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Joe Barton's Public Statements on Issue: Energy

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
Issue Position: Energy
April 17, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Details on Management of Grid Security Information
April 2, 2014 Barton, E&C Members Question Obama EPA Administrator McCarthy Over Budget and Agenda
Jan. 15, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Proposed Power Plant Standards
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy Department of Energy - Federal Support for the Development of Carbon Capture and Storage
Sept. 23, 2013 Rep. Barton: EPA Power Plant Regs Will Raise Rates, Stall Economic Recovery
July 17, 2013 Energy Task Force Examines Effects of Renewable Fuel Standard on American Way of Life
July 9, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2609, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
July 9, 2013 Energy and Water Development and Related Appropriations Act, 2014
June 25, 2013 Barton: Obama Energy Plan Hits Middle Class, Hurts Economy
April 29, 2013 Letter to Daniel Poneman, Acting Secretary of the Department of Energy - Question DOE Loan Guarantee Program's Job Creation Numbers
March 14, 2013 Letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Robert Perciasepe - Climate Change Agenda for Obama's Second Term
March 13, 2013 Barton, Scalise lead effort opposing job-killing carbon tax
March 5, 2013 More of the same: Rep. Barton not confident anything will change under new EPA leadership
Jan. 23, 2013 Getting to Work: Rep. Barton Applauds Quick Action on Energy and Public Health Bills
Aug. 21, 2012 Barton Applauds Court Decision Blocking Costly EPA Power Rule
Aug. 21, 2012 Energy and Commerce Leaders Welcome Court Decision Blocking Costly EPA Power Rule
Aug. 14, 2012 Energy and Commerce Members Welcome Court's Decision Curbing EPA's Overreach
May 21, 2012 Energy and Commerce Leaders Urge Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Issue Decision on License Application For Pilgrim Reactor
April 30, 2012 Energy and Commerce Committee Members Respond to Armendariz Resignation
March 8, 2012 Rep. Barton urges DOE to stop "risking billions of taxpayer dollars on unproven sources of energy"
Feb. 15, 2012 Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
Jan. 18, 2012 Shovel Ready Jobs Buried by Obama Administration's Decision on Pipeline
Dec. 15, 2011 Energy, Security, American Jobs, and the Keystone XL Pipe Line
Nov. 17, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Solyndra Failure: Views from DOE Secretary Chu"
Nov. 3, 2011 Barton on Solyndra Scandal Subpoenas: "American People Have the Right to Know the Facts!"
Oct. 5, 2011 The Hill - We Need "All of the Above' Strategy for Future of US Energy Production
Sept. 23, 2011 Hearing of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee - From DOE Loan Guarantee to Bankruptcy to FBI Raid: What Solyndra's Executives Knew.
Sept. 16, 2011 A Tale of Two Cities
Sept. 14, 2011 Rep. Barton on Solyndra: "It is Our Duty to Find Out How and Why That Money Was Wasted."
Sept. 12, 2011 Rep. Barton Asks "Where are the jobs?" - Obama EPA Forces 500 Layoffs in Texas
July 26, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1938, North American-Made Energy Security Act
July 12, 2011 Rep. Barton vows to continue Bulb Battle
July 11, 2011 Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
June 23, 2011 Barton: Time to Tap our Natural Resources, Not our Emergency Supply
June 22, 2011 Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
April 26, 2011 In Case You Missed It: The Hill - Celebrating clean energy's castoff by Rep. Joe Barton
April 6, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 910, Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
April 6, 2011 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
March 7, 2011 Pain at the Pump - a Column by Rep. Barton
March 1, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - America's Energy Security
Feb. 18, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - End the De Facto Moratorium and Issue Offshore Drilling Permits
Feb. 15, 2011 Texas Congressmen File Amendment to Block Funding for EPA Mandates
Feb. 9, 2011 Rep. Barton rebukes EPA for using overreaching regulations to put straightjacket on economy
Feb. 3, 2011 Rep. Barton on blackouts: "Grid failed when Texans needed it most"
Jan. 25, 2011 Rep. Barton: President's Speech a Good First Step, Hopeful Talk Match Actions
Jan. 24, 2011 EPA's War on Texas
Jan. 6, 2011 Barton Leads Republican Effort to Repeal Light Bulb Ban
Nov. 18, 2010 Barton Pushes for Freshmen on Influential Energy and Commerce Committee
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