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Rep. John Barrow

Former Representative from Georgia’s 12th District, Democrat

Barrow, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 12th congressional district from 2005 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Barrow.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Barrow 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barrow is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Barrow was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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

Barrow sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Taxation (14%) Labor and Employment (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Health (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Barrow’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.Res. 1468 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5175) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ...
Jun 24, 2010. Passed 220/205.
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2014, Barrow missed 86 of 7,555 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 54 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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