Rep. John Carney

Former Representative from Delaware’s At-Large District, Democrat

Carney, a Democrat, was the representative for Delaware's at-large district from 2011 to 2016.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Carney.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Carney 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 2016. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Carney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (46%) Education (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Carney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Carney’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed 387/35.
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
Nay H.Res. 23 (113th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 152) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September ...
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 367/52.
Nay H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Dec 20, 2012. Passed 315/107.
Aye H.Res. 808 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade ...
Nov 15, 2012. Passed 253/150.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 2278 (112th): To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 24, 2011. Failed 180/238.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Carney missed 119 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. ProPublica has tracked 71 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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