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.



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)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Barrow for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barrow sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: