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

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  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%
Club for Growth, 2014:  79%, 80%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  80%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  69%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  67%

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  0%, 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%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
142
Aaron Schock, Adrian Smith, Alan Nunnelee, Alex Mooney, Allen West, Andrew Harris and 136 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
29
Associated Builders and Contractors, Barbara Nash, Carl Davis, Cathie Adams, David M. Sibley, Sr., Dunn PAC and 23 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Richard Hanna
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
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

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Common sense and the belief that a free people could best govern themselves.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and am a member of the United Methodist Church. I believe in the 10 Commandments.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

High lifetime scores by notable Conservative groups.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

972-875-8688

Additional comment from candidate:

n/a


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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