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Sen. Jean Carnahan

Former Senator for Missouri

Carnahan was a senator from Missouri and was a Democrat. She served from 2001 to 2002.

Photo of Sen. Jean Carnahan [D-MO, 2001-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carnahan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (14%) Health (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Families (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Commerce (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Carnahan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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