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Joe Barton's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
June 26, 2014 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Advance Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
June 17, 2014 Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us!
June 10, 2014 Supporting Veterans: Barton votes for Access to Care Act
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
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Generic Drug Labeling
April 3, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D and Potential Harm to Seniors
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services - Screening Process and Fraud Detection
Oct. 2, 2013 National Institutes of Health Continuing Appropriations Resolutions, 2014
June 11, 2013 Rep. Barton, Committee Investigate Allegations of IRS Seizure of 60 Million Medical Records, Possible Privacy Violations
May 20, 2013 Barton on Abortionist Murder Trial: "This case proves just how brutal abortion is"
May 8, 2013 Letter to Donald E. Williamson, State Health Officer - Gosnell Trial
April 12, 2013 Letter to National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins - Reports of Excessive PR Spending
March 14, 2013 Letter to Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius - Health Care Application
Jan. 23, 2013 Getting to Work: Rep. Barton Applauds Quick Action on Energy and Public Health Bills
Sept. 14, 2012 Barton Calls for Better Oversight, Tighter Rules on Pay for "Federal Special Consultants"
July 11, 2012 Repealing ObamaCare: Americans Deserve "Choices," Not Government "Mandates"
June 5, 2012 The Hill - Offering a Step-By-Step Republican Alternative to President Obama's Healthcare Reform Law
May 17, 2012 Rep. Barton Sits Down with Tea Party Leaders to Discuss "The More Perfect Union"
March 21, 2012 Protecting Access to Healthcare Act
Jan. 27, 2012 Congressional Republicans Ask CMS to Clarify Changes Required by Health Care Law
Sept. 22, 2011 Stearns Questions EPA on Adhering to President's Executive Order on Regulatory Reform Promoting Health and Safety as Well as Economic Growth and Job Creation
Aug. 1, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
July 20, 2011 Barton Urges FDA to Cut Red Tape that Hurts Health Care and Stifles Innovation
July 11, 2011 Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
June 13, 2011 Barton Proud to be Founding Member of the Asthma Caucus, Hopes to Improve and Save Lives
May 3, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for the State Health Insurance Exchanges
May 3, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for the School Health Center Construction
April 14, 2011 Barton votes No on Budget Deal
March 28, 2011 Letter to Michael Mack, MD, President Society of Thoracic Surgeons
March 9, 2011 Barton Balks at Giving ObamaCare a Blank Check
March 2, 2011 Barton frustrated by waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid
March 1, 2011 Barton concerned that increasing Medicaid costs will crush states' budgets
Jan. 19, 2011 Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
Jan. 19, 2011 Repeal Today, Replace Tomorrow: Rep. Barton Votes to Repeal ObamaCare
Jan. 6, 2011 Pajamas Media - No, These Aren't Health Care Reform Fairy Tales
Dec. 9, 2010 Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010
Nov. 29, 2010 (202) 225-2002 Barton Presses Berwick to Explain Health Law to Committee Republicans
Oct. 27, 2010 Op-Ed- Ten Ways to Start Cleaning Up the Mess
Sept. 29, 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act Of 2010
July 29, 2010 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
June 23, 2010 Barton: 3 Months In, ObamaCare Already Crippling Our Health Care
June 2, 2010 Rep. Barton, Republicans Ask President for Plan to Keep Employees from Losing Health Coverage
May 27, 2010 House Republican Leadership Introduce Legislation to Repeal Government Takeover of Health Care and Replace with Solutions that Lower Costs
April 29, 2010 OP-ED: Truth About New Health Law Revealed
April 26, 2010 Barton: "Democrats' Health Care Promises Are Evaporating Quickly"
March 25, 2010 Providing For Consideration Of Senate Amendments To H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010
March 21, 2010 Barton Says "This Vote Wasn't The End Of The Health Care Debate - It Was Really The Beginning."
March 21, 2010 Senate Amendments To H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009, And H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010
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