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Rep. Charles Rose

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 7th District

Rose was the representative for North Carolina’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1996.


In 1988, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Rose for borrowing campaign funds for personal use and inadequate financial disclosure. On Mar. 23, 1988, the committee adopted a public letter of reproval, 9-3. In 1994, he paid civil fine of $12,500.

Mar. 23, 1988 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct adopted a public letter of reproval, 9-3
1994 Paid civil fine of $12,500.
Photo of Rep. Charles Rose [D-NC7, 1973-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rose is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Rose sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rose was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 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

Rose sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Private Legislation (18%) Environmental Protection (13%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Commerce (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Rose recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Rose missed 1,615 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: