Bishop was the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2003 to 2014.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2013 Bishop was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for constituent services in 2012. The House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.. Representative Bishop lost the 2014 election.
|Jun. 13, 2013||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation|
|Sep. 11, 2013||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.|
|Nov. 4, 2014||Bishop lost reelection.|
|Jan. 2, 2015||House Committee on Ethics reported that the end of the member's term ended the committee's jurisdiction.|
Read our 2014 Report Card for Bishop.
Bishop is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Bishop was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3912 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Mastic Road in Mastic Beach, New York, as the “Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post ...
- H.R. 14 (112th): MAP-21
- H.R. 3250 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1210 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York, as the “Private First Class Garfield M. ...
- H.R. 3921 (110th): Procedural Fairness for September 11 Victims Act of 2007
- H.R. 4101 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 170 East Main Street in Patchogue, New York, as the “Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Post ...
- H.R. 4427 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73 South Euclid Avenue in Montauk, New York, as the “Perry B. Duryea, Jr. Post ...
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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Taxation (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Environmental Protection (6%) Energy (6%)
Some of Bishop’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5554 (113th): Helping Wounded Warriors Cover Medical Expenses Act
- H.R. 5410 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 5122 (113th): Railroad Hours of Service Employees Technical Corrections Act
- H.R. 4722 (113th): EEZ Clarification Act
- H.R. 4511 (113th): Protecting Students From Automatic Default Act of 2014
- H.R. 4233 (113th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to ...
- H.R. 3869 (113th): Fluke Fairness Act
|Bishop’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
H.Con.Res. 282 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
May 27, 2010. Passed 230/187.
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Bishop missed 198 of 8,776 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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