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Joe Barton's Public Statements

Full Name: Joe Linus Barton
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terri; 4 Children; 2 Stepchildren
Birth Date: 09/15/1949
Birth Place: Waco, TX
Home City: Ennis, TX
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
Let Freedom Ring USA: Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Budget
Issue Position: National Security
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Social Security
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Pro-Life
Issue Position: Taxes
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Limited Government
Aug. 13, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House - End the Wind Production Tax Credit
Aug. 6, 2014 Rep. Barton Visits the Texas Border
Aug. 4, 2014 Rep. Barton Supports Border Security Packages, Urges President Obama to Take Action
Aug. 1, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5230, the Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5272, Prohibitions Relating to Deferred Action for Aliens; and Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules
July 31, 2014 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Keep Dubuque Air Traffic Control Tower Open
July 30, 2014 Barton's Anti-Spoofing Bill Crusies Through E&C Committee
July 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Recent Safety Lapses Involving Anthrax, Smallpox, and Avian Influenza
July 28, 2014 Letter to Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Recent Safety Lapses Involving Select Agents
July 28, 2014 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department - Recent Safety Lapses Involving Select Agents
July 28, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Recent Safety Lapses Involving Select Agents
July 24, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Border Crisis
July 24, 2014 Subcommittee Reviews Bipartisan Proposals to Benefit Consumers, Manufacturers, and Broadcast License Holders
July 23, 2014 Letter to Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Update on Waste Confidence Rule
July 22, 2014 Barton Supports Gov. Perry Sending National Guard to Border
July 17, 2014 Barton Reacts to Border Crisis, President's Funding Request
July 15, 2014 Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act
July 10, 2014 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
June 30, 2014 Barton Applauds Supreme Court for Protecting Religious Freedom
June 26, 2014 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Advance Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
June 19, 2014 Barton Supports Texas' Actions to Secure the Border and Protect Citizens
June 17, 2014 Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us!
June 10, 2014 Supporting Veterans: Barton votes for Access to Care Act
June 2, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader - Bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to a Vote
May 28, 2014 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay - Security Breach
May 28, 2014 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. - Data Security Concerns
May 27, 2014 Barton, Rush Welcome FTC Report Calling for Greater Transparency and Accountability Among Data Brokers
May 19, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebulius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services - Inaccurate Health Care Subsidies
May 16, 2014 Franks, 42 Colleagues File Court Brief to Overturn Obamacare for Violating Origination Clause
May 13, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs- Calls for IG Investigation of Central Texas VA Facilities Following Allegations of Misconduct
May 12, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Health Law's Cuts to Medicare Advantage
May 8, 2014 Barton Votes to Hold Lerner in Contempt
May 2, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Regarding Proposal to Limit Incentive Auction Participants
April 23, 2014 Barton Meets with Conservative Hispanic Group
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - Committee Presses FDA for Documents On Trial Lawyers' Role in Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Generic Drug Labeling
April 17, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Details on Management of Grid Security Information
April 4, 2014 Rush and Barton Introduce HR 4400, the DATA Act of 2014
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