TX – Carter, John
|Cook PVI||2011-2012 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+12||63.0||-27.0||Click for contact information|
John Carter, like most members of the Texas delegation, had a conservative voting record when Democrats control the House, but is wanting on fiscal issues during Republican reign. In 2011, Carter voted for all the spending bills, including the debt ceiling, omnibus, and minibus. He also voted against the effort to cut $100 billion in spending, thereby fulfilling the GOP Pledge to America. He also voted against resetting discretionary spending to pre-Pelosi levels.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Carter has shown little interest in cutting spending beyond the committee-passed bills – bills that will ensure the budget never balances.
His 63.5 average score is close to failing and more than enough to place him on the 2011 Hall of Shame for his conservative district.