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Rob Bishop
Rob Bishop.jpg
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJames V. Hansen (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$2.30 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2003
Campaign $$2,411,152
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Utah House of Representatives
1979-1994
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
BirthdayJuly 13, 1951
Place of birthKaysville, UT
ProfessionTeacher
Net worth$40,501
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert "Rob" Bishop (b. July 13, 1951, in Kaysville, UT) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Utah. Bishop represents Utah's 1st Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Bishop won re-election on November 4, 2014. On April 26, 2014, at Utah’s GOP Convention, delegates chose Bishop as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Bishop is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from the University of Utah, Bishop taught history and government at the high school level for 28 years. He was also a member of the part-time Utah House of Representatives for 25 years.[2][3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bishop's political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Bishop serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Bishop served on the following House committees:[2]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Bishop's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Bishop voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Bishop voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.pngBishop voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Bishop voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

2014 Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[9] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Bishop voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Bishop voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[12]

2013 Farm bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Bishop voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[15] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Bishop voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Bishop voted against HR 2775.[21]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Bishop supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Bishop has supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Bishop voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[26] Bishop joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[27][28]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png Bishop voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[29]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bishop's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Bishop is a Hard-Core Conservative. Bishop received a score of 20 percent on social issues and 90 percent on economic issues.[30]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[31]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[30]

Campaign themes

2014

Bishop's campaign website listed the following issues:[32]

  • Abortion: "Rob is a passionate pro-life advocate. As a citizen, state legislator and congressman he has tirelessly fought to protect the rights of the unborn. He highly values the sanctity of human life and will continue to fight for this cause."
  • Border Security And Immigration: "We need to secure the borders and better enforce the laws already on the books, and that’s the way Rob votes. He is the lead sponsor of HR 1505, legislation ensuring border security takes priority over environmental land regulations. The bill has drawn national attention and is viewed by many as the first critical step in real immigration reform."
  • Education: "From his 28 years in the classroom, Rob knows firsthand the necessity of a sound educational system. He believes and fights for the rights of parents and local teachers to decide the type of education that best fit the needs of their students."
  • Energy: "Rob believes we can protect our environment while allowing for wise stewardship and multiple uses. Stewardship means respecting and enhancing the land and its natural resources. The prudent development of our natural resources and energy not only adds to our energy independence but also greatly impacts job growth and economic recovery."
  • Federalism – The Founders’ Formula For Freedom: "Rob has basically had one main goal in Washington – to lose power. The solution to so many problems is a return to the Constitutional principle of Federalism and the 10th Amendment – returning power, money and control back to states and to the people."

[33]

—Rob Bishop's campaign website, http://www.votebishop.com/issues-and-solutions

2012

According to Bishop's website, his campaign themes included:[34]

  • Education: "We are counterproductive when we waste money on one-size-fits-all federal programs that bind the hands of creative teachers and administrators at the local level."
  • Energy: "...development of our natural resources and energy not only adds to our energy independence but also greatly impacts job growth and economic recovery."
  • Economy: "the only solution to the economic crisis we continue to face is hard work, creativity and the free market, not massive government spending on federal programs that only further our nation’s great debt."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Rob Bishop endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [35]

Elections

2014

See also: Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Bishop won re-election to the U.S. House to represent Utah's 1st District on November 4, 2014.

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop Incumbent 64.2% 70,240
     Democratic Donna McAleer 29% 31,668
     Libertarian Craig Bowden 3.6% 3,941
     Independent American Dwayne Vance 3.2% 3,538
Total Votes 109,387
Source: Utah.gov
Convention results

On April 26, 2014, at Utah’s GOP Convention, delegates chose Bishop as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election. Bishop received 767 votes, or 80.74 percent, while David Yu-Lin Chiu received 183 votes, or 19.26 percent.[1]

2012

See also: Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Bishop won re-election in 2012. He defeated Leonard Fabiano and Jacqueline Smith in the Republican convention. He defeated two challengers in the general election on November 6, 2012.[36]

U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop Incumbent 71.5% 175,487
     Democratic Donna M. McAleer 24.7% 60,611
     Constitution Sherry Phipps 3.8% 9,430
Total Votes 245,528
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Bishop attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor information for Bishop is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishop raised a total of $2,411,152 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 2, 2013.[42]

Rob Bishop's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $353,367
2010 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $278,327
2008 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $309,556
2006 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $363,297
2004 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $437,648
2002 US House (Utah, District 1) Won $668,957
Grand Total Raised $2,411,152

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bishop's reports.[43]

Rob Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2013$14,110.29$11,000.00$(11,860.46)$13,249.83
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2013$13,249.83$68,505.00$(29,517.38)$52,237.45
October Quarterly[46]October 15, 2013$52,237.45$29,900.00$(31,237.25)$50,900.20
Year-End[47]January 31, 2014$50,900$45,795$(17,635)$79,060
Pre-Convention[48]April 14, 2014$79,060.29$19,900.00$(64,656.79)$34,303.50
Running totals
$175,100$(154,906.88)

2012


Bishop won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $353,367 and spent $403,467.[49]

Cost per vote

Bishop spent $2.30 per vote received in 2012.

2010


Bishop won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $278,327 and spent $302,771.[50]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bishop's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $16,002 to $65,000. That averages to $40,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Bishop ranked as the 393rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Between 2004 and 2012, Bishop‘s calculated net worth increased from $-20,053 to $40,501. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[52]

Rob Bishop Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$-20,053
2012$40,501
Growth from 2004 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[53]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Bishop is the chair of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. Bishop received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Oil & Gas industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Utah's 1st Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[54]

From 2011-2014, 24.98 percent of Bishop's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[55]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Rob Bishop Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,713,629
Total Spent $2,602,943
Chair of the the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$188,100
Leadership PACs$156,435
Computers/Internet$119,425
Real Estate$107,200
Credit Unions$106,737
% total in top industry6.93%
% total in top two industries12.7%
% total in top five industries24.98%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Bishop most often votes with:

Bishop least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bishop is a "far-right Republican," as of September 2014.[57] This was the same rating Bishop received in June 2013.[58]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Bishop missed 612 of 8,692 roll call votes from January 2003 to August 2014. This amounts to 7.0 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[59]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bishop paid his congressional staff a total of $999,614 in 2011. Overall, Utah ranked 17th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[60]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Bishop was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Bishop's staff was given an apparent $350.00 in bonus money.[61]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Bishop was one of three members who ranked 40th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[62]

2012

Bishop was one of three members who ranked 98th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[63]

2011

Bishop ranked 153rd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[64]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Bishop voted with the Republican Party 92.8 percent of the time, which ranked 168th among the 233 House Republican members as of August 2014.[65]

2013

Bishop voted with the Republican Party 95.6 percent of the time, which ranked 139th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[66]

Personal

Bishop and his wife, Jeralynn, have five children and live in Brigham City.[2]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  31. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  33. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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  53. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  66. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
James V. Hansen
U.S. House of Representatives - Utah, 1st District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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