Read our 2017 Report Card for Cartwright.
Cartwright 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cartwright has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Matthew Cartwright sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Appropriations
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Member, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Cartwright was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3122: Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 1701: EGO Act
- H.R. 4904 (114th): MEGABYTE Act of 2016
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).
Cartwright sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Education (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Energy (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Cartwright’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6807: Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act of 2018
- H.R. 6744: Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
- H.R. 6585: Camp Lejeune Family Member Protection Act
- H.R. 6448: Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2018
- H.R. 6371: Community Integration Act of 2018
- H.R. 6238: Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act of 2018
- H.R. 6196: ALLERGY Act
|Cartwright’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
H.R. 668 (113th): To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of ...
Mar 5, 2013. Passed 392/28.
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, Cartwright missed 47 of 3,638 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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