Our unique analysis of the bills Carney 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Carney was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5404 (98th): A bill allowing William R. Gianelli to continue to serve as a member of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission after his retirement as an officer ...
- H.R. 7814 (96th): A bill to designate certain lands of the Fire Island National Seashore as the “Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness” and for other purposes.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Carney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (29%) International Affairs (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Environmental Protection (14%)
Some of Carney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5273 (99th): National Lottery Act of 1986
- H.R. 5024 (99th): A bill to amend the Act approved September 11, 1964, providing for ...
- H.J.Res. 500 (99th): A joint resolution designating June 14, 1986, as “Baltic Freedom Day”.
- H.J.Res. 263 (99th): A joint resolution designating June 14, 1985 as “Baltic Freedom Day”.
- H.R. 5404 (98th): A bill allowing William R. Gianelli to continue to serve as a ...
- H.R. 5373 (98th): A bill to amend the Panama Canal Act of 1979 with respect ...
- H.R. 4405 (98th): A bill to require the disposal of certain lands at Montauk Air ...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1986, Carney missed 335 of 3,884 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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