Joe Barton

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Joe Barton
Joe Barton official congressional photo.jpg
Chair of the House Energy Committee
In office
February 16, 2004 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byBilly Tauzin
Succeeded byJohn Dingell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byPhil Gramm
Succeeded byRon Wright
Personal details
Joe Linus Barton

(1949-09-15) September 15, 1949 (age 73)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationTexas A&M University, College Station (BS)
Purdue University (MS)

Joe Linus Barton (born September 15, 1949) is an American Republican politician. He represented Texas's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985 to 2019.[1] He is a member of the Tea Party Caucus.

Barton supported deregulation of the electricity and natural gas industries,[2] and serves as vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committees.[3]

Barton was divorced from his first wife in 1992, remarried in 2002, and divorced from his second wife in 2015.[4][5] He has four children.

In November 2017, nude selfie pictures of Barton surfaced online, which he acknowledged were authentic, and which he apologized for to his constituents.[6] An anonymous Twitter user posted the photo of Barton.[7] Many people believe that Barton is a victim of "revenge porn" (the act of posting sexual-related media without the person's permission).[7]

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  1. Lindsay Bever, March 15, 2017, Washington Post, ‘You, sir, shut up!’: Republican congressman shouts down a constituent at tense town hall, Retrieved March 15, 2017, "...“You, sir, shut up.”... The crowd responded with a combination of apparent anger and applause, with one attendee screaming: “What is that? You don’t tell anybody to shut up! You work for us!”..."
  2. "Biography | U.S. Representative Joe Barton". Archived from the original on 2018-12-24. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  3. "Meet the Vice Chairman - Energy and Commerce Committee". Energy and Commerce Committee. Archived from the original on 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  4. Maria Recio, Long-timer Joe Barton seeks to regain powerful chairmanship in Congress, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (May 21, 2016).
  5. Is Republican Congressman Joe Barton A Victim Of Revenge Porn?
  6. Texas congressman apologizes for nude online selfie ABC News
  7. 7.0 7.1 Congressman Joe Barton Might Have Been the Victim of Revenge Porn,, November 22, 2017

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