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Rep. Karen McCarthy

Former Representative from Missouri’s 5th District, Democrat

McCarthy, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district from 1995 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Karen McCarthy [D-MO5, 1995-2004]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCarthy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

McCarthy was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

McCarthy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Environmental Protection (14%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Commerce (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Law (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2004, McCarthy missed 240 of 5,958 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: