Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

Former Representative from New York’s 4th District, Democrat

McCarthy, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 4th congressional district from 1997 to 2014.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCarthy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for McCarthy for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McCarthy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (35%) Crime and Law Enforcement (27%) Health (10%) International Affairs (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Families (4%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2014, McCarthy missed 1,184 of 12,173 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 839 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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