Rep. Joe L. Barton

Rep. Joe L. Barton

Texas District 6
Republican
14%
2018 Score
17%
Average House Republican
12%
Lifetime Score
— Voted with working people
— Voted against working people
— Did not vote
Date Key Vote Vote
Dec
20
2018
Motion to Concur on a Bill That Gives More Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Corporations
This motion to concur on a bill that gives more tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations—The Retirement, Savings and Other Tax Relief Act (H.R. 88)—is an excuse to cut critical priorities for working people such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, infrastructure, and education in the future.
Wrong
Sep
28
2018
Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018
The misnamed bill doesn't lessen the tax burden for middle-class families but instead is a handout for the wealthy and corporations and allows them to shirk paying their fair share.
Not Voting
Jul
25
2018
Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018
This bill inappropriately allows funds from health savings accounts to be used for boutique medical care and fitness programs, a tax break that would favor wealthier households and seldom be used by people of moderate income.
Wrong
Jul
25
2018
Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018
This misnamed legislation expands the prevalence of catastrophic health plans.
Wrong
Jul
19
2018
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations, 2019
This bill represents a continued attack on financial regulation, under-funds agencies that are critical to the protection of workers and consumers, and includes several objectionable policy riders.
Wrong
Jun
21
2018
Securing America's Future Act of 2018
This appropriations bill, despite an increase of $18 billion for non-defense discretionary programs, reflects a misguided and dangerous approach to funding programs that serve millions of working Americans.
Wrong
Jun
21
2018
Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 slashes critical funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and makes it more difficult for millions of Americans to feed themselves and their families.
Wrong
Jun
06
2018
Water Resources Development Act of 2018
This bipartisan measure takes an important step towards modernizing and improving our nation’s ports, harbors, inland waterways and flood risk management.
Right
Apr
27
2018
FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
Properly funding, updating and improving standards for our federal aviation systems and workforce is critical to keeping our nation at the forefront of the global aviation sector.
Right
Apr
26
2018
Amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Striking Prevailing Wage Requirements
This amendment by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) would repeal Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements for construction projects covered under this Act. Davis-Bacon has been a critical component of federally funded transportation projects for decades, and promotes a fair labor market by upholding local wage standards.
Wrong
Apr
13
2018
Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act
This bill would undermine the implementation of the Volcker Rule by giving sole rulemaking authority to the Federal Reserve and allowing banks with less than $10 billion in assets to engage in proprietary trading with publicly insured deposits.
Wrong
Apr
12
2018
Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
This resolution, introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), would prohibit federal outlays from exceeding receipts, require a three-fifths vote to increase the public debt limit, and direct the President to submit a balanced budget annually to Congress.
Wrong
Apr
11
2018
Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act
This misnamed bill adds a number of unnecessary procedural obstacles to the already cumbersome and time-consuming process the Financial Stability Oversight Council uses to designate large, non-bank financial entities for increased oversight.
Wrong
Apr
11
2018
Stress Test Improvement Act
The misnamed bill would significantly weaken stress testing by preventing regulators from assessing the capacity of big banks to perform adequate data analysis or risk management as part of the stress testing process.
Wrong
Jan
10
2018
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
This bill denies the coverage afforded by the National Labor Relations Act to a large number of workers employed by tribal-owned and -operated enterprises located on Indian land.
Wrong