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Key Votes

John Barrow's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Full Name: John Barrow
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 12, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 12
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Victoria; 2 Children: James, Ruth
Birth Date: 10/31/1955
Birth Place: Athens, GA
Home City: Savannah, GA
Religion: Baptist
Rick Allen
(Running)
Republican
Delvis Dutton
(Running)
Republican
John Stone II
(Running)
Republican
Diane Vann
(Running)
Republican
Eugene Yu
(Running)
Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(326 - 92)
Yea
April 29, 2009 HR 1913 Hate Crimes Expansion Bill Passed - House
(249 - 175)
Yea
June 10, 2008 HR 6028 Assistance for Mexico and Central America for Anti-Drug Programs (Merida Program) Bill Passed - House
(311 - 106)
Yea
July 26, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(281 - 142)
Yea
July 17, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers Bill Passed - House
(314 - 97)
Yea
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Yea
May 3, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
Yea
June 29, 2006 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(393 - 23)
Yea
Nov. 9, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 19)
Yea
June 17, 2005 HR 2745 United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 184)
Yea
June 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(418 - 7)
Yea

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