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Tim Bishop
Tim Bishop.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 1
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PredecessorFelix Grucci, Jr. (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$20.88 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,557,180
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHoly Cross College
Master'sLong Island University
BirthdayJune 1, 1950
Place of birthSouthampton, New York
ProfessionCollege Administrator
Net worth$1,342,004
ReligionRoman Catholic
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 is a 2014 Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New York.[2] Bishop ran unopposed for all three nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3]

Bishop is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4]

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.


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.[5]


After earning his AB in history, Bishop went to work for Southampton College, where he still works today.[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Bishop serves on the following committees:[7]


Bishop served on the following committees:[8]

Key votes

113th Congress


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.[11] For more information pertaining to Bishop's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[12]

National security


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.[13]

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.[13]

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.[13]

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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[14] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]


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.[15] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[16]

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.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Bishop voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Yea3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] 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.[20]


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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]


Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Bishop has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues


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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Rep. Bishop voted for TARP.[25] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[26]

Bishop also supported the auto bailout.[27] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[26]

In addition, Rep. Bishop voted for the stimulus bill.[28] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[29]

Bishop also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[30] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[31]

Bishop supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[32] 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.[33]

Finally, Bishop voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[34] 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.[35]

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.[36]


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 four percent on economic issues.[37]

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[38]
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.[37]

Campaign themes


Bishop listed some of his key campaign themes on his website:[39]

  • "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."



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

Bishop is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 1st District. Bishop ran unopposed for the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Bishop is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4]


Bishop's endorsements include:

  • The Independence Party[40]
    • Although Bishop has received the Independence Party endorsement in most of his elections, in 2012 the endorsement went instead to his opponent, Randy Altschuler.[40]

Ethics investigations

Bishop is under investigation from the House Ethics Committee for an alleged campaign finance violation from 2012. The accusations state that Bishop helped get a fireworks permit for Eric Semler's son's bar mitzvah, and subsequently asked Semler for a campaign contribution. Bishop denies 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 have used Bishop's actions against him in preparation for the November 2014 general election.[41]


NRCC ad attacking Tim Bishop


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

Bishop won the election.[43] Bishop ran for re-election in 2012.[44] 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.[45] He defeated Randy Altschuler on November 6, 2012.[1]

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

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bishop is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishop raised a total of $11,557,180 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[51]

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

Individual breakdown


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bishop’ reports.[52]

Tim Bishop (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[53]April 15, 2013$6,969.47$182,404.34$(43,888.05)$148,485.76
July Quarterly[54]July 15, 2013$145,485.76$284,610.87$(128,908.80)$301,187.83
October Quarterly[55]October 15, 2013$301,187.83$253,966.90$(128,474.09)$426,680.64
Year-End Quarterly[56]December 31, 2013$426,680$278,011$(138,611)$565,456
April Quarterly[57]April 15, 2014$565,456.02$300,919.49$(144,312.65)$722,062.86
Running totals


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

Bishop won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bishop's campaign committee raised a total of $2,731,218 and spent $3,031,036.[58]

Cost per vote

Bishop spent $20.88 per vote received in 2012.


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.[59]

Personal Gain Index

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

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

PGI: Change in net worth

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

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bishop's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $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.[60] Between 2004 and 2012, Bishop's calculated net worth[61] 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.[62]

Tim Bishop Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:50%
Average annual growth:6%[63]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
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.


Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bishop is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 18, 2013.[65]

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.[66]

Bishop most often votes with:

Bishop least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Bishop missed 189 of 7,674 roll call votes, from Jan 2003 to Apr 2013, which is 2.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[65]

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.[67]

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.[68]

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. Bishop ranked 141st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[69]


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.[70]

Voting with party

June 2013

Tim 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.[71]


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.[72]

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See also

External links

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  23. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Tim Bishop's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 2, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "Bishop on abortion," accessed October 2, 2013
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  38. 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.
  39. Campaign website, "Issues"
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  42. New York State of Politics, "In TV Ad, NRCC Blasts Bishop," accessed May 24, 2014
  43. Politico, "2012 Election Map, New York"
  44. Tim Bishop for Congress, "Home," accessed January 28, 2012
  45. Politicker, "George Demos Withdraws," accessed May 25, 2012
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  60. Open Secrets, "Tim Bishop (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  61. 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.
  62. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  63. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  64. 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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  68. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
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  70. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  71. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  72. Congressman Tim Bishop, Representing the 1st District of New York, "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Felix Grucci
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 1
Succeeded by