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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux

Former Representative for Georgia’s 7th District

pronounced KAR-uh-lin // BOR-doh

Bourdeaux was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2021 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA7, 2021-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Bourdeaux.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bourdeaux is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bourdeaux sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bourdeaux was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bourdeaux sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (33%) Water Resources Development (22%) Immigration (22%) Commerce (22%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bourdeaux recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Bourdeaux missed 1 of 998 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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