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|Place of birth = Southampton, New York
 
|Place of birth = Southampton, New York
 
|Profession = College Administrator
 
|Profession = College Administrator
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|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://timbishop.house.gov/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop''' (b. June 1, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Bishop was elected by voters from [[New York's 1st congressional district]]. He ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Randy Altschuler]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop''' (b. June 1, 1950, in Southampton, [[New York|NY]]) 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]].<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Bishop was a 2014 [[Democratic Party|Democratic]], [[Working Families Party|Working Families]] and [[Independence Party of America|Independence Party]] candidate who sought re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref>[http://bishopforcongress.com/ ''Bishop for Congress'', "Home," accessed March 11, 2014]</ref> He ran unopposed for all three nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NY_US_House_0624.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014]</ref> Bishop was defeated by [[Lee Zeldin]] (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/new-york/#.VF0aOPTF-Pc ''Politico'', "2014 New York House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref>
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Bishop was a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee'', "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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Bishop was the provost of Southampton College before his successful 2002 congressional bid.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bishop is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_bishop/400031 ''Gov Track'' "Bishop" Accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==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.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b001242 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "BISHOP, Timothy H., (1950 - )"]</ref>
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Bishop was born in Southampton, [[New York]]. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1972 with a degree in history, going on to earn an M.A. from Long Island University in 1981.<ref name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b001242 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "BISHOP, Timothy H., (1950 - )," accessed December 5, 2011‎]</ref>
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Bishop had a career as an administrator at Southampton College from 1973-2002.<ref>[http://www.bishopforcongress.com/page.cfm?ID=1 ''Bishop for Congress 2012, First Congressional District, New York'', "Meet Tim," accessed December 5, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
After earning his AB in history, Bishop went to work for Southampton College, where he still works today.<ref>[http://www.bishopforcongress.com/page.cfm?ID=1 ''Bishop for Congress 2012, First Congressional District, New York'' "Meet Tim"]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Bishop's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bioguide/><ref name=house>[http://timbishop.house.gov/biography/ ''Congressman Tim Bishop, First District of New York'', "Biography," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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*1968: Graduated from Southampton High School, Southampton, NY
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*1972: Earned B.A. in history from Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA
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*1981. Earned M.A. in public administration from Long Island University, Long Island, NY
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*1973-2002: Administrator at Southampton College, Southampton, NY
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*2003-Present: [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. Representative]] from [[New York's 1st Congressional District]]
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Bishop serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Bishop serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Education and Workforce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Education and Workforce Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
 
**Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment - ''Ranking Member''
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment ''Ranking Member''
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Bishop served on the following committees:<ref>[http://timbishop.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=15&sectiontree=6,15 ''Congressman Tim Bishop, Representing the 1st District of New York'' "Committees & Caucuses"]</ref>
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Bishop served on the following committees:<ref>[http://timbishop.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=15&sectiontree=6,15 ''Congressman Tim Bishop, Representing the 1st District of New York'', "Committees & Caucuses," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
 
**Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (Ranking Member)<ref>[http://democrats.transportation.house.gov/subcommittees ''The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (Ranking Member)<ref>[http://democrats.transportation.house.gov/subcommittees ''The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Nick J. Rahall II, Ranking Member'', "Subcommittees," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Education and Workforce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Education and Workforce Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections<ref>[http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/membership ''Committee on Education & the Workforce, Democrats'' "Committee Members"]</ref>
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**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections<ref>[http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/membership ''Committee on Education & the Workforce, Democrats'', "Committee Members," accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/44518/tim-bishop?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UkxaxRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Bishop voted in opposition 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.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/624 ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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Bishop voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/44518/tim-bishop?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UkxcYBCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Bishop on agriculture," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{nay vote}}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.<ref name=clerk>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Bishop voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref name=clerk/>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/44518/tim-bishop?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UkxcrxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Nay vote}} Bishop has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/44518/tim-bishop?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UkxdBRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/44518/tim-bishop?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UkxdSxCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Bishop on abortion," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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Rep. Bishop voted for TARP.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 681," accessed October 27, 2010]</ref> According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.<ref name=gallup>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'', "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," accessed September 13, 2010]</ref>
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Bishop also supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 690" accessed December 10, 2008]</ref> As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.<ref name=gallup/>
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In addition, Rep. Bishop voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 46," accessed January 28, 2009]</ref> A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'', "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," accessed August 24, 2010]</ref>
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Bishop also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 314," accessed June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'', "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," accessed June 23, 2009]</ref>
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Bishop supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 477," accessed June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'', "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," accessed June 30, 2009]</ref>
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Finally, Bishop voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 165," accessed March 21, 2010]</ref> About 57 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'', "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," accessed September 20, 2010]</ref>
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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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 one 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>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s060_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Tim Bishop's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 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 '''Liberal Populist.''' Bishop received a score of 56 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name= Bishop |Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/NY/Timothy_Bishop.htm ''On The Issues'', "Tim Bishop Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Favors
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Bishop listed the following issues on his campaign website:<ref>[http://bishopforcongress.com/issues-bishop ''Tim Bishop for Congress'', "Issues," accessed October 6, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Environment''': "With over 300 miles of coastline in New York’s First Congressional District, I understand that a clean environment is vital for eastern Long Island’s economy. From leading the charge against misguided efforts to reward heavy industry at the expense of our environment, to bringing back needed federal dollars to preserve open space and preserve our beaches, I am working hard to ensure that future generations will have clean air and water in perpetuity."
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*'''Fighting for Seniors''': "I have led the charge against the Republican budget that would end Medicare as we know it and transform it into a voucher system. Our seniors worked long and hard to pay into Medicare—I will always fight to ensure they receive the high-quality care that they’ve earned."
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*'''Fighting for Working Americans''': "A strong middle class is vital to grow the Long Island economy. That’s why I voted to extend income tax cuts for middle-class families, voted for the payroll tax cut, and voted to repeal the marriage penalty and veterans tax on retirement pay and disability benefits."
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*'''Jobs and the Economy''': "When Republicans in Congress tried to slash funding to Brookhaven National Laboratory, I successfully fought against their severe cuts and saved 1,000 middle-class jobs. And when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed moving the New York Air Traffic Control center in Ronkonkoma and the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control facility in Westbury off Long Island, I spearheaded the effort to keep the facility on Long Island and saved 950 jobs in the process."
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*'''Supporting Our Veterans''': "Our brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom deserve our full support when they return home. I voted to improve access to high-quality healthcare, reduce wait times and provide $5 billion to recruit more doctors, nurses and other medical professional for our returning veterans."
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*'''Working for Long Island''': "Together with Senator Chuck Schumer, I led the initiative directing the FAA to create the North Shore route that requires pilots to remain a mile offshore and has given relief to many Long Islanders, and I have repeatedly pressed the FAA to add a South Shore route. I will continue to work to extend the route past Orient Point and protect the quality of life on Long Island's East End."
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Bishop listed some of his key campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://bishopforcongress.com/issues Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
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Bishop listed some of his key campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://bishopforcongress.com/issues ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*"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.
 
*"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.
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*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.
 
*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, cancelling coverage because a patient gets sick, or dollar limits on the amount a plan will cover during the year or the patient’s lifetime.
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*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.
 
*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.
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*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."
 
*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."
  
===Political positions===
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==Elections==
====Specific votes====  
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===2014===
Rep. Bishop voted for TARP.<ref>http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml</ref> According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'' "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010]</ref>
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Bishop also supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 690" December 10, 2008]</ref> As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved
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of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'' "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010]</ref>
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Bishop was a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee'', "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
  
In addition, Rep. Bishop voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009]</ref> 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. <ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'' "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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Bishop's endorsements included:
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*'''The Independence Party'''<ref name=ip>[http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2014/03/46595/independence-party-backs-bishop/ ''The Suffolk Times'', "Independence Party backs Congressman Bishop," accessed May 24, 2014]</ref>
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**Although Bishop had received the Independence Party endorsement in most of his elections, in 2012 the endorsement went instead to his opponent, [[Randy Altschuler]].<ref name=ip/>
  
Bishop also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'' "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009]</ref>
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====Ethics investigations====
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Bishop came under investigation from the [[House Ethics Committee]] for an alleged campaign finance violation from 2012. The accusations stated that Bishop helped get a fireworks permit for Eric Semler's son's bar mitzvah, and subsequently asked Semler for a campaign contribution. Bishop denied that he committed any illegal actions. Although the supposed violation occurred in 2012, the Ethics Committee had not made a decision as of May 2014, and outside groups such as the [[National Republican Campaign Committee]] (NRCC) and [[American Action Network]] began using Bishop's actions against him in preparation for the November 2014 general election.<ref>[http://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle-1.812042/bishop-s-bar-mitvah-scandal-timeline-posted-by-outside-group-1.8123228 ''Newsday'', "'Bishop's bar mitvah scandal' timeline posted by outside group," accessed May 24, 2014]</ref>
  
Bishop supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'' "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
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====Media====
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*The [[National Republican Campaign Committee]] (NRCC) released an ad in February 2014 attacking Bishop for potential ethics violations under investigation by the [[House Ethics Committee]].<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/02/in-tv-ad-nrcc-blasts-bishop/ ''New York State of Politics'', "In TV Ad, NRCC Blasts Bishop," accessed May 24, 2014]</ref>
  
Finally, Bishop voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'' "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>
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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 one of 172 Democrats that 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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==Elections==
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[New York's 1st congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Bishop is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New York's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Bishop won the election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>  Bishop ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.bishopforcongress.com/ Bishop for Congress 2012 campaign site, Accessed January 28, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://politicker.com/2012/05/george-demos-withdraws/ ''Politicker'' "George Demos Withdraws," May 25, 2012]</ref>  He defeated [[Randy Altschuler]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New_York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Bishop won the election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, New York," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref>  Bishop ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.bishopforcongress.com/ ''Tim Bishop for Congress'', "Home," accessed January 28, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://politicker.com/2012/05/george-demos-withdraws/ ''Politicker'', "George Demos Withdraws," accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>  He defeated [[Randy Altschuler]] on November 6, 2012.<ref name=abc/> Although Bishop has received the Independence Party endorsement in most of his elections, in 2012 the endorsement went instead to his opponent. Bishop was seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in New York's congressional delegation.<ref>[http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2014/03/46595/independence-party-backs-bishop/ ''Suffolk Times'', "Independence Party backs Congressman Bishop," accessed March 10, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://observer.com/2012/05/george-demos-withdraws/ ''New York Observer'', "George Demos Withdraws," accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/505/Timothy-H-Bishop Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Bishop attends.
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<br>
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Bishop
 
|Name=Bishop
 
|year=2002
 
|year=2002
 
|Editdate= March 23, 2013
 
|Editdate= March 23, 2013
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00025413&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Tim Bishop" March 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00025413&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Tim Bishop," accessed March 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=2731218
 
|totalraised2012=2731218
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|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
 
|office2002=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1)
 
|office2002=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 1)
}}
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}}<br>
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{{Find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-TimothyHBishop-CampaignContributions</htmlet>|float=right|width=300px}}
  
 
===Individual breakdown===
 
===Individual breakdown===
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===2014===
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{{Tim Bishop 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Tim Bishop 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00025413&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Tim Bishop 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00025413&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Tim Bishop 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Bishop spent $20.88 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 1st Congressional District  
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|Chamber = U.S. House, New York District 1
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $2,731,218
 
|total raised = $2,731,218
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|inddonor5 = $97,400
 
|inddonor5 = $97,400
 
|}}
 
|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Tim Bishop 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Tim_Bishop_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00025413&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Timothy H. Bishop 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 4, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00025413&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Timothy H. Bishop 2010 Election Data," accessed December 4, 2011]</ref>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House, New York
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|Chamber = U.S. House, New York District 1
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $3,066,831
 
|total raised = $3,066,831
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|inddonor4 = $141,250
 
|inddonor4 = $141,250
 
|inddonor5 = $130,150
 
|inddonor5 = $130,150
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Tim_Bishop_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bishop's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/candlook.php?CID=N00025413 ''Open Secrets'', "Tim Bishop (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Bishop's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> increased by an average of 6 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2010 = 1283002
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|2011 =  992004
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|2012 = 1342004
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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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). Bishop received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry.
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From 2001-2014, '''24.58 percent of Bishop's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00025413&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Timothy H. Bishop," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 13382724
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|total spent = 12252770
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 = Transportation Unions
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|ind4 = Leadership PACs
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|inddonor1 = 771530
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|inddonor2 = 648672
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|inddonor3 = 639750
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|inddonor4 = 638459
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|inddonor5 = 590415
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bishop is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_bishop/400031 ''GovTrack'', "Tim Bishop," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Bishop received in June 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400031_Timothy_Bishop ''OpenCongress'', "Tim Bishop," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Bishop least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/timothy_bishop/400031 ''GovTrack,'' "Tim Bishop" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bishop missed 194 of 8,692 roll call votes from January 2003 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.2 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Timothy_H._Bishop.html ''LegiStorm'', "Timothy H. Bishop," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Timothy_H._Bishop.html ''LegiStorm'', "Timothy H. Bishop," accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bishop's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $652,009 to $1,332,000. That averages to $992,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 22.68% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00025413&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bishop's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $851,005 to $1,715,000. Averaging to a net worth of $1,283,002.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00025413&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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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.
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====2013====
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Bishop ranked 120th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Bishop ranked 141st in the liberal rankingsin 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Bishop ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
====November 2011====
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
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|name=Tim Bishop
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|name=Bishop
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
|percent=94.0%
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|percent= 93.6 percent
|rank=48th
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|rank= 87th
|total=192
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|total=204
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=December 2011
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|year=August 2014
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=94.9 percent
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|rank=50th
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|total=201
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|chamber=House
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|year=June 2013
 
|DHouse=Y
 
|DHouse=Y
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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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 4, 2014
Cost per vote$20.88 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
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, NY) 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 was a 2014 Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party candidate who sought re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New York.[2] He ran unopposed for all three nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3] Bishop was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

Bishop was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[5]

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 with a degree in history, going on to earn an M.A. from Long Island University in 1981.[6]

Bishop had a career as an administrator at Southampton College from 1973-2002.[7]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bishop's academic, professional and political career:[6][8]

  • 1968: Graduated from Southampton High School, Southampton, NY
  • 1972: Earned B.A. in history from Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA
  • 1981. Earned M.A. in public administration from Long Island University, Long Island, NY
  • 1973-2002: Administrator at Southampton College, Southampton, NY
  • 2003-Present: U.S. Representative from New York's 1st Congressional District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Bishop serves on the following committees:[9]

2011-2012

Bishop served on the following committees:[10]

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.[13] For more information pertaining to Bishop's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

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.[15]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Bishop voted in opposition 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.[15]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png 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.[15]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[16] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[15]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Bishop voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[17] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn 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.[19] 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.[20] Bishop voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The 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.[21] 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.[22]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Bishop has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Rep. Bishop voted for TARP.[27] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[28]

Bishop also supported the auto bailout.[29] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[28]

In addition, Rep. Bishop voted for the stimulus bill.[30] A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[31]

Bishop also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[32] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[33]

Bishop supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[34] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[35]

Finally, Bishop voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[36] About 57 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[37]

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 one 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.[38]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Tim 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 Liberal Populist. Bishop received a score of 56 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[39]

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[40]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Neutral
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Neutral
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[39]

Campaign themes

2014

Bishop listed the following issues on his campaign website:[41]

  • Environment: "With over 300 miles of coastline in New York’s First Congressional District, I understand that a clean environment is vital for eastern Long Island’s economy. From leading the charge against misguided efforts to reward heavy industry at the expense of our environment, to bringing back needed federal dollars to preserve open space and preserve our beaches, I am working hard to ensure that future generations will have clean air and water in perpetuity."
  • Fighting for Seniors: "I have led the charge against the Republican budget that would end Medicare as we know it and transform it into a voucher system. Our seniors worked long and hard to pay into Medicare—I will always fight to ensure they receive the high-quality care that they’ve earned."
  • Fighting for Working Americans: "A strong middle class is vital to grow the Long Island economy. That’s why I voted to extend income tax cuts for middle-class families, voted for the payroll tax cut, and voted to repeal the marriage penalty and veterans tax on retirement pay and disability benefits."
  • Jobs and the Economy: "When Republicans in Congress tried to slash funding to Brookhaven National Laboratory, I successfully fought against their severe cuts and saved 1,000 middle-class jobs. And when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed moving the New York Air Traffic Control center in Ronkonkoma and the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control facility in Westbury off Long Island, I spearheaded the effort to keep the facility on Long Island and saved 950 jobs in the process."
  • Supporting Our Veterans: "Our brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom deserve our full support when they return home. I voted to improve access to high-quality healthcare, reduce wait times and provide $5 billion to recruit more doctors, nurses and other medical professional for our returning veterans."
  • Working for Long Island: "Together with Senator Chuck Schumer, I led the initiative directing the FAA to create the North Shore route that requires pilots to remain a mile offshore and has given relief to many Long Islanders, and I have repeatedly pressed the FAA to add a South Shore route. I will continue to work to extend the route past Orient Point and protect the quality of life on Long Island's East End."

[42]

—Tim Bishop, Campaign website (archive)

2012

Bishop listed some of his key campaign themes on his website:[43]

  • "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

The 1st Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tim Bishop (D) was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R), switching the partisan control of the seat from Democratic to Republican. Bishop ran uncontested in the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party primaries on June 24, 2014. Zeldin defeated George Demos in the Republican primary, and also ran uncontested for the Conservative Party nomination.

New York's 1st was considered a battleground district in 2014. Bishop had been in office for 10 years, but in 2012 he won re-election by a mere 4.6 percent margin of victory. The 2012 presidential elections leaned Democratic as well, but President Barack Obama won the district by only 0.5 percent. Bishop's seat was viewed as vulnerable by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and Bishop was a member of their Frontline Program to protect vulnerable incumbents. Zeldin received help from his party as well, as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) added him to their "On the Radar" list.

U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tim Bishop Incumbent 44.5% 78,722
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Zeldin 53.2% 94,035
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 2.2% 3,962
Total Votes 176,719
Source: New York State Board of Elections

Race background

Bishop was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[5]

Endorsements

Bishop's endorsements included:

  • The Independence Party[44]
    • Although Bishop had received the Independence Party endorsement in most of his elections, in 2012 the endorsement went instead to his opponent, Randy Altschuler.[44]

Ethics investigations

Bishop came under investigation from the House Ethics Committee for an alleged campaign finance violation from 2012. The accusations stated that Bishop helped get a fireworks permit for Eric Semler's son's bar mitzvah, and subsequently asked Semler for a campaign contribution. Bishop denied that he committed any illegal actions. Although the supposed violation occurred in 2012, the Ethics Committee had not made a decision as of May 2014, and outside groups such as the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) and American Action Network began using Bishop's actions against him in preparation for the November 2014 general election.[45]

Media


NRCC ad attacking Tim Bishop

2012

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

Bishop won the election.[47] Bishop ran for re-election in 2012.[48] 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.[49] He defeated Randy Altschuler on November 6, 2012.[1] Although Bishop has received the Independence Party endorsement in most of his elections, in 2012 the endorsement went instead to his opponent. Bishop was seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in New York's congressional delegation.[50][51]

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

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 history

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.[57]

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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.[58]

Tim Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[59]April 15, 2013$6,969.47$182,404.34$(43,888.05)$145,485.76
July Quarterly[60]July 15, 2013$145,485.76$284,610.87$(128,908.80)$301,187.83
October Quarterly[61]October 15, 2013$301,187.83$253,966.90$(128,474.09)$426,680.64
Year-End Quarterly[62]December 31, 2013$426,680$278,011$(138,611)$565,456
April Quarterly[63]April 15, 2014$565,456.02$300,919.49$(144,312.65)$722,062.86
Pre-Primary[64]June 12, 2014$722,062.86$175,281.56$(88,566.23)$808,778.19
July Quarterly[65]July 15, 2014$808,778.19$349,137.49$(27,963.03)$1,129,952.65
October Quarterly[66]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

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.[67]

Cost per vote

Bishop spent $20.88 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[68]


Personal Gain Index

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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 $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.[69] Between 2004 and 2012, Bishop's calculated net worth[70] increased by an average of 6 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Tim Bishop Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$893,946
2012$1,342,004
Growth from 2004 to 2012:50%
Average annual growth:6%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
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). Bishop received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2001-2014, 24.58 percent of Bishop's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[74]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Tim Bishop Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,382,724
Total Spent $12,252,770
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$771,530
Securities & Investment$648,672
Transportation Unions$639,750
Leadership PACs$638,459
Lawyers/Law Firms$590,415
% total in top industry5.77%
% total in top two industries10.61%
% total in top five industries24.58%

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 August 2014.[75] This was the same rating Bishop received in June 2013.

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.[76]

Bishop most often votes with:

Bishop least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Bishop missed 194 of 8,692 roll call votes from January 2003 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.2 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[75]

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.[77]

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.[78]

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 ranked 120th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[79]

2012

Bishop ranked 141st in the liberal rankingsin 2012.[80]

2011

Bishop ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[81]

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 Democratic Party 93.6 percent of the time, which ranked 87th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[82]

2013

Bishop voted with the Democratic Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 50th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[83]

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.[8]

Bishop lists his religious affiliation as Roman Catholic.[84]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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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. Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Politico, "2014 New York House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "BISHOP, Timothy H., (1950 - )," accessed December 5, 2011‎
  7. Bishop for Congress 2012, First Congressional District, New York, "Meet Tim," accessed December 5, 2011 (dead link)
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  40. 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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  42. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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  70. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  71. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  72. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  73. 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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