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 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 from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Carey was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 11452 (93rd): An Act to correct an anomaly in the rate of duty applicable to crude feathers and downs, and for other purposes.
Does 1 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).
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%)
Some of Carey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17614 (93rd): A bill to increase the period during which benefits may be paid ...
- H.R. 17410 (93rd): International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act
- H.Con.Res. 670 (93rd): Concurrent resolution requesting release of two Ukrainian Intellectuals.
- H.R. 16867 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt ...
- H.R. 16866 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 16538 (93rd): Local Fiscal Assistance Act
- H.R. 16537 (93rd): A bill to provide that maintenance operations performed on nuclear reactors shall ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills