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Rep. Hugh Carey

Former Representative for New York’s 15th District

Carey was the representative for New York’s 15th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1961 to 1962.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Carey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Carey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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

Carey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (27%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Private Legislation (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Dec 1974, Carey missed 1,083 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 30.8%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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