Our unique analysis of the bills Carter sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
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%)
Some of Carter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8380 (96th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 8336 (96th): A bill to amend section 314(d) of the Public Health Service Act ...
- H.R. 8278 (96th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 8064 (96th): International Health Act of 1980
- H.R. 7733 (96th): A bill to require the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to ...
- H.R. 7231 (96th): Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1980
- H.R. 6887 (96th): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills