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Rep. Joseph Karth

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 4th District

Karth, a Democrat, was the representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district from 1959 to 1976.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Karth is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Karth sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Karth 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

Karth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (29%) Transportation and Public Works (19%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Commerce (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Karth missed 833 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 16.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: