Rep. André Carson
Representative for Indiana’s 7th District
pronounced AN-jray // KAHR-sun
Carson proposed $52 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $10 million to Pathway to the Future Learning Center, Inc. for “The Pathway Resource Center Grassy Creek Development and Senior Housing Community”
- $7 million to Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation for “Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation Blue Line Infrastructure”
- $7 million to City of Indianapolis for “City of Indianapolis Market Street Reconstruction”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Carson.
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, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
André Carson sits on the following committees:
Carson was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3152 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post Office”.
- H.R. 4851 (115th): Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act
- H.R. 4957 (114th): To designate the Federal building located at 99 New York Avenue, N.E., in the District of Columbia as the “Ariel Rios Federal Building”.
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).
Carson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (19%) Education (17%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) International Affairs (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Commerce (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Carson recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 556: Recognizing the religious significance of Eid al-Adha and wishing Muslim Americans and Muslims …
- H.Res. 443: Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Poppy Day”.
- H.R. 3477: To require a report on the death of Shireen Abu Akleh.
- H.R. 2879: National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2023
- H.R. 2821: Young Americans Financial Literacy Act
- H.Res. 246: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual …
- H.R. 1538: Emerging Business Encouragement Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Mar 2008 to Sep 2023, Carson missed 202 of 9,959 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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