Read our 2019 Report Card for Carter.
Carter 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 Carter has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Buddy Carter sits on the following committees:
Carter was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 114: To adjust the boundary of the Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4431 (115th): Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans’ Pensions Act
- H.R. 5582: Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018
- H.R. 72 (115th): GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017
- H.R. 3842 (114th): Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Reform and Improvement Act of 2015
Does 5 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).
Carter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (26%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Immigration (5%) Environmental Protection (5%)
Some of Carter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5398: Combating Online Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2019
- H.R. 5281: Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act of 2019
- H.R. 4005: Tax Identity Protection Act
- H.R. 3935: Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act
- H.R. 3382: Community Cleanup Act
- H.R. 3228: VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act
- H.R. 2664: All-of-the-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2019
From Jan 2015 to Feb 2020, Carter missed 56 of 3,306 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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 and major life events.
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