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Rep. James Barcia

Former Representative for Michigan’s 5th District

Barcia was the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. James Barcia [D-MI5, 1993-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Barcia is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Barcia sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Barcia 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

Barcia sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Law (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Commerce (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Barcia missed 137 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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