Rep. André Carson

Representative from Indiana’s 7th District, Democrat

Carson, a Democrat, has been the representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district since Mar 13, 2008 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Carson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

André Carson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Health (22%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Social Welfare (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Mar 2008 to Sep 2016, Carson missed 155 of 6,294 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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