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Rep. Tim Carter

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 5th District

Carter was the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district as a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Carter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Carter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Carter was the primary sponsor of 3 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (39%) Education (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (6%) Labor and Employment (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Carter missed 754 of 7,131 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: