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Rep. Mike Carey

Representative for Ohio’s 15th District

Carey is the representative for Ohio’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Nov 4, 2021. Carey is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 52 years old.

Photo of Rep. Mike Carey [R-OH15]


Carey proposed $70 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $25 million to City of Grove City for “Southwest Innovation and Medical Gateway”
  • $12 million to City of London - Division of Police for “London Public Safety Facility”
  • $7 million to City of Sidney for “City of Sidney Water & Sewer Extension Project”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Carey.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Carey 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Carey has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mike Carey sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (50%) Taxation (50%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Carey recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Carey voted Yea

Carey voted Nay

Carey voted Yea

Passed 315/109 on Nov 16, 2022.

Carey voted Yea

Carey voted Yea

Passed 254/175 on Jul 27, 2022.

Carey voted Nay

Carey voted Yea

Carey voted Yea

Passed 304/122 on Mar 30, 2022.

Carey voted Yea

Passed 256/174 on Mar 3, 2022.

This bill passed the House on March 3 and the Senate on June 16. However, the Senate's changes contained a minor provision that violated the …

Missed Votes

From Nov 2021 to Sep 2023, Carey missed 8 of 1,042 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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