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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
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 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
July 3, 2013 Letter to Secretary Sebelius - Delays in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Regarding Essential Community Providers
June 27, 2013 Letter to FCC Inspector General David Hunt - Oversight and Management of the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service Fund
June 26, 2013 Supreme Court Recognizes that "voting rights in the Lone Star State have come a long way"
June 25, 2013 Barton: Obama Energy Plan Hits Middle Class, Hurts Economy
June 20, 2013 Barton Calls Tea Party Rally "Inspiring Display of Patriotism"
June 19, 2013 Column - New Legislation Protects the Unborn from Future "House of Horrors"
June 18, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - India Intellectual Property
June 12, 2013 Barton on NSA Scandal: "You Don't Target Everyone Just Because of a Handful of Threats"
June 11, 2013 Letter to Daniel Werfel, Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue - IRS Seizure of Health Records
June 11, 2013 Rep. Barton, Committee Investigate Allegations of IRS Seizure of 60 Million Medical Records, Possible Privacy Violations
June 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Currency Manipulation in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
May 29, 2013 Rep. Joe Barton Highlights Committee's Investigation into Sebelius' Obamacare Fundraising
May 23, 2013 House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Build the Landmark Keystone XL Pipeline
May 22, 2013 Northern Route Approval Act
May 20, 2013 Letter to Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google - Project Glass
May 20, 2013 Barton on Abortionist Murder Trial: "This case proves just how brutal abortion is"
May 17, 2013 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - IRS Targeting
May 16, 2013 Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
May 14, 2013 Letter to Samuel Ginn, First Responder Network Authority - FirstNet
May 13, 2013 Letter to Douglas H. Schulman, Commissioner of IRS - IRS Targeting
May 8, 2013 Benghazi Attack: Rep. Barton demands answers after Whistleblower's emotional testimony
May 8, 2013 Letter to Donald E. Williamson, State Health Officer - Gosnell Trial
May 7, 2013 Rep. Barton Supports Export of American Natural Gas
May 3, 2013 New Report Shows LNG Exports Will Create Jobs and Benefit Small Businesses
April 29, 2013 Letter to Daniel Poneman, Acting Secretary of the Department of Energy - Question DOE Loan Guarantee Program's Job Creation Numbers
April 22, 2013 Letter to John McNamera, Vice President of PTR-Precision Technologies Inc. - Relocate to Texas
April 19, 2013 Barton Sends Thoughts and Prayers to People of West
April 19, 2013 Barton Votes for Cyber Security Bill
April 18, 2013 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
April 15, 2013 E&E: EPA, Dems Open to Bill that Would Pre-Empt Agency's Forthcoming Rule
April 12, 2013 Letter to National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins - Reports of Excessive PR Spending
April 12, 2013 Letter to Department of Health and Health Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - Obamacare: Seeking Answers on $54 Million to Fund New Law's "Navigators"
April 10, 2013 Barton: President's Budget Doesn't Offer "Serious Solutions"
April 1, 2013 Gov. Perry, Sen. Cornyn, Sen. Cruz: Texas Stands Firm Against Medicaid Expansion
March 22, 2013 Letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta - Effects of Sequestration
March 20, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
March 15, 2013 Barton urges President Obama not to sign UN Arms Trade Treaty
March 14, 2013 Letter to Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius - Health Care Application
March 14, 2013 Letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta - Local Contract Control Tower Closures
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 6, 2013 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
March 5, 2013 More of the same: Rep. Barton not confident anything will change under new EPA leadership
Feb. 15, 2013 Local Leader of Meals on Wheels Association Appears Before Congress
Feb. 15, 2013 Navarro County Businessman Appears Before Congress; Urges Pro-Growth Policies
Feb. 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keystone XL Pipeline
Feb. 4, 2013 Lawmakers Support FTC Ideas to Better Protect Privacy, Build Trust in Mobile Marketplace
Feb. 1, 2013 Busted: Rep. Barton Supports FTC Settlement Against App Operator Accused of Privacy Violations
Jan. 24, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Gun Control
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