Rep. Thomas Barrett

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)

Enacted Legislation

Barrett was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barrett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Health (12%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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