, and commemorating the historic contributions of its veterans and continuing contributions ...
- H.R. 4692 (107th): To amend the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Establishment of the Andersonville National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes”, to ...
- H.R. 1432 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3698 Inner Perimeter Road in Valdosta, Georgia, as the “Major Lyn McIntosh Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 2699 (106th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 223 Broad Street in Albany, Georgia, as the “C.B. King United States Courthouse”.
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Bishop sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bishop’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3164: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 2620: Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act
- H.Res. 196: Recognizing the American Peanut Shellers Association for their exemplary services and dedicated efforts ...
- H.R. 283: To adjust the boundaries of the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and for ...
- H.R. 265: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
- H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act
- H.R. 6719 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
From Jan 1993 to Jul 2019, Bishop missed 676 of 17,666 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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