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Rep. Ron Barber

Former Representative for Arizona’s 2nd District

Barber was the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 2012 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Barber.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Barber is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Barber sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barber sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (57%) Health (29%) Government Operations and Politics (14%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Barber recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Barber voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Barber voted Yea

Barber voted Aye

Barber voted No

Missed Votes

From Jun 2012 to Dec 2014, Barber missed 40 of 1,482 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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