To better serve you, my staff conducts mobile office hours in every county of the Sixth Congressional District each month. This is a responsible, inexpensive way for you to voice your opinion on legislative issues or seek assistance with federal agencies.
As Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus, Barr and Tonko held this meeting to raise awareness about the American equine industry and to promote and the hundreds of thousand of jobs directly associated with it, as well as the $102 billion it contributes to the U.S. economy.
Congressman Barr's questions to Chair Yellen focused on improving the employment situation in our country, the impact of Obamacare on the size of the labor force, and the long-term consequences and sustainability of our national debt.
During a Financial Services Committee hearing, Congressman Barr questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray about the Bureau's plans to remedy the mis-designation of Bath County, Kentucky as "non-rural" for purposes of lending rules that significantly will limit access to credit in the community if not corrected.
The agreement approved by the House of Representatives today honors the principles I pledged to support when I came to Washington: It reduces the deficit and reforms unsustainable spending programs without raising taxes.