In Washington, Congressman Carson fought to pass the historic health care reform law, which provides families and business with better health insurance options and makes health care more affordable and accessible for tens of millions of Americans. As a former member of the House Financial Services Committee, he also helped pass Wall Street Reform, which protects consumers by ending government bailouts and the risky lending practices that almost destroyed our economy.
In the 115th Congress, Congressman Carson serves as the Ranking Member on the Emerging Threats Subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The Emerging Threats Subcommittee plays a vital role in ensuring the United States has the tools and resources needed to identify, track and defeat dangerous threats. This is a fitting appointment given his background in law enforcement, his work at the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, and his past service on the Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee during the 113th Congress.
In addition to serving as the Ranking Member on the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Carson sits on the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee on the House Intelligence Committee. He also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sitting on the Aviation and the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees.
Congressman Carson is also a rising member of House leadership. During the 115th Congress, Carson serves as a Senior Whip for the House Democratic Caucus, sits on the powerful Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Executive Leadership Team. These high profile positions have allowed him to fight for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District at the highest levels of congressional leadership.
President Obama has signed into law five pieces of legislation authored by Congressman Carson: The Service Members Mental Health Screening Act, which ensures a more holistic evaluation of mental health assessments before and after deployment; the Military Families Financial Preparedness Act, which provides service members and their spouses with financial counseling before leaving the military; and the Military Suicide Reduction Act, which provides mid-deployment mental health assessments to service members deployed in combat.the Military Suicide Reduction Act, which provides mid-deployment mental health assessments to service members deployed in combat; the Military Mental Health Empowerment Act, which seeks to end dangerous misperceptions that discourage mental health treatment by ensuring service members are aware of their privacy rights; and the Ariel Rios Federal Building Act.
Congressman Carson is a proud Indianapolis native, having grown up on the city’s east side. He is a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University-Wisconsin and a Master’s in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Before taking office, Congressman Carson served on the Indianapolis City-County Council and worked full-time in law enforcement.
Congressman Carson is the proud parent of a ten-year-old old daughter, Salimah, and lives in Center Township.