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.
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 May 20, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
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 (38%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Commerce (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Immigration (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Carter recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7699: PAID Act
- H.R. 6973: Enhanced Access to Affordable Medicines Act of 2022
- H.R. 6916: Ending Dependence on Russian Energy Act
- H.R. 6623: To designate the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, …
- H.R. 6298: Make Energy Affordable Act
- H.R. 6262: For the Parents Act
- H.R. 6101: Drug Price Transparency in Medicaid Act of 2021
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to May 2022, Carter missed 117 of 4,170 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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