Read our 2019 Report Card for Barr.
Barr is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Barr has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 22, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Garland “Andy” Barr sits on the following committees:
Barr was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2196: To amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the credit hour requirement for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- H.R. 7273: Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act of 2018
- H.R. 4533: To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations.
Does 3 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) International Affairs (7%) Health (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%)
Some of Barr’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6737: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt distilled spirits plants ...
- H.Con.Res. 97: Establishing the Joint Select Committee on the Events and Activities Surrounding China’s Handling ...
- H.R. 6493: Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act
- H.R. 6192: 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act
- H.R. 5772: Veteran STEM Scholarship Enhancement Act
- H.R. 5757: Military SAVE Act
- H.R. 4818: Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to May 2020, Barr missed 45 of 4,549 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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