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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.

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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 Apr 22, 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 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 (36%) Taxation (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Health (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Barr’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Con.Res. 148: Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 3628.
Dec 21, 2018. Passed 344/25.
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Aye H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Yea 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.
Yea 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 41 (113th): Hurricane Sandy relief bill
Jan 4, 2013. Passed 354/67.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Apr 2019, Barr missed 41 of 3,906 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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