Kentucky’s Sixth District abounds with agricultural blessings. From our signature Equine and Bourbon industries to the variety of crops that are produced all across the state, many Kentuckians’ livelihoods are influenced by agriculture. That’s why I have a proven record of agricultural support, including advocating for tobacco farmers, coal production, and even bidding to bring the World Equestrian Games to Lexington for the second time. I hope that you will join me in these pursuits and consider joining my Sixth District Agriculture Coalition as we promote agricultural awareness throughout the community.
Since our nation’s birth, Americans have taken pride in the United States as a land of opportunity – a place where any individual willing to work hard has the opportunity to succeed and achieve the American Dream. Throughout the years, our country has enjoyed the benefits of a lawful and organized immigration system.
As your Congressman, I am committed to listening to your viewpoints and working together to find solutions for the problems that face our communities, state and nation. That's why I am dedicated to being as accessible and available to listen to you as much as possible.
Defense and National Security are important to our district and to my work in Congress. Learn more about my views on this issue.
One of my highest priorities as a legislator is securing a better world for my two young daughters and all future generations. Through education, we can prepare our most precious resource - our children - for a life of prosperity. As our district is the proud home to multiple universities, including the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University, I will continue working to promote greater educational opportunity and give students all across this country greater certainty as they enter the workforce and look for jobs.
I believe that the United States needs a real “all of the above” energy strategy – one that engages our domestic energy industries as partners in an all-out effort to create jobs, lower electricity and gas prices, and secure American energy independence. This strategy must set a rational course toward sustainable and renewable energy by employing today’s proven resources as a bridge to the technologies of the future. But it must prioritize energy freedom and diversity that embraces the life-improving power of fossil fuels.
The House Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to the economy, the banking system, housing, insurance, and securities and exchanges. Additionally, the Committee also has jurisdiction over monetary policy, international finance, international monetary organizations, and efforts to combat terrorist financing.
Learn about my stance on Foreign Policy.
I have worked tirelessly to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with real health care reforms that will lower health care costs, while maintaining scientific innovation and without putting government bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.
Learn about my work in Congress on Infrastructure issues.
If we’re going to have long-term economic growth and job creation, we have to remove the uncertainty that U.S. employers face.
Between Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, and actions by federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, we have seen a huge onslaught of federal regulations and red tape that is burying American businesses in paperwork, driving up the cost to do business.
I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms. Responsible gun ownership constitutes a vital part of our nation’s heritage, and remains central to Americans’ ability to defend themselves and their families.
My top priorities are getting Kentuckians back to work and restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington. Achieving these two goals will enable the government to keep its promise of retirement security for current retirees and future generations.
As a strongly pro-life father of two young girls, I consider protecting the unborn and the most vulnerable among us as one of my greatest responsibilities as a parent and legislator. In Congress, I maintain a pro-life legislative agenda that aims to enact laws protecting innocent human life and mothers.
I understand that Washington has a spending problem that only gets worse the longer we delay honestly confronting it. Rather than enact tax increases as a way to finance unprecedented levels of government spending, I believe that we must focus on living within a budget and setting our funding priorities.
In effort to best represent our service members and veterans, I have joined a number of caucuses in Congress. Currently, I am a proud member of the National Guard and Reserves Components Caucus, the USO Congressional Caucus, and the National Guard Youth Challenge Caucus. My participation in these caucuses will help me stay actively engaged in the important issues facing our service members.
If we want to maintain the most vibrant, dynamic economy in the world, it is essential that we combine a pro-growth approach to tax reform with the capacity to control government spending. Otherwise, we face a future where our massive debt obligations and dramatically higher taxes will limit the potential of the American people.
Congressman Andy Barr has introduced House Joint Resolution 26; a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would cap at 12 the number of consecutive years which members of the House and the Senate could serve in office.