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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.

Photo of Rep. Bob Barr [R-GA7, 1995-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Barr was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: