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Rep. Ron Barber

Former Representative for Arizona’s 2nd District

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

He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district (2012-2012).

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

Analysis

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 liberal–conservative 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. 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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Barber’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 4745 (113th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Jun 10, 2014. Passed 229/192.
Yea H.J.Res. 71 (113th): District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Oct 1, 2013. Failed 265/163.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.

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. ProPublica has tracked 36 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: