Rep. Hugh Carey

Former Representative from New York’s 15th District, Democrat

Carey, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 15th congressional district from 1963 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for New York's 12th congressional district (1961-1962).


Our unique analysis of the bills Carey sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (27%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Private Legislation (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

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

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