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Rep. André Carson

Representative for Indiana’s 7th District

pronounced AN-jray // KAHR-sun


Carson is the representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Mar 13, 2008. Carson’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Carson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Carson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

André Carson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Carson was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Education (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) International Affairs (12%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Sports and Recreation (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Carson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Carson voted Yea

Carson voted Nay

Carson voted No

Passed 236/185 on Oct 30, 2019.

Carson voted Aye

Passed 237/184 on Jan 17, 2018.

If the World Bank doesn’t live up to some of its promises for supporting human rights, fighting terrorism, and promoting democracy, should the U.S. government …

Carson voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Carson voted Aye

Carson voted Nay

Carson voted Aye

Carson voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Mar 2008 to Nov 2022, Carson missed 200 of 9,423 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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