Congressman Dan Bishop is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing North Carolina’s 8th district. Bishop assumed office on Sept. 17, 2019.
On Aug. 4, 2023, Bishop announced his candidacy for North Carolina Attorney General, and said he would not run for re-election to congress. Bishop’s decision not to seek reelection to the 8th District will create an open seat in a district that former President Donald Trump would have carried by 34 points in 2020, however North Carolina’s map is expected to be redrawn this year.
During his time as a state legislator, Bishop was the lead author of North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly called the “bathroom bill”, which prohibited transgender people from using public restrooms other than those of their biological sex as defined on their birth certificates.
Rep. Bishop was born in Charlotte and currently resides in Waxhaw, NC. He has been married to his wife Jo, for 25 years. His son, Jack, is following his father’s footsteps and pursuing a law degree. Bishop has been a commercial litigator for three decades and has been named to North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”, on ten different occasions. career experience includes working as an attorney with Erwin, Bishop, Capitano, & Moss, P.A.
- Rep. Bishop received a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986, where he graduated with high honors, Order of the Coif, and served on the North Carolina Law Review
- Rep. Bishop received his degree in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest distinction
House Committees and Subcommittees
Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence
- Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability (Chairman)
Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
- Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government
Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government
Sponsored Legislation, Amendments, Bills, Resolutions
- H.R.4848 – To provide for a right of action against Federal employees for violations of First Amendment rights.
- H.R.1229 – Stop Critical Race Theory Act.
- H.R.1228 – Combating Racist Training in the Military Act of 2023.
- H.R.991 – COVID–19 Vaccination Non-Discrimination Act.
- H.R.453 – AMERICANS Act.
- H.Amdt.102 – An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 118-7 to ensure that law enforcement can only take action against unlawful speech.
- H.R.6704 – HUNTER Act of 2022.
- H.R.5328 – No Critical Race Theory Act.
- H.R.5327 – Masks Off Act.
- H.R.4123 – Increasing Health Coverage through HRAs Act of 2021.
- H.R.3266 – Jumpstart the Economy with Jobs Act.
- H.R.3134 – Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act of 2021.
- H.R.2002– Let States Cut Taxes Act.
- H.R.1902 – Do Your Job Act of 2021.
- H.R.1871 – Transportation Security Transparency Improvement Act.
- H.R.1482 – 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2021.
- H.R.1097 – Creating Hope and Opportunity through Increased Choice in Education Act.
- H.R.506 – Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2021.
- H.J.Res.72 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to “Requirement for Persons To Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs”.
- H.Res.1303 – Establishing the Marxist roots of critical race theory and detail the threat this divisive ideology poses to the American republic.
- H.Res.1237 – Of inquiry requesting the President to provide certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to online censorship of political speech.
- H.Res.1039 – Providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 72) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to “Requirement for Persons To Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs”.
- H.Res.620 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding legislative provisions in the Protecting the Right to Organize Act and American Jobs Act to void the State right-to-work laws that protect workers from being required to join and pay forced dues to a union to get or keep a job.
- H.R.8199 – 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2020.
- H.R.8182 – CHOICE Act.
- H.R.8120 – Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2020.
- H.R.7619 – Expanding Assistance to Farmers Act of 2020.
- H.R.7503 – No RIOT Act of 2020.
- H.R.7285 – Chopping Cash for CHAZ Act of 2020.
- H.R.6336 – Increasing Hospital Capacity to Fight the Coronavirus Act of 2020.
- H.R.5670 – Transportation Security Transparency Improvement Act.
- H.R.5224 – Increasing Health Coverage through HRAs Act.
- H.R.4948 – Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act of 2019.
Official Congressional Website
Visit Dan Bishop’s official congressional website at danbishop.house.gov
Official Campaign Website
Visit Dan Bishop’s official campaign website at votedanbishop.com
Map of North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District
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