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Rep. William Carney

Former Representative for New York’s 1st District

Carney was the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1986.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Carney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Carney sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Carney was the primary sponsor of 5 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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