Carl is the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Carl is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 64 years old.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Carl was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Carl voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Carl.
Carl is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Carl has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Jerry Carl sits on the following committees:
Carl sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Energy (38%) Government Operations and Politics (38%) Environmental Protection (25%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Carl recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1442: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the forfeiture of …
- H.R. 897: Alabama Underwater Forest National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act
- H.R. 356: Unleashing American Energy Act
- H.R. 7285 (117th): Unleashing American Energy Act
- H.R. 7201 (117th): Earn Your Keep Act
- H.R. 7200 (117th): No Pensions for Lying Bureaucrats Act
- H.R. 6148 (117th): Alabama Underwater Forest National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Carl missed 5 of 1,160 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Rep. Carl for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills