Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Garland “Andy” Barr sits on the following committees:
Barr was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- 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.
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:
Finance and Financial Sector (37%) Taxation (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%)
Some of Barr’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6741: Federal Reserve Reform Act of 2018
- H.R. 6179: Middle Class Savings Act
- H.R. 5813: ROOT for Mainstreet Businesses Act of 2018
- H.R. 5735: THRIVE Act
- H.R. 5736: CAREER Act
- H.R. 5655: Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act
- H.R. 4711: Industrial Hemp Banking Act
|Barr’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed 266/167.
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 the Trade Act of 2015.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 41 (113th): Hurricane Sandy relief bill
Jan 4, 2013. Passed 354/67.
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, Barr missed 34 of 3,638 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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