Candidate Profile
Joe Barton

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Joe Barton
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.6
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%, 93%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 90%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 81%
Club for Growth, 2015:  69%, 79%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  69%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  65%, 66%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  18%, 9%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Texas Right to Life, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Dallas Morning News

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
155
Aaron Schock, Adrian Smith, Alan Nunnelee, Alex Mooney, Allen West, Andrew Harris and 149 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
35
Associated Builders and Contractors, Barbara Nash, Carl Davis, Cathie Adams, David M. Sibley, Sr., Dunn PAC and 29 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Designated a Guardian of Small Business by NFIB. Received Electronic Privacy Information Center "Champion of Freedom Award."

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

14. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1) Reducing the deficit and balancing the budget Our current rate of spending is simply unsustainable and leaving this growing burden for our children and grandchildren is irresponsible. We can’t keep cutting deals that ultimately add to the nation’s debt, while promising to make cuts sometime in the future. It’s time for the federal government to be more accountable with your money. It’s time for a balanced budget amendment. 2) Repeal ObamaCare I don’t want to move toward a government operated single payer system and that is what ObamaCare does over time.It destroys the private insurance market. The reforms I support take the power away from bureaucrats in Washington and put it back in the people’s hands. 3) Strengthen Privacy Rights The government should not target everyone and violate your 4th Amendment rights just because of a handful of threats. The facts simply don’t justify the mass collection of telephone numbers, call durations, and email and text messages of our citi

15. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

No, except to protect the life of the mother.

16. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court The others do not apply.

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Methodist...Judeo Christian work ethic.


Background

Education
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS - Industrial Engineering, 1972
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, MS - Industrial Administration, 1973
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • White House Fellow Program, Energy Department Fellow
  • Cub Scouts, Den sponsor
  • Joe Barton Family Foundation, Founder
Offices
  • U.S. Representative, Held 31
 

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