Dan Bishop

Dan Bishop

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for District 9 since 2020
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Senator

In the General Assembly, Dan fought to keep North Carolina families safe from dangerous sanctuary city policy. He cut taxes, limited spending, reduced family healthcare costs, invested in public schools, expanded school choice, raised teacher pay, safeguarded the Second Amendment, passed Voter ID, fought to protect life, cut regulations and helped North Carolina’s economy create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

Source: Government page

About

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Source: Government page

Congressman Dan Bishop’s family has hailed for generations from Bladen County, in the eastern end of North Carolina’s Ninth District, but he was born and lives in Charlotte, at the western end. Dan brings to the House an impressive background in policy-making, legal work, and commitment to Conservative North Carolina values.

In the General Assembly, Dan fought to keep North Carolina families safe from dangerous sanctuary city policy. He cut taxes, limited spending, reduced family healthcare costs, invested in public schools, expanded school choice, raised teacher pay, safeguarded the Second Amendment, passed Voter ID, fought to protect life, cut regulations and helped North Carolina’s economy create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

He remains committed to those issues in Congress.

Dan holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating law school in 1990, Dan served business clients in the private sector for 29 years.

During his private sector career, Dan served as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner from 2004-2008. He was next elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014 and the North Carolina Senate in 2016, where he served until he ran for Congress. Dan won a close, high-profile special election in September 2019.

Dan’s family is his solid foundation. He lives with Jo, his wife of over 20 years, and has a son – 19-year-old college freshman Jack.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Commissioner
    Mecklenburg County
    2004 to 2008
  • Member/ Representative
    North Carolina House of Representatives
    2014 to 2016
  • Member/ Representative
    North Carolina Senate
    2016 to 2019

Education

Personal

Birth Year: 1964
Place of Birth: Charlotte, NC
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Spouse: Jo Bishop
Children: Jack Bishop

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington D.C. Office
132 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1976

Monroe Office
300 N Main St.
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: (704) 218-5300
Fax: (844) 273- 1255

Web

Government Page, Government Page, YouTube, Facebook, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 US Senator for 9th District

Dan Bishop (R)96,57350.7%
Dan McCready (D)92,78548.7%
Jeff Scott (L)7730.4%
Allen Smith (G)3750.2%
TOTAL190,506

Source: Ballotpedia

Finances

BISHOP, JAMES DANIEL (DAN) has run in 5 races for public office, winning 4 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $4,663,845.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Committee on Homeland Security
Committee on Small Business

Subcommittees

Transportation and Maritime Security
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, Entrepreneurship

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov

Issues

Source: Government page

Coronavirus 

As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, each of us must do our part to prevent the spread. Below are helpful resources from federal, state, and local governments to keep you, your family, and our community, safe. America is the strongest and most equipped country in the world, for this crisis. Together, we will get through this.

Congressional Action:

On March 4th, I voted for H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act which was later signed by President Trump on Marth 6th. It provides $8.3 billion in funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
$61 million to fund the FDA’s response operations
Funding to provide an estimated $7 billion in SBA Disaster Loans Program
Over $1 Billion to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for a robust response including $1 billion exclusively for state and local response efforts.
$950 million dollars in assistance grants to state and local governments$475 million to be available with 30 days
At least $40 million to assist tribal governments
$836 million to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for response operationsAt least $10 million to train medical workers to limit their exposure to coronavirus
$3.1 billion to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to fund response operations, vaccine production, medical supplies, detection equipment, and more.

Symptoms and Treatment

COVID-19 has respiratory illnesses symptoms like the flu including:

Fever
Coughing
Shortness of breath
If you have the following symptoms and have returned from an area abroad or have been in contact with someone who is known to have Coronavirus, please contact your doctor or a medical provider before going into a medical office or emergency room to prevent the spread.

Please click here to consult the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s page on how to identify a potential case of coronavirus.

Precautions

We can all do our part to stay healthy and prevent the spread

Wash your hands frequently with soap
Avoid touching your face
Stay home if you are sick
Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet
Limit gatherings to no more than 10 people
If you are healthy, here are some ways from the Center for Disease Control to actively protect you and those around you from this disease.

GRAPHIC: Keeping the workplace safe
GRAPHIC: Keeping the school safe
GRAPHIC: Keeping the home safe
GRAPHIC: Keeping commerical establishments safe
If you have any further questions, please call our office at (202) 225-1976 or the North Carolina Coronavirus (COVID-19) Call Center at (866) 462-3821.

Assistance

Federal, state, and local governments are working together to help prevent the spread of the virus. For individuals and business affected by the Coronavirus or precautions being taken to limit its spread, there are resources available to assist.

Resources for Small Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

For more information please visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19.

SBA provides several number of loan resources for small businesses to utilize when operating their business. For more information on loans or how to connect with a lender, visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans.

7(a) Loan Program: This program offers loan amounts up to $5 million and is an all-inclusive loan program deployed by lending partners for eligible small businesses within the U.S. States and its territories. The uses of proceeds include working capital; expansion/renovation; new construction; purchase of land or buildings; purchase of equipment, fixtures; lease-hold improvements; refinancing debt for compelling reasons; seasonal line of credit; inventory; or starting a business.

Express Loan Program: The Express Loan program provides loans up to $350,000 for no more than 7 years with an option to revolve. There is a turnaround time of 36 hours for approval or denial of a completed application. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.

7(a) Community Advantage Program: This pilot program allows mission-based lenders to assist small businesses in underserved markets with a maximum loan size of $250,000. The uses of proceeds are the same as the standard 7(a) loan.

504 Loan Program: The 504 program is designed to foster economic development and job creation and/or retention. The eligible use of proceeds is limited to the acquisition or eligible refinance of fixed assets.

Microloan Program: This program involves making loans through nonprofit lending organizations to underserved markets. Authorized use of loan proceeds includes working capital, supplies, machinery & equipment, and fixtures (does not include real estate). The maximum loan amount is $50,000 with the average loan size of $14,000.

Assistance for Individuals

Unemployment Benefits

If you have lost your job or are facing reduced hours due to Coronavirus the one week waiting period has been waived and workers can apply immediately for assistance. Additionally, in-person applications are also waived, click here to apply online or call: 888-737-0259.

Governor’s Executive Order on Unemployment Benefits
Travel Assistance

If you are traveling overseas and have not already enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) please click here to do so. This program records your trip with the nearest embassy.

Health notices issued by the CDC can be found here.

International travel notices regarding COVID-19 issued by the State Department can be found here.

Country specific travel advisories issued by the State Department can be found here.

If you need assistance while traveling, please contact your nearest US Embassy listed here.

Meals

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is available to low-income families to ensure they have the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. USDA has authorized maximum flexibility to states to waive requirements in good faith in order to streamline the program. You can apply online here, by calling: 1-866-719-0141, or by contacting your County Department of Social Services.

School Nutrition Program flexibility has been granted by the Secretary of Agriculture for schools to continue to offer meals to students while schools are closed as well as waived the group seating requirement. School districts in rural areas are eligible to participate in the newly announced Meals-to-you Program. These boxes will contain five days worth of shelf-stable, nutritious, individually packaged foods that meet USDA’s summer food requirements.

No Kid Hungry NC has compiled county by county information for the state which can be accessed by clicking here.

School Updates by County:

Anson County Schools

Wadesboro Elementary School will serve as a meal site for children up to the age of 18 years old and/or currently enrolled in Anson County Schools beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Parents and community volunteers may pick up meals and deliver them to students who may not have transportation. All meals must be picked up and consumed at another location due to limitations on the number of people who may gather at one location.

March 20, 23, 24, 25:

Lunch will be provided 11:00- 12:30 pm at Wadesboro Elementary School along with brekafast for the next day.

Schedules for future meal offerings will be communicated after these first two days of piloting this concept. The decision for future meals will be determined based on participation. We hope to continue offering meals if families participate.

For any questions, call (704) 694- 5816 ext. 3000 by 9:30 am to place orders if there are 10 or more children.

Bladen County

March 15, 2020 Update: The following information is being shared with you about our feeding program during school closure over the next two weeks. Bladen County Schools will offer FREE To-Go meals to ANY child or young adult ages 1 to 18 while Bladen County Schools are closed. As a result of the schools closing, we will offer seven feeding sites for breakfast and lunch. Foodservice will begin on Monday, March 16. The sites will be open Monday through Friday from 11 am until 1 pm. The seven sites are Bladen Lakes Primary, Bladenboro Middle, Clarkton School of Discovery, East Arcadia Elementary, Elizabethtown Middle, Tar Heel Middle, and West Bladen High schools. You can visit any site regardless of where your child is enrolled. Parents will be able to pick-up a “Grab-n-Go” hot meal for lunch and breakfast for the children in their home. The grab-n-go meal will include a lunch meal and a breakfast meal for the following day. Look for the signs directing you to the meal pick-up door located at the school.

If  you live in the eastern part of the county, bus stop delivery is now an option for those in the district under 18 years of age. The routes will be slightly varied, so please use the links below to find if delivery is an option for you.

Cumberland County

Children ages 18 and younger will be eligible for meals. They do not have to be a CCS student. For example, a two-year-old child can receive a meal. Students do not have to be present when parents/guardians pick up the meals.Lunch will be provided for the current day and a breakfast for the following day (each student receives two meals).Families may go to any location, regardless of where their child attends school. The following schools will be providing curbside pick-up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 17, meals will be served Monday-Friday:

College Lakes Elementary: 4963 Rosehill Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311
W.T. Brown Elementary: 2522 Andrews Church Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390
Westarea Elementary: 941 Country Club Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301
E.E. Smith High: 1800 Seabrook Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Cape Fear High: 4762 Clinton Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312
Walker-Spivey Elementary: 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Cumberland Road Elementary: 2700 Cumberland Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306
Morganton Road Elementary: 102 Bonanza Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Lake Rim Elementary:1455 Hoke Loop Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Lewis Chapel Middle: 2150 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Douglas Byrd Middle: 1616 Ireland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Montclair Elementary: 555 Glensford Drive; Fayetteville, NC 28314
Sherwood Park Elementary: 2115 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304
C. Wayne Collier Elementary: 3522 Sturbridge Drive, Hope Mills, NC 28348
Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary: 2970 Legion Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306
Alderman Road Elementary: 2860 Alderman Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306

The following other locations will be providing curbside pick-up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meals will be served Monday-Friday:

John D Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex: 6627 Old Bunce Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Spring Lake Recreation Department: 245 Ruth St, Spring Lake, NC 28390

Yellow buses will drop by the following locations, Monday-Friday, at the approximate times listed below:

Sunnyside Elementary 3876 Sunnyside School Rd, Fayetteville, NC,  11:00 a.m.
Indian Housing Authority 2125 Sapona Road, Fayetteville, NC,  11:30
Kinlaws Supermarket 1802 Sapona Rd, Fayetteville, NC,  12:00 p.m.
John D Fuller Rec Center 6627 Old Bunce Rd, Fayetteville, NC,  11:00 a.m.
Melvin Place Apartments 240 Melvin Pl, Fayetteville, NC, 11:00 a.m.
Rode Hill Garden Apartments 216 Tiffany Ct, Fayetteville, NC,  11:30 a.m.
Church of Pentecost USA 116 Johnson St., Fayetteville, NC,  11:00 a.m.
Tropical Motel 4306 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC,  11:30 a.m.
Motel 6 3719 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC,  11:45 a.m.
Spring Lake Rec Center 245 Ruth St., Spring Lake, NC,  11:00 a.m.
Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park, 932 Country Club Dr #108, Fayetteville, NC, 11:00 a.m.
Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park, 1100 Sleepy Hollow Dr, Fay, NC, 11:40 a.m.
Mt. Sinai Homes, 703 Blue St, Fay, NC, 12:20 p.m.
Mt. Rose Motel, 2320 Gillespie St, Fay, NC, 11:00 a.m.
Crown Motel, 2502 Gillespie St. Fay, NC, 11:20 a.m.
Coliseum Inn, 2507 Gillespie St, Fay, NC, 11:40 a.m.
Carolina Motor Inn, 2533 Gillespie St, Fay, NC, 12:00 p.m.
Point Place Housing Development, Point Place, Fayetteville, NC, 12:30 p.m.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide grab and go meals while schools are closed. Lunch (and breakfast for the next day) will be served in participating school’s parking lots. Meals are free for anyone 18-years old and under. Meals will be distributed Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The district will review the meal distribution plan weekly and communicate each week to media and the community. This will allow us to update and change when the need arises.

Union County

Beginning March 18, UCPS will offer free daily meals to children 18 years old and under at Sardis Elementary and Rocky River Elementary. Wingate Elementary and Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle, which began offering free meals on March 17, will continue to serve meals to children throughout the duration of the school closure. The nutritious grab-and-go meals will be available at the four schools from 11 a.m. –  1 p.m. seven days a week.

DOCU-UCPS-Free-Meals-Supplies March 23.pdf

Richmond County

Richmond County Schools has added meal sites for students to receive a grab and go breakfast and lunch starting on Tuesday, March 17th from 10:30 a.m. to noon. As of March 16th, we have been updated that children do not have to be present to pick up their bag of food.

Beginning Friday, March 20th, Richmond County Schools will begin sending buses on routes to deliver food. Any child within the school district under the age of 18 may pick up a breakfast and lunch at the closest bus stop to their home. If you are not sure which bus stop your child should go to for meals, call the Richmond County Schools’ Transportation Department at (910) 997-9841. Bus routes will begin their delivery routes at 10 a.m. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to the bus routes, grab-and-go meals are available from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
Ellerbe Middle
Monroe Avenue Elementary
Ninth Grade Academy
West Rockingham Elementary
Hamlet Middle
L.J. Bell Elementary
Cordova Middle
Cartledge Creek Baptist Church
Philadelphia Community Church
Marston First Baptist Church
Rockingham Skateland

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Rep. Bishop works with NCDHHS to Secure Flexibility for Hospitals Caring for COVID-19 Patients
Government page – March 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Dan Bishop (NC-09) released the following statement on waivers for North Carolina Section 1135 laws. The waivers remove certain regulations and requirements for hospitals, allowing them to rapidly increase capacity during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“Throughout this national emergency, hospitals need flexibility to quickly implement innovative care and increase capacity,” said Rep. Bishop. “I applaud the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for heeding this bipartisan request from Congressman Budd (NC-13), Congressman Price (NC-4) and myself to allow care for the influx of coronavirus patients in North Carolina’s hospitals.”

 

In addition to the blanket waivers previously approved by CMS, this waiver provides needed flexibility for North Carolina to enroll new providers, provide services in an alternative setting, waive assessment requirements for admission to nursing facilities, allow Medicaid enrollees more time to request a Fair Hearing and suspend Medicaid prior authorization requirements in order to better combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

For more information about both the state and federal response to coronavirus, please visit www.danbishop.house.gov/coronavirus.

In the News

Tillis, Bishop support Phase III economic aid legislation awaiting House OK
By: T.C. Hunter
The Robesian – March 26, 2020

LUMBERTON — The Phase III emergency relief package approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate and now waiting for consideration by the House has the full support of two members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation.

“I support this package because the devastating economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic require immediate, bold action to keep small businesses open and families afloat,” said Rep. Dan Bishop, R-District 9. “I was disappointed that Democrats stalled this relief for days and included unrelated pork-barrel provisions like funding for the Kennedy Center. Given the need, however, I look forward to the bill’s passage and helping constituents receive the support they desperately need throughout this crisis.”

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Dan McCready and Dan Bishop on guns
The Charlotte Observer
Published on August 7, 2019
By: The Charlotte Observer

9th Congressional district candidates have both made statements concerning guns. Dan McCready will fight for comprehensive background checks and closing loopholes. Bishop describes himself as “pro-gun” and is endorsed by the NRA.

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