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Rep. Timothy Bishop

Former Representative for New York’s 1st District

Bishop, a Democrat, was the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2014.

Congressional misconduct:

In 2013 Bishop was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for constituent services in 2012. The House Committee on Ethics recommended further review. Representative Bishop lost the 2014 election.

Photo of Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Bishop.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Bishop was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

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.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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye 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 ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
Nay H.Con.Res. 282 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
May 27, 2010. Passed 230/187.
Nay 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

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. ProPublica has tracked 70 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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