Carney was the representative for Delaware’s at-large district and was a Democrat. He served from 2011 to 2016.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Carney.
Carney is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Carney sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Carney 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).
Carney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Carney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4409 (114th): Made in America Act of 2016
- H.R. 4222 (114th): Higher Education Savings Accounts Act of 2015
- H.R. 4221 (114th): SMART Grant Reauthorization Act of 2015
- H.R. 3784 (114th): SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016
- H.J.Res. 69 (114th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- H.R. 2953 (114th): Housing Assistance Reform Act of 2015
- H.Res. 300 (114th): On the passing of Joseph Robinette Biden, III.
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. 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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