Rep. Joe Barton [R]

Representative from Texas’s 6th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1985-2016 Representative Texas's 6th District (map)

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Joe Barton sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (35%) Commerce (35%) Energy (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Nov 2015, Barton missed 1,119 of 18,944 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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