Rep. Carl Perkins

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 7th District, Democrat

Perkins, a Democrat, was the representative for Kentucky's 7th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Perkins sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Perkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Perkins was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Perkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (31%) Labor and Employment (15%) Social Welfare (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Taxation (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1992, Perkins missed 101 of 3,665 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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