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Joe Barton

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Joe Barton (R) is a U.S. House Representative from Texas, where he represents the 6th District. He is also the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was first elected to Congress in 1984. In 2000, he was a Bush Pioneer.



From his official website:

Joe Barton was born on September 15, 1949 in Waco, Texas. An avid baseball player growing up, he earned a four-year Gifford-Hill Opportunity Award scholarship to Texas A&M University, where he was the outstanding industrial engineering student for the Class of 1972. After earning a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, he joined Ennis Business Forms, where he rose to the position of Assistant to the Vice President. In 1981, he was selected for the prestigious White House Fellows Program, and served as an aide to then-Energy Secretary James B. Edwards. He returned to Texas in 1982 as a natural gas decontrol consultant for Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company before being elected to Congress. Barton and his wife Terri have homes in Ennis and Arlington, Texas. He has four children, two stepchildren and three grandchildren.

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I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is -- again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.[3]

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This page was last modified 04:19, 24 November 2010 by daniel hanley . Based on work by Samuel Sotillo and dKosopedia user(s) Corncam, Allamakee Democrat and DRolfe. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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