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Rep. Brad Carson

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District

Carson, a Democrat, was the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district from 2001 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Brad Carson [D-OK2, 2001-2004]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Carson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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 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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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