Rep. Joe Barton

Texas - District 6

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1985-2015 Representative,
Texas's 6th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Barton is a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Barton’s bills have had a total of 47 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Committee Membership

Joe Barton sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Apr 2014, Barton missed 1,056 of 17,904 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is worse 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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