Rep. John Barrow
Democrat • 12th District, Georgia • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 160 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 159 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 363 of 438) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 194 of 438)
Barrw was born October 31, 1955 in Athens as a seventh generation Georgian. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976. In 1979, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University. After graduation, he entered private practice as a lawyer, working until his election to public office. From 1990 to 2004, he served as city-county commissioner for Athens, Georgia-Clarke County.
Barrow defeated incumbent Republican Max Burns in the 2004 Congressional election. Burns had won the seat in 2002 because of ethical questions surrounding the Democratic nominee, Charles "Champ" Walker, Jr. Barrow won a four-way primary and went on to defeat Burns by four percentage points. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.633Referred to the Subcommittee Jul 21, 2014 3 Views
Expressing the sense of the House with respect to accountability for mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H.R.4928 - Readying Our Troops for Combat Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jun 20, 2014 4 Views
To prohibit certain closures of Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs of the Army.
H.R.4591 - Workforce Investment and Job Creation ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jun 13, 2014 4 Views
To establish a national strategy for identifying job training needs to increase opportunities for technical school training and promote hiring.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.702Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 9 Views
Affirming that private equity plays an important role in growing and strengthening United States businesses throughout all sectors of the econ...
H.R.5362Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 4 Views
To provide that the Social Security Administration pay fees associated with obtaining birth certificate or State identification card for purpo...
H.R.5177 - Members Play By the Same Rules Act of 2014Referred to House Ways and Means Jul 23, 2014 16 Views
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to eliminate benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for Members ...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Aye (against party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014