Carter is the representative for Georgia’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Carter is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Carter.
Carter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Carter has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 16, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Earl “Buddy” Carter sits on the following committees:
Carter was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7088 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 James Street in Reidsville, Georgia, as the “Senator Jack Hill Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6435 (116th): Combating Pandemic Scams Act of 2020
- H.R. 3935 (116th): Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act
- H.R. 1781 (116th): Payment Commission Data Act of 2019
- H.R. 114 (116th): To adjust the boundary of the Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4431 (115th): Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans’ Pensions Act
- H.R. 5582 (115th): Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018
Does 9 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).
Carter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (35%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Taxation (14%) Environmental Protection (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Commerce (5%)
Some of Carter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3980: To require the Secretary of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct ...
- H.R. 3927: To mitigate drug shortages and provide incentives for maintaining, expanding, and relocating the ...
- H.R. 3896: To amend the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018 ...
- H.R. 3754: To direct the Secretary of Defense to issue guidance prohibiting race-based education and ...
- H.R. 3694: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the ...
- H.R. 3484: To prohibit States that implement programs to assist illegal immigrants from receiving Federal ...
- H.R. 2870: Essential Medicines Strategic Stockpile Act of 2021
From Jan 2015 to Jun 2021, Carter missed 71 of 3,661 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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