Carson was the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2001 to 2004.
Carson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Carson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1668 (108th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 North Fifth Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the “Ed Edmondson United States Courthouse”.
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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (14%) Health (14%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Native Americans (10%) Commerce (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Carson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 511 (108th): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to Inez Sitter.
- H.R. 5175 (108th): Keep the Promise of Medicare Act of 2004
- H.R. 4783 (108th): Ouachita National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act
- H.R. 4782 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4725 (108th): Glover River Wild and Scenic River Act
- H.R. 4395 (108th): Ephedrine Alkaloids Regulation Act of 2004
- H.R. 4276 (108th): Rural Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2004, Carson missed 158 of 2,217 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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