Rep. Carl Perkins

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 7th District, Democrat

Perkins, a Democrat, was the representative for Kentucky's 7th congressional district from 1949 to 1984.


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 1984. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Perkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (29%) Labor and Employment (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Immigration (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Aug 1984, Perkins missed 198 of 10,348 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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