Rep. John Barrow
Democrat • 12th District, Georgia • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 183 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 146 of 437)
- 165 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 366 of 440) 12 Made Into Law (Ranks 337 of 440)
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 3 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 7 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.R.5610 - Healthcare Consumer Privacy Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 19, 2014 8 Views
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide privacy protections that enable certain individuals to remove their profile...
H.R.5403 - Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 3 Views
To nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with ...
H.Res.702Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 3 Views
Affirming that private equity plays an important role in growing and strengthening United States businesses throughout all sectors of the econ...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (against party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (against party)December 11, 2014