Rep. Bob Barr
Former Representative for Georgia’s 7th District
Barr was the representative for Georgia’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2002.
Barr is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Barr sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Barr was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4786 (106th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Postal Way in Carrollton, Georgia, as the “Samuel P. Roberts Post Office Building”.
- H.J.Res. 91 (105th): Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact
- H.R. 3396 (104th): Defense of Marriage Act
- H.R. 2336 (104th): To amend the Doug Barnard, Jr.--1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games Commemorative Coin Act, and for other purposes.
Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Barr sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Law (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) International Affairs (6%) Health (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Barr recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5609 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 4884 (107th): Educator Appreciation and Classroom Help Act
- H.R. 4561 (107th): Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act
- H.R. 3897 (107th): Health Care Antitrust Improvements Act of 2002
- H.R. 3564 (107th): Terrorism Tribunal Act of 2001
- H.Con.Res. 296 (107th): Urging the President to negotiate a new base rights agreement with the …
- H.R. 2929 (107th): Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2001
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Barr missed 170 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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