Rep. James “J. Gresham” Barrett

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 3rd District, Republican

Barrett, a Republican, was the representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 2003 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Barrett 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barrett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barrett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Law (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Immigration (9%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Barrett missed 779 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 620 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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