Rep. Joseph Karth

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 4th District, Democrat

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

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Karth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Social Welfare (8%) Commerce (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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