Carter 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 Carter has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 8, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
John R. Carter sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
Carter was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4854 (115th): Justice Served Act of 2018
- H.R. 1133 (115th): Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
- H.R. 3355 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018
- H.R. 3128 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 2217 (113th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014
- H.R. 298 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas, as the “Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris …
- H.R. 2422 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2300 Scenic Drive in Georgetown, Texas, as the “Kile G. West Post Office Building”.
Does 11 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).
Carter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Carter recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7452: Updated Standards for Asylum (USA) Act of 2022
- H.R. 2966: Military Spouses Employment Act
- H.R. 2871: READI Act
- H.R. 1958: Protection of Children Act of 2021
- H.R. 1402: More Choice for Career Training Act of 2021
- H.R. 645: School Security Enhancement Act
- H.R. 8597 (116th): Policing Transparency Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2022, Carter missed 634 of 13,200 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.
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