John Barrow on Deficits and Debt

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Voting Record

Braun Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Braun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for the Congressional Research Service by $878,000 in the Legislative Branch appropriations bill. The amendment passed 214-189. John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

Gosar Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Gosar of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the Botanic Garden by $1.2 million in the Legislative Branch approprations bill. The amendment passed 213-193. John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

Polis Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Polis of Colorado. The measure would have made an across-the-board reduction of 2 percent in the DHS approps bill's discretionary spending, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 99-316. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for all of the administrative expense accounts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill by 3 percent, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 140-273. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Flake Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Flake of Arizona. The measure would have made an across-the-board reduction of 0.27 percent in the E&W approps bill's discretionary spending. The amendment failed 144-274. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Mulvaney Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Mulvaney of South Carolina. The measure would have cut spending in the E&W approps bill by 24 percent, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 125-293. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Blackburn of Tennessee. The measure would have made an across-the-board cut of 1 percent in the E&W approps bill's discretionary spending. The amendment failed 157-261. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Chabot Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Chabot of Ohio. The measure would have eliminated all funding in the E&W approps bill for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Denali Commission, Northern Border Regional Commission and Southeast Crescent Regional Commission. The amendment failed 141-276. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Burgess Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Burgess of Texas. The measure would have cut spending for defense nuclear nonproliferation activities by $100 million in the E&W approps bill. The amendment failed 168-249. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have eliminated all funding in the E&W approps bill for fossil fuel programs. The amendment failed 138-249. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have cut spending for nuclear energy activities by $514 million in the E&W approps bill. The amendment failed 106-281. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have eliminated all funding provided in the E&W approps bill for renewable energy programs. The amendment failed 113-275. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Chaffetz Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Chaffetz of Utah. The measure would have cut spending for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by $74 million in the Energy & Water (E&W) appropriations bill. The amendment failed 140-245. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending in the CJS approps bill by 12.2 percent. The amendment failed 105-307. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Blackburn of Tennessee. The measure would have cut spending in the CJS approps bill by 1 percent. The amendment failed 160-251. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Scott Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Scott of Georgia. The measure would have eliminated all funding provided in the CJS approps bill for the Legal Services Corporation. The amendment failed 122-289. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Westmoreland Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Westmoreland of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for the Legal Services Corporation by $128 million in the CJS approps bill.The amendment failed 165-246. John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

Flake Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Flake of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the National Science Foundation by $1.2 billion in the CJS approps bill. The amendment failed 121-291. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations by $15 million. The amendment failed 168-239. John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

John Barrow voted in favor of the spending cut.

Harris Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Harris of Maryland. The measure would have cut spending for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by $542,000. The amendment passed 219-189. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Quayle Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Quayle of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by $21 million. The amendment failed 147-259. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Pompeo Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Pompeo of Kansas. The measure would have cut spending for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) by $219.5 million. The amendment failed 129-279. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Scalise Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Scalise of Louisiana. The measure would have cut spending for the Economic Development Administration by $7.5 million and reduce funding for the Commerce Department by $10.7 million in the CJS appropriations bill. The amendment failed 174-233. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have cut spending for the International Trade Administration by $277.8 million in the CJS approps bill.The amendment failed, 121-287. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending in the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill by about 3 percent.The amendment failed, 137-270. John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

John Barrow voted against the spending cut.

Balanced Budget Amendment

In November of 2011, the House voted on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. This particular amendment would have required a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber for the congress to spend more than it took in and to increase the public debt limit. It also authorized waivers when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict. The measure did not achieve the 3/5 needed to pass in a 261-165 vote. John Barrow voted in favor of the balanced budget amendment.

John Barrow voted in favor of the balanced budget amendment.

Budget Control Act of 2011

In August of 2011, the House voted on the Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation raised the debt ceiling in increments and created a committee to find cuts in the budget or other methods to lower the deficit. The measure passed 269-161. John Barrow voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

John Barrow voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011

In July of 2011, the House voted on legislation to cut spending on discretionary and other items, cap the amount the federal government can spend as a function of GDP, and require a balanced budget. The legisaltion also provided for an increase in the debt limit. The measure passed the House in a 234-190 vote. John Barrow voted against the cut, cap, and balance plan.

John Barrow voted against the cut, cap, and balance plan.

Increasing the statutory debt limit

In May of 2011, the House voted on an increase in the statutory debt limit from $14.294 trillion to $16.7 trillion. The increase failed to pass by a vote of 97-318. It was never voted on in the Senate. John Barrow voted against the debt ceiling increase.

John Barrow voted against the debt ceiling increase.

Return to 2008 Spending Levels

In January of 2011, the House voted on a bill to reduce spending on non-security items to fiscal year 2008 levels. The measure passed 254-165. John Barrow voted in favor of reducing spending to 2008 levels.

John Barrow voted in favor of reducing spending to 2008 levels.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $14.294 Trillion

In February of 2010, the House voted to pass legislation that dealt with PAYGO rules and increased the debt ceiling to $14.294 trillion. The vote passed 233-187. John Barrow voted in favor of the debt increase.

John Barrow voted in favor of the debt increase.

Increasing the Debt Ceiling to $12.394 trillion

In December of 2009, the House voted to increase the debt ceiling to $12.394 trillion. The measure passed 218-214. John Barrow voted in favor of increasing the debt limit.

John Barrow voted in favor of increasing the debt limit.

Stimulus - Debt Ceiling Increase to $12.104 trillion

In January of 2009, the House voted to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - otherwise known as the stimulus. The act passed 244-188 and contained language to increase the debt ceiling to $12.104 trillion. John Barrow voted to pass the legislation that contained a debt ceiling increase.

John Barrow voted to pass the legislation that contained a debt ceiling increase.

TARP - Debt Ceiling Increase to $11.315 trillion

In October of 2008, the House voted to pass the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act - TARP. Within the act, the debt limit was increased to $11.315 trillion. The legislation passed the House 263-171. John Barrow voted against increasing the debt limit to $11.315 trillion.

John Barrow voted against increasing the debt limit to $11.315 trillion.

Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - Debt Ceiling Increase to $10.615 trillion

In August of 2007, the House passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Included in that legislation was an increase to the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion. The legislation passed the House 241-172. John Barrow voted against the legislation to increase the debt ceiling.

John Barrow voted against the legislation to increase the debt ceiling.

Congressional Budget - Raising the Debt Ceiling to $9.815 trillion

In May of 2007, the House voted to pass the budget for that year. Within the budget was a measure that increased the debt ceiling to $9.815 trillion. The budget passed 214-209. John Barrow voted against the budget which contained a debt ceiling increase to $9.815 trillion.

John Barrow voted against the budget which contained a debt ceiling increase to $9.815 trillion.

Budget - Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.965 trillion

In April of 2005, the House passed H Con Res 95 which was the budget. Within that legislation was language to increase the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion. The legislation passed 214-211. John Barrow voted against the legislation that increased the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion.

John Barrow voted against the legislation that increased the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-109; Bill Number-H J Res 22; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Cosponsor

Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each House by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict. Requires the appropriate congressional committees to report implementing legislation to achieve a balanced budget without increasing the receipts or reducing the disbursements of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund to achieve that goal.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 2920; Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 - Cosponsor

equires a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act to include by reference an estimate of its budgetary effects as determined by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (CBA), if timely submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the chairs of the congressional budget committees (chairs) before the vote on it. Requires: (1) the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate, as applicable, also to incorporate by reference such printed estimate into the enrollment of a PAYGO Act; and (2) budgetary effects that are not so included to be determined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 4871; Spending Reduction Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to establish nonsecurity discretionary category spending limits (spending caps) for FY2011-FY2015. Repeals the termination date for Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) enforcement mechanisms under such Act (thus making them permanent). Declares that, if for any fiscal year, legislation making appropriations for discretionary accounts includes a designation for emergency requirements, such measure may not be considered in either chamber as passed or agreed to unless by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Members.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 2686; Budget Enforcement and Accountability Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Control Act of 1985 to extend the pay-as-you-go provisions through fiscal year 2012.

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