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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 is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Carson.

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jul 12, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

André Carson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Carson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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:

Education (26%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (20%) Commerce (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Carson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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 Aye

Passed 247/180 on Jun 24, 2015.

The Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 would reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over power plants and states. It would extend the ...

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 Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

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 Jul 2019, Carson missed 191 of 8,029 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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: