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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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 (29%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Emergency Management (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Health (10%) Taxation (10%) International Affairs (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to May 2016, Carter missed 457 of 9,733 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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