Dan Bishop

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Dan Bishop
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U.S. Representative from North Carolina's 9th Congressional District
From: September 17, 2019 – present
Predecessor Robert Pittenger
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former State Senator from North Carolina's 39th District
From: January 1, 2017 – September 17, 2019
Predecessor Bob Rucho
Successor Rob Bryan
Former State Representative from North Carolina's 104th District
From: January 1, 2015 – January 1, 2017
Predecessor Ruth Samuelson
Successor Andy Dulin
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Jo Bishop
Religion Methodist

James Daniel Bishop (born July 1, 1964, age 58) is an attorney and conservative Republican serving as the current U.S. representative from North Carolina's 9th district. He was previously a state senator from North Carolina's 39th district, and a state representative from the state's 104th district prior to that.

North Carolina House of Representatives

Bishop co-sponsored a Republican-led bill in April 2015 to increase the required waiting period for obtaining an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.[1]

Rep. Bishop was among the four sponsors of the HB 2 "bathroom bill" that would limit bathroom use to biological sex.[2]

North Carolina Senate

Bishop co-sponsored a bill in February 2017 to cap the state income tax at 7%.[3]

Sen. Bishop co-sponsored a bill in March 2019 to extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.[4]

Bishop voted in favor of a "born-alive" bill that would require medical care for infants who survive abortions and punish doctors that fail to do so.[5] The measure was ultimately vetoed by Democrat governor Roy Cooper, and the attempt to override the veto failed.

U.S. House of Representatives

2019 special election

After an scandal embroiled in the 2018 U.S. House election in North Carolina's 9th district and the results were refused certification,[6] a 2019 special election was triggered, with Bishop running for the seat and winning by a close margin of just 2% of the vote.[7]


Bishop voted against the Democrat-led H.R.3 drug pricing bill.[8]

Rep. Bishop voted against the Democrat impeachment sham resolutions brought against President Trump.[9]

Bishop voted in favor of the implementation of the USMCA.[10]

Rep. Bishop voted against removing the ratification deadline for the ERA.[11]

Personal life

It was reported in November 2019 that a socialist mob had attacked Bishop's son, who was a member of the conservative organization Turning Point USA.[12] (see also: Left-wing violence in the Trump era)


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