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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 2018.

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

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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. 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 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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 (42%) Taxation (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Health (7%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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
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.
Aye 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. ...
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 ...
Yea 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 ...
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 2018, Barr missed 34 of 3,386 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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