Carnahan was the representative for Missouri’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2005 to 2012.
Carnahan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Carnahan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Carnahan was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5112 (111th): Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010
- H.R. 5395 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11001 Dunklin Drive in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “William ‘Bill’ Clay Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1617 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 561 Kingsland Avenue in University City, Missouri, as the “Harriett F. Woods Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1129 (110th): To provide for the construction, operation, and maintenance of an arterial road in St. Louis County, Missouri.
- H.R. 1728 (109th): Ste. Genevieve County National Historic Site Study Act of 2005
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Carnahan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Carnahan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6303 (112th): Global Science Program for Security, Competitiveness, and Diplomacy Act of 2012
- H.R. 6255 (112th): Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012
- H.R. 6254 (112th): Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act of 2012
- H.R. 6188 (112th): Military Family Leave Act of 2012
- H.R. 6099 (112th): SEED Act of 2012
- H.R. 5916 (112th): International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2012
- H.R. 5711 (112th): Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2012
From Jan 2005 to Jan 2013, Carnahan missed 146 of 6,351 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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