Carolyn McCarthy has a bit of a harsher score than she deserves: Very unfortunately, Mrs. McCarthy was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and had to undergo a seven-month leave for treatment. She returned to congress in February 2014 and will serve out the remainder of her term until she retires in 2015. Her voting score took a bit of a dive because the algorithm marks the score down a bit if you’re absent during progressive votes. We wish nothing but the best for Congresswoman McCarthy and hope she has a speedy recovery!