Rep. John Carter

Representative from Texas’s 31st District, Republican

Carter, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 31st congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Carter has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Carter for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Carter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Emergency Management (23%) Health (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) International Affairs (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Carter missed 472 of 10,039 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 119 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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