Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2003
Rep. Thomas Barrett [D-WI5, 1993-2002] leaves office as Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 5th District, Democrat
Barrett, a Democrat, was the representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2002.
Our unique analysis of the bills Barrett 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barrett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Barrett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Health (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%)
Some of Barrett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Barrett missed 103 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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