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Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr

Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District

pronounced GAHR-lund // bahr

Barr is the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Barr is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Barr.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Garland “Andy” Barr sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Barr was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barr sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (37%) Taxation (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Health (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Barr’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Barr voted Yea

Passed 266/167 on Oct 28, 2015.

This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously ...

Barr voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Barr voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Barr voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Barr voted Aye

Barr voted Nay

Passed 354/67 on Jan 4, 2013.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2019, Barr missed 41 of 4,309 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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