Rep. James Barcia

Former Representative from Michigan’s 5th District, Democrat

Barcia, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2002.



Our unique analysis of the bills Barcia sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barcia is shown as a purple triangle. (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 it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barcia sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Law (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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