Joe Barton's file

Barton

Republican from Texas

Joe Barton is a Republican congressman from Texas. He was formerly the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee and served as that committee’s ranking member while the Democrats were in the House majority.

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Recent stories featuring Joe Barton

Why 4 Texans voted against Hurricane Harvey relief measure

Why did four Texans vote against a measure containing Hurricane Harvey relief?

Low wattage claims

The House approved two amendments Tuesday night to repeal a Bush-era law on light bulbs  Here's a compilation of our many fact-checks on the light bulb law and what it would really do.

Lawmakers, Perry stand up for incandescents

Texas lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry have taken a stand for the right of every Texan to buy Texas-made incandescent light bulbs. The proposal just signed into law reminds us that we’ve illuminated bulb claims before.

Mailbag: "Reassign the PolitiFact staff to obits."

The election's over, but we're still busy checking claims that make us wonder. And readers keep writing when they disagree with the rating...

Congress takes the ball on Obama's playoff promise

Obama promised to "throw his weight around" for a college football playoff system, but it's Congress that is playing offense.