Representative Joe Linus Barton's Public Statements

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Full Name: Joe Linus Barton
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
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Let Freedom Ring USA: Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge Issue Position: Immigration Issue Position: Budget Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Taxes Issue Position: Social Security Issue Position: Limited Government Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Energy Issue Position: Pro-Life Issue Position: National Security 7/28/14 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Recent Safety Lapses Involving Anthrax, Smallpox, and Avian Influenza 7/24/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Border Crisis 7/22/14 Barton Supports Gov. Perry Sending National Guard to Border 7/17/14 Barton Reacts to Border Crisis, President's Funding Request 7/15/14 Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act 7/10/14 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations 6/30/14 Barton Applauds Supreme Court for Protecting Religious Freedom 6/26/14 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Advance Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions 6/19/14 Barton Supports Texas' Actions to Secure the Border and Protect Citizens 6/17/14 Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us! 6/10/14 Supporting Veterans: Barton votes for Access to Care Act 6/02/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader - Bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to a Vote 5/28/14 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. - Data Security Concerns 5/28/14 Letter to John Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay - Security Breach 5/27/14 Barton, Rush Welcome FTC Report Calling for Greater Transparency and Accountability Among Data Brokers 5/19/14 Letter to Kathleen Sebulius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services - Inaccurate Health Care Subsidies 5/16/14 Franks, 42 Colleagues File Court Brief to Overturn Obamacare for Violating Origination Clause 5/13/14 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 5/12/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Health Law's Cuts to Medicare Advantage 5/08/14 Barton Votes to Hold Lerner in Contempt 5/02/14 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Regarding Proposal to Limit Incentive Auction Participants 4/23/14 Barton Meets with Conservative Hispanic Group 4/22/14 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Generic Drug Labeling 4/22/14 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 4/17/14 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Details on Management of Grid Security Information 4/04/14 Rush and Barton Introduce HR 4400, the DATA Act of 2014 4/03/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D and Potential Harm to Seniors 4/02/14 Barton, E&C Members Question Obama EPA Administrator McCarthy Over Budget and Agenda 4/02/14 Barton on Internet Governance: "Last thing I want is another country having a greater influence over how our Internet works today." 4/01/14 Letter to Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government - Keeping Pressure on IRS for Targeting 3/25/14 Barton on Hobby Lobby Case: Supreme Court Should Defend the First Amendment and Protect Jobs 3/25/14 Barton on LNG Exports: "Removing Government Interference in the Energy Trade is a Win-Win for America" 3/12/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - New Power Plant Standards 3/11/14 Letter to David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration - Information on GM Recalls 3/11/14 Letter to Mary Barra, Cheif Executive Officer of the General Motors Company - Information on Auto Recall 3/07/14 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Keep the Promise to Seniors and Protect Popular Medicare Drug Program 3/04/14 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Bipartisan Lawmakers Defend Medicare