Rep. Michael Barnes

Former Representative from Maryland's 8th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1979-1986 Representative Maryland's 8th District

See Also: Bioguide

Sponsorship Analysis

Barnes was a far-left Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Barnes’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Barnes’s bills had a total of 403 cosponsors in the 99th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Barnes to other members of the House of Representatives in the 99th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1986, Barnes missed 226 of 3,868 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is better than the median of 5.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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