Our unique analysis of the bills Barnes 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barnes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Barnes was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 694 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of December 14, 1986, through December 20, 1986, as “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 1713 (98th): An act for the relief of Elizaveta Fankukhina.
- H.J.Res. 590 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week of December 9, 1984, through December 15, 1984, as “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week”.
- H.J.Res. 563 (98th): A joint resolution to designate June 18, 1984, as “National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Day”.
- H.J.Res. 594 (97th): A joint resolution to provide for the designation of the week of December 12, 1982, through December 18, 1982, as “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 5273 (97th): A bill to allow the George Washington University Higher Education Facilities Revenue Bond Act of 1981 of the District of Columbia to take effect immediately.
- H.R. 5182 (96th): A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to change the termination date of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission from ...
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).
Barnes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (46%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Health (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Immigration (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)
Some of Barnes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 549 (99th): A resolution expressing the intent of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.Con.Res. 390 (99th): A concurrent resolution condemning the state of seige imposed by the Government ...
- H.R. 5364 (99th): Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Act of 1986
- H.J.Res. 694 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of December 14, 1986, through ...
- H.R. 5237 (99th): Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Act of 1986
- H.R. 5155 (99th): A bill to amend section 701(f) of the International Financial Institutions Act ...
- H.Con.Res. 353 (99th): A concurrent resolution opposing the participation of the Chilean vessel ESMERALDA in ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1986, Barnes missed 237 of 3,884 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills