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Bishop voted for 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 1 of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
 
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Tim Bishop
Tim Bishop.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFelix Grucci, Jr. (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$20.88 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,557,180
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHoly Cross College
Master'sLong Island University
Personal
BirthdayJune 1, 1950
Place of birthSouthampton, New York
ProfessionCollege Administrator
Net worth$1,342,004
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop (b. June 1, 1950, in Southampton, New York) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 1st Congressional District. Bishop was first elected to the House in 2002 and is currently serving his sixth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against Randy Altschuler.[1]

Bishop ran for re-election in New York's 1st Congressional District on November 4, 2014.[2]

Bishop is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[3]

Bishop was the provost of Southampton College before his successful 2002 congressional bid.

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

Biography

Bishop was born in Southampton, New York. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1972 and earned an M.A. from Long Island University in 1981.[4]

Career

After earning his AB in history, Bishop went to work for Southampton College, where he still works today.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Bishop serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Bishop served on the following committees:[7]

Issues

Legislative actions

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.[10] For more information pertaining to Bishop's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Bishop voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Bishop voted in favor 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Bishop voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Bishop voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[14] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[16] 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.[17] Bishop voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[18] 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 for HR 2775.[19]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Bishop voted against 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.[20] The vote largely followed party lines.[21]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Bishop has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[22]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Bishop voted against 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[23]

Previous congressional sessions

Rep. Bishop voted for TARP.[24] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[25]

Bishop also supported the auto bailout.[26] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[25]

In addition, Rep. Bishop voted for the stimulus bill.[27] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[28]

Bishop also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[29] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[30]

Bishop supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[31] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[32]

Finally, Bishop voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[33] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[34]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Bishop voted for 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 1 of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[35]

Campaign themes

2012

Bishop listed some of his key campaign themes on his website:[36]

  • "Deficit Reduction - Congressman Bishop co-chairs the Democratic Budget Group, a weekly meeting of House Democrats to discuss budget and related policy issues with outside experts and government officials. Congressman Bishop is a member of the "GoBig" Coalition of 100 bipartisan House members who support a plan to reduce the deficit by $3-4 trillion over 10 years with a balanced mix of spending reductions and closing tax loopholes to increase revenue.
  • The Affordable Care Act – Congressman Bishop supported legislation that provides Medicare beneficiaries free preventive care services such as cancer screenings, bone mass measurements, cardiovascular diseases screenings, and diabetes testing. That same legislation also closes the Medicare Part D coverage gap, also known as the “doughnut hole” so that seniors pay less for prescription drugs. In 2011, seniors saved $2.1 billion on prescriptions drugs due to the legislation Congressman Bishop supported.
  • Lowering Gas Prices – Since arriving in Congress, Congressman Bishop has fought hard to lower gas prices on Long Island while reducing our dependency on foreign oil. He has also been a leader in the effort to repeal unaffordable tax breaks for Big Oil and has fought against industrializing the Long Island Sound with the Broadwater LNG facility.
  • GI Bill for the 21st Century – Congressman Bishop is a supporter of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, a bill that provides tuition relief, job training, and related incentives to our returning veterans. Since the passage of this bill in 2008, Congress has provided a framework to reward returning military personnel for their service to our country.
  • Fighting for Patients - Not Insurance Companies - Congressman Bishop supported legislation that finally gives the upper hand to patients rather than to insurance companies and keeps health care decisions where they belong: between doctors and patients. Because of his support, Long Island families will no longer face insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, canceling coverage because a patient gets sick, or dollar limits on the amount a plan will cover during the year or the patient’s lifetime.
  • Protecting the Environment - Congressman Bishop has long been a leading voice in Congress for environmental protection and wise use of our precious natural resources. With over 300 miles of coastline in New York’s First Congressional District, he understands that a clean environment is vital for eastern Long Island’s economy.
  • Earmarks – Congressman has secured over $450 million dollars in direct federal investment to Long Island, putting people back to work and expanding the economy. For example, these investments have improved public safety by providing law enforcement the tools they need to combat crime, improved access at local hospitals by securing state-of-the-art technology, and protected the livelihoods of fishermen and maritime small businesses by dredging Shinnecock Inlet and Lake Montauk Harbor."

Elections

2014

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

Bishop ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 1st District. Bishop sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Bishop is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[3]

2012

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

Bishop won the election.[37] Bishop ran for re-election in 2012.[38] He was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and faced Republican Randy Altschuler in the general election, a rematch of 2010. Bishop was seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in New York's congressional delegation.[39] He defeated Randy Altschuler on November 6, 2012.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Bishop Incumbent 49.3% 145,198
     Republican Randy Altschuler 44.7% 131,650
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6% 17,730
Total Votes 294,578
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bishop is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishop raised a total of $11,557,180 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[45]

Tim Bishop's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $2,731,218
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $3,066,831
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $1,391,804
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $1,400,902
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $1,990,911
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1) Won $975,514
Grand Total Raised $11,557,180

Individual breakdown

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’ reports.[46]

Tim Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2013$6,969.47$182,404.34$(43,888.05)$145,485.76
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2013$145,485.76$284,610.87$(128,908.80)$301,187.83
October Quarterly[49]October 15, 2013$301,187.83$253,966.90$(128,474.09)$426,680.64
Year-End Quarterly[50]December 31, 2013$426,680$278,011$(138,611)$565,456
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$565,456.02$300,919.49$(144,312.65)$722,062.86
Pre-Primary[52]June 12, 2014$722,062.86$175,281.56$(88,566.23)$808,778.19
July Quarterly[53]July 15, 2014$808,778.19$349,137.49$(27,963.03)$1,129,952.65
October Quarterly[54]October 15, 2014$1,129,952.65$700,001.41$(815,248.59)$1,014,705.47
Running totals
$2,524,333.06$(1,515,972.44)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bishop won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $2,731,218 and spent $3,031,036.[55]

Cost per vote

Bishop spent $20.88 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Bishop was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a fifth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $3,066,831 and spent $3,097,008.[56]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bishop is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 18, 2013.[57]

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.[58]

Bishop most often votes with:

Bishop least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Bishop missed 189 of 7,674 roll call votes, from Jan 2003 to Apr 2013, which is 2.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[57]

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 $995,907 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[59]

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 $1,850.00 in bonus money.[60]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bishop's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $853,009 and $1,830,999. That averages to $1,342,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Bishop ranked as the 185th most wealthy representative in 2012.[61]

Tim Bishop Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$1,342,004.00
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.

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Bishop ranked 141st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[62]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Bishop tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 115th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[63]

Voting with party

June 2013

Tim Bishop voted with the Democratic Party 94.9% of the time, which ranked 50th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[64]

Personal

Bishop is among the 12th generation of Bishops to live in the village of Southampton. He and his wife Kathryn, founder and director of The Children’s School for early childhood development, have two daughters, Molly and Meghan, and a grandchild, Nathan.[65]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Bishop for Congress, "Home," accessed March 11, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "BISHOP, Timothy H., (1950 - )"
  5. Bishop for Congress 2012, First Congressional District, New York, "Meet Tim"
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  7. Congressman Tim Bishop, Representing the 1st District of New York, "Committees & Caucuses"
  8. The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member, "Subcommittees"
  9. Committee on Education & the Workforce, Democrats, "Committee Members"
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  11. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 2, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act," accessed August 27, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "Bishop on agriculture," accessed October 2, 2013
  15. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 2, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 2, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "Bishop on abortion," accessed October 2, 2013
  24. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 681"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Gallup, "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," accessed September 13, 2010
  26. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 690" accessed December 10, 2008
  27. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 46," accessed January 28, 2009
  28. Rasmussen, "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," accessed August 24, 2010
  29. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 314," accessed June 9, 2009
  30. Rasmussen, "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," accessed June 23, 2009
  31. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 477," accessed June 26, 2009
  32. Rasmussen, "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," accessed June 30, 2009
  33. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 165," accessed March 21, 2010
  34. Rasmussen, "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," accessed September 20, 2010
  35. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  36. Campaign website, "Issues"
  37. Politico, "2012 Election Map, New York"
  38. Tim Bishop for Congress, "Home," accessed January 28, 2012
  39. Politicker, "George Demos Withdraws," accessed May 25, 2012
  40. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  41. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  42. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  43. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  44. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
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  46. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  47. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop April Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  48. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  49. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  50. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  51. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  52. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  53. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  54. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Bishop October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  55. Open Secrets, "Tim Bishop 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
  56. Open Secrets, "Timothy H. Bishop 2010 Election Data," accessed December 4, 2011
  57. 57.0 57.1 GovTrack, "Bishop," accessed June 18, 2013
  58. OpenCongress, "Tim Bishop," accessed August 6, 2013
  59. LegiStorm, "Timothy H. Bishop," accessed October 2, 2012
  60. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
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  63. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  64. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  65. Congressman Tim Bishop, Representing the 1st District of New York, "Biography"
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