Read our 2022 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 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 3, 2019 to Mar 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Garland “Andy” Barr sits on the following committees:
Barr was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1193 (117th): Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act
- H.R. 6192 (116th): 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act
- H.R. 2196 (116th): 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 (115th): Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act of 2018
- H.R. 4533 (115th): 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 …
Does 5 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:
International Affairs (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (25%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Health (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (4%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Barr recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1382: TABS Act of 2023
- H.R. 1157: Countering the PRC Malign Influence Fund Authorization Act of 2023
- H.J.Res. 30: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, …
- H.R. 760: Chinese Military and Surveillance Company Sanctions Act of 2023
- H.R. 758: Promoting Access to Capital in Underbanked Communities Act of 2023
- H.R. 759: No Energy Revenues for Russian Hostilities Act of 2023
- H.R. 9642 (117th): SUCCESS Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2023, Barr missed 71 of 5,873 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills