Barry Moore – AL2

Current Position: US Representative for AL 2nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: State Delegate from 2010 – 2018

Other positions:
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

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Rep. Barry Moore condemns Democrats' life-killing legislation
Government WebsiteSeptember 24, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3755, the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act:

“Democrats’ determination to terminate innocent human life is beyond the pale. This life-killing legislation legalizes abortion on demand, opening the floodgates to killing millions of infant lives – all worthy of saving,” said Moore. “Trampling over state laws, this bill overturns nearly every pro-life protection that Alabama has in place, including current safeguards for any baby determined to be viable. At the time of viability testing, babies have a heartbeat, all their major organs, and can even feel pain. Yet under the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act, none of these protections would stay in place to save unborn Alabamians. As an unapologetic pro-life conservative, I will never stop fighting Democrats’ radical attacks to undermine the sanctity of life.”

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Current Position: US Representative for AL 2nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: State Delegate from 2010 – 2018

Other positions:
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3755, the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act:

“Democrats’ determination to terminate innocent human life is beyond the pale. This life-killing legislation legalizes abortion on demand, opening the floodgates to killing millions of infant lives – all worthy of saving,” said Moore. “Trampling over state laws, this bill overturns nearly every pro-life protection that Alabama has in place, including current safeguards for any baby determined to be viable. At the time of viability testing, babies have a heartbeat, all their major organs, and can even feel pain. Yet under the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act, none of these protections would stay in place to save unborn Alabamians. As an unapologetic pro-life conservative, I will never stop fighting Democrats’ radical attacks to undermine the sanctity of life.”

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About

Barry Moore

Source: Government page

Born and raised on a family farm in Coffee County, Alabama, Barry Moore is a veteran, small business owner and former member of the Alabama State House.After high school, Barry joined the Alabama National Guard and Reserves, serving for six years. During that time he also pursued a degree in Agriculture Science at Auburn University, and joined the Auburn ROTC Army Ranger Challenge Team.

Barry’s first job out of college was in the animal pharmaceutical industry, but Barry returned to his home town of Enterprise to start Hopper-Moore Inc., an industrial waste hauling company, which has also been an Alabama general contractor for more than two decades.

In 2010, Barry was recruited to run for the Alabama State House to represent District 91 and served for eight years, including as Chairman of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and Vice-Chair of the Small Business and Commerce Committee.

Barry and his wife and business partner, Heather, are the proud parents of four children – Jeremy (married to Brittany), Kathleen (married to 1LT Jack Whitfield), Claudia and Jeb. They are active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Enterprise.

Voting Record

Votes on Bills

House Agriculture Committee

  • Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

  • Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, Ranking Member
  • Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee

Caucuses 

House Freedom Caucus

House Republican Israel Caucus

Congressional Army Caucus

Congressional Air Force Caucus

Congressional Chicken Caucus

Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus

F-35 Caucus

National Guard and Reserve Caucus

Offices

1504 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

Phone: (202) 225-2901
408 S. Main St.
Suite 200

Wetumpka, AL  36092

Phone: (334) 478-6330
505 E 3 Notch St
Suite 322

Andalusia, AL  36420

Phone: (334) 428-1129
Fax: (334) 222-3342
217 Graceland Drive

Dothan, AL  36305

Phone: (334) 547-6630

Contact

Email:

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Wikipedia Entry

Felix Barry Moore (born September 26, 1966) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district since 2021. The district is based in the state capital, Montgomery, and stretches into the Wiregrass. He represented the 91st district in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018.[2]

Moore first ran for the U.S. Congress to represent Alabama’s 2nd congressional district in 2018, challenging incumbent representative Martha Roby.[3] He finished third in the Republican primary. After Roby’s retirement in 2020, Moore launched a campaign for the open seat. He won the primary and defeated Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the general election.

Early life and education

Moore was born on September 26, 1966.[4] He grew up on a farm in Coffee County, and attended Enterprise State Community College.[5] He later attended Auburn University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science in 1992.[6] While attending Auburn, Moore was enlisted in the Alabama National Guard.[7]

Early career

In 1998, Moore founded Barry Moore Industries, a waste hauling company[8] now known as Hopper-Moore Inc.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives

Moore was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Terry Spicer.[9] PACs controlled by Mike Hubbard contributed more than $150,000 to his campaign.[9]

Two months after Moore was elected to the State House, he and his wife were awarded a contract with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Total payments from ADEM from 2011 through 2013 were $64,612.[9][10]

In April 2014, Moore was arrested for felony perjury and lying to authorities during a grand jury investigation into Hubbard, Moore’s friend and mentor.[11] In late 2014, Moore was acquitted of all charges.[9][12]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2018

In 2018, Moore challenged incumbent U.S. Representative Martha Roby in the Republican primary for AL-02, placing third behind Roby and former U.S. Representative Bobby Bright.[5]

2020

Moore again sought the nomination in 2020. The seat was open after Roby opted not to run for a sixth term. Moore placed second in the seven-way Republican primary, the real contest in the heavily Republican district, trailing Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman. He then defeated Coleman in the runoff,[13] which had been delayed almost three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In that time, Coleman’s campaign faltered, and Moore eventually won.[14] He then defeated Democratic nominee Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the general election with 65.2% of the vote.[15]

Tenure

On January 6, 2021, Moore objected to the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in Congress. On January 7, he was one of 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn results in the election, immediately after the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[16] On January 10, Moore drew criticism for two posts on his personal Twitter account, one of which echoed the false claim of “stealing an election on November 3rd.” Moore also posted about the killing of Ashli Babbitt, claiming that a black officer shooting her “doesn’t fit the narrative.” Twitter temporarily suspended his account; in response, Moore deactivated the account, alleging censorship of conservative voices. His official government Twitter account was unaffected.[17]

In February 2021, Moore voted against the American Rescue Plan, calling it a “blue state bailout”.[18] The same month, he co-signed Bob Good‘s Right To Earn A Living Act, which would make state and local governments that implement pandemic-related stay-at-home orders ineligible for funding through the Coronavirus Relief Fund.[19]

In March 2021, during a House vote on a measure condemning the Myanmar coup d’état that overwhelmingly passed, Moore was one of 14 House Republicans to vote against it, for reasons unclear.[20]

In June 2021, Moore was one of 21 House Republicans to vote against a resolution to give the Congressional Gold Medal to police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.[21]

In June 2021, Moore was one of 49 House Republicans to vote to repeal the AUMF against Iraq.[22][23]

In July 2021, Moore voted against the bipartisan ALLIES Act, which would increase by 8,000 the number of special immigrant visas for allies of the U.S. military during its invasion of Afghanistan, while also reducing some application requirements that caused long application backlogs; the bill passed in the House 407–16.[24] Later in August 2021, after the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan, Moore called the American withdrawal from Afghanistan “a painful betrayal of our Afghan allies”.[24]

As of January 2022, Moore had voted in line with Joe Biden‘s stated position 6% of the time.[25]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Political positions

Abortion

Moore supported the 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it “a huge victory for the pro-life movement and the Constitution.”[27]

Electoral history

Republican primary results, 2018[28]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Martha Roby (incumbent) 36,708 39.0
Republican Bobby Bright 26,481 28.1
RepublicanBarry Moore18,17719.3
RepublicanRich Hobson7,0527.5
RepublicanTommy Amason5,7636.1
Total votes94,181 100.0
Republican primary results, 2020[29]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Jeff Coleman 39,738 38.1
Republican Barry Moore 21,354 20.4
RepublicanJessica Taylor20,76319.9
RepublicanTroy King15,14514.5
RepublicanTerri Hasdorff5,2075.0
RepublicanThomas W. Brown1,3951.3
RepublicanBob Rogers8240.8
Total votes104,426 100.0%
Republican primary runoff results, 2020[30]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Barry Moore 51,715 60.0%
RepublicanJeff Coleman34,50340.0%
Total votes86,218 100.0%
Alabama’s 2nd congressional district general election, 2020[31]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Barry Moore 197,996 65.2
DemocraticPhyllis Harvey-Hall105,28634.7
Write-in2870.1
Total votes303,569 100.0
Republican hold

Personal life

Moore is married to Heather Hopper, and they have four children together.[1][9] Moore and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 in August 2020; they later recovered.[32] The Moore family attend Hillcrest Baptist Church in Enterprise, Alabama.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Gaston, Faye (June 9, 2021). “Bullock County leaders met with Congressman Barry Moore”. Union Springs Herald. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  2. ^ “Barry Moore”. Legislature.state.al.us. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Gore, Leada (May 12, 2017). “Barry Moore challenging Martha Roby for House seat”. AL.com. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  4. ^ “Barry Moore – U.S. Representative – AL District 2”. Bama Politics. November 13, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Bryan Lyman (February 14, 2020). “Barry Moore hitting veteran status in congressional run”. Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Flack, Christina (December 21, 2020). “Discussions with Decisionmakers: Barry Moore”. Medical Association of the State of Alabama News Center. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  7. ^ Thornton, Henry (February 13, 2020). “Barry Moore releases ad promoting his status as the only veteran in the AL-02 race”. Yellowhammer News. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  8. ^ Mann, Michelle (December 9, 2020). “Barry Moore ready for next step in the journey”. The Southeast Sun. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  9. ^ a b c d e Bill Britt (June 15, 2020). “A brief look at candidate Barry Moore”. Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Britt, Bill. “Rep. Barry Moore Receives Thousands in Taxpayer Dollars”. Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  11. ^ “AL Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise arrested on felony charges”. WSFA 12 News. April 24, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  12. ^ Cliff Sims. “Alabama Rep. Barry Moore not guilty on all counts”. Yellowhammer News. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  13. ^ Bryan Lyman (July 14, 2020). “Barry Moore defeats Jeff Coleman for GOP nomination in 2nd Congressional District”. Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  14. ^ Sell, Mary (February 14, 2022). “Coleman launches run for Congress, seeks rematch with Moore”. Alabama Daily News. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  15. ^ Brown, Melissa (November 3, 2020). “Barry Moore defeats Phyllis Harvey-Hall for 2nd Congressional District seat”. The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  16. ^ Yourish, Karen; Buchanan, Larry; Lu, Denise (January 7, 2021). “The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results”. The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  17. ^ Specker, Lawrence (January 11, 2021). “Rep. Barry Moore deletes Twitter account after suspension, controversial Capitol riot tweets”. AL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  18. ^ “Rep. Moore to oppose Pelosi’s progressive state payout bill”. barrymoore.house.gov. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  19. ^ Thornton, Henry (February 18, 2021). “U.S. Rep. Barry Moore wants to block federal COVID-19 relief funds to states that implement lockdowns”. Yellowhammer News. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  20. ^ Diaz, Daniella; Wilson, Kristin (March 19, 2021). “14 House Republicans vote against a measure condemning military coup in Myanmar”. CNN. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  21. ^ Grayer, Annie; Wilson, Kristin (June 16, 2021). “21 Republicans vote no on bill to award Congressional Gold Medal for January 6 police officers”. CNN. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  22. ^ Shabad, Rebecca (June 17, 2021). “House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization”. NBC News. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  23. ^ “Final Votes Results for Roll Call 172”. clerk.house.gov. United States House of Representatives. June 17, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  24. ^ a b Quarshie, Mabinty (August 17, 2021). “These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban”. USA Today. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  25. ^ Bycoffe, Aaron; Wiederkehr, Anna (October 22, 2021). “Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?”. FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  26. ^ Beavers, Olivia (August 31, 2021). “The I-word looms: McCarthy faces internal pressure to go harder at Biden on Afghanistan”. Politico. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  27. ^ Moore, Barry. “Its official – Roe v. Wade has been overturned! We’ve waited a long time for this decision to be overturned, and countless lives will be saved as a result. Here’s my full statement.”. Twitter. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
  28. ^ “2018 Republican Primary Results”. sos.alabama.gov. Alabama Secretary of State. June 15, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  29. ^ “Republican Party – Official 2020 Primary Election Results”. sos.alabama.gov. Alabama Secretary of State. March 11, 2020. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  30. ^ “July 20 Primary Run-off Official Results”. sos.alabama.gov. Alabama Secretary of State. July 29, 2020. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  31. ^ “State of Alabama – Canvass of Results – General Election – November 3, 2020” (PDF). sos.alabama.gov. Alabama Secretary of State. November 23, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  32. ^ “Congressman Barry Moore, wife test positive for COVID-19”. Associated Press. August 21, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2022.

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from Alabama’s 2nd congressional district

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House Agriculture Committee

  • Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

  • Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, Ranking Member
  • Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee

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Barry Moore – AL2

Current Position: US Representative for AL 2nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: State Delegate from 2010 – 2018

Other positions:
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

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Pelosi is no longer a benevolent dictator – she’s a tyrant. It’s NOT Pelosi’s House – it’s the PEOPLE’S House.

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Martha Roby

Current Position: US Representative since 2010
Affiliation: Republican

In the House, Representative Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that burdens American families and businesses.

Representative Roby serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. On the Appropriations Committee, Representative Roby serves on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. She was the first representative from Alabama’s Second Congressional District to serve on this key congressional committee.

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