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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: Taxes
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Budget
Issue Position: Social Security
Issue Position: Pro-Life
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: National Security
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Limited Government
Issue Position: Energy
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 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, Food and Drug Administration - Generic Drug Labeling
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 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
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
April 2, 2014 Barton, E&C Members Question Obama EPA Administrator McCarthy Over Budget and Agenda
April 2, 2014 Barton on Internet Governance: "Last thing I want is another country having a greater influence over how our Internet works today."
April 1, 2014 Letter to Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government - Keeping Pressure on IRS for Targeting
March 25, 2014 Barton on LNG Exports: "Removing Government Interference in the Energy Trade is a Win-Win for America"
March 25, 2014 Barton on Hobby Lobby Case: Supreme Court Should Defend the First Amendment and Protect Jobs
March 12, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - New Power Plant Standards
March 11, 2014 Letter to Mary Barra, Cheif Executive Officer of the General Motors Company - Information on Auto Recall
March 11, 2014 Letter to David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration - Information on GM Recalls
March 7, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Keep the Promise to Seniors and Protect Popular Medicare Drug Program
March 4, 2014 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
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services - Screening Process and Fraud Detection
Feb. 25, 2014 Privacy Caucus Co-Chairs DeGette and Barton Statement on Education Department Guidance on Student Data
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to David Moskovitz, Chief Executive Accenture Federal Services - Regarding Role in Health Care Exchanges
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Andres Alcantar, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, and Ronald G. Congleton & Hope Andradem Commissioners of the Texas Workforce Commission - Urging Texas Participation in Pilot Program for Food Stamp Reform
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Employer Mandate Delay
Feb. 11, 2014 Providing for Consideration of S. 540, Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, and for Other Purposes
Feb. 11, 2014 Barton Votes No on "Clean" Debt Ceiling Calling it a "Dirty" Deal for Taxpayers
Feb. 10, 2014 A "Clean" Debt Ceiling: A Dirty Deal for the American People
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