Read our 2016 Report Card for Carson.
Our unique analysis of the bills Carson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
André Carson sits on the following committees:
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation
Carson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4957: To designate the Federal building located at 99 New York Avenue, N.E., in the District of Columbia as the “Ariel Rios Federal Building”.
- H.R. 3966 (111th): To amend the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 to extend for 6 months the period of eligibility for COBRA premium assistance under such Act.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Carson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (22%) Education (22%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Families (6%)
Some of Carson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5357 (114th): Interstate Teaching Mobility Act
- H.Res. 738: Commemorating “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, ...
- H.R. 4957: To designate the Federal building located at 99 New York Avenue, N.E., in ...
- H.R. 4833: Food Deserts Act of 2016
- H.Res. 627: Expressing support for the designation of February 29, 2016, as “Rare Disease Day”.
- H.R. 2806: Recidivism Reduction Act
- H.Res. 322: Recognizing the importance of providing services to children of incarcerated parents.
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|Carson’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
H.J.Res. 71 (113th): District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Oct 1, 2013. Failed 265/163.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 4281 (112th): Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012
Mar 29, 2012. Passed 266/158.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Mar 2008 to Jan 2017, Carson missed 155 of 6,403 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 47 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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