Carnahan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2002 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 Carnahan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 20, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Carnahan was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Carnahan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Families (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Health (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Commerce (11%)
Some of Carnahan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2842 (107th): Senior Self-Sufficiency Act
- S. 2831 (107th): Airline Worker Relief Act of 2002
- S. 2820 (107th): A bill to increase the priority dollar amount for unsecured claims, and ...
- S. 2783 (107th): Honor Our Heroes Act
- S. 2511 (107th): Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002
- S. 2472 (107th): A bill for the relief of Rosemary Bichage.
- S. 2470 (107th): Global Nuclear Security Initiative Act of 2002
From Jan 2001 to Nov 2002, Carnahan missed 10 of 633 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. 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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