Troy (Troy) Carter (D-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.6636
FAX: 202.225.1988
District: 504.288.3777
Room 442 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1802

Residence: New Orleans, LA
Elected: 2021    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: BGEN Ana Navarro Carter   DOB: 10/26/1963
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology
Co-ChairCongressional Cigar Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus
Co-ChairFlood Resilience Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
Second Vice ChairCongressional Black Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Ascension Parish / Assumption Parish / East Baton Rouge Parish / Iberville Parish / Jefferson Parish / Orleans Parish / St. Charles Parish / St. James Parish / St. John The Baptist Parish / West Baton Rouge Parish


Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. is an elected United States House of Representatives member from Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District.

Congressman Carter currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, one of the largest committees in Congress that has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation and infrastructure. He also serves on the powerful committee for Homeland Security of the United States, where he serves as Ranking Member over Emergency Management and Technology. Congressman Carter previously served on the Small Business Committee, which has direct oversight and consideration over all matters affecting America's backbone, small businesses.

Congressman Troy A. Carter earned a bachelor's degree from Xavier University and a master's degree from Holy Cross University. He has also studied at Harvard's JFK School of Government and Carnegie Mellon's School of Urban and Public Affairs. In May 2023, Congressman Carter was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Xavier University.

Congressman Carter began his professional career as a senior aide to Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. In 1991, Congressman Carter became the first African American to be elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 102nd District in Algiers, where he served as the youngest-ever floor leader representing the City of New Orleans.

In 1994, Congressman Carter was elected to the New Orleans City Council, representing District C, including Algiers, and the historic French Quarter, again becoming the first African American elected. After a hiatus from public office, Congressman Carter was elected to the State Senate for Louisiana's 7th District, where he served as Senate Minority Leader. During his time as a Legislator, Congressman Carter authored and co-authored hundreds of bills that are now law.

Congressman Carter is a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, women's health care, and civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBTQI community and environmental justice reform.

Congressman Carter is a proud husband to wife, Brigadier General Ana Carter of the United States Army, and father to sons Troy Jr. and Joshua. They live on the Westbank of New Orleans, where Congressman Carter was born and reared. Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. has enjoyed a series of historic 1sts including- - 1st African American elected to the Louisiana State House from District 102 - 1st African American elected to the New Orleans City Council representing District C - 1st African American elected to the Louisiana State Senate from District 7 - 1st Congressman elected to Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District from the Westbank of New Orleans (Algiers) - 1st Congressman whose spouse is a General in the United States Army