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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Mar 26, 2015
Bipartisan bill empowers survivors of military sexual assault

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today reintroduced the H.R. 1603, the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act.  The bill would allow survivors of military sexual trauma to seek specialized care outside of the Veterans Administration health care system.

Mar 25, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) was appointed to the Committee on Financial Service’s Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.  The task force will be led by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA).  The goal of the task force is to investigate terrorist financing and examine what, if any, changes are needed to upgrade and improve our nation’s abil

Mar 20, 2015
Vows repeal of the death tax


Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) has been recognized with a national senior citizen’s award.  The Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes Members of Congress who are working to repeal the death tax.  

Mar 19, 2015
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau deserves the same scrutiny as other federal agencies.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending (TABS) Act, which will move the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) into the appropriations process.  In doing so, Congress would be able to oversee the Bureau’s budget for the first time.

Mar 18, 2015
Nicholasville police officer and veteran died while on duty

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today honored the life of Officer Burke J. Rhoads of the Nicholasville Police Department with a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Officer Rhoads, a U.S. Army veteran, died during a car accident while he was on duty on March 11, 2015.

Mar 17, 2015
Reforms would encourage job creation and revitalize communities.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced H.R. 1389, the American Jobs and Community Revitalization Act, a package of regulatory reforms that would expand access to credit, create jobs, and expand opportunities especially in rural communities.

Mar 4, 2015
Bipartisan bill establishes appeals process to contest ‘non-rural’ designation.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today reintroduced the Helping Expand Lending Practices (HELP) in Rural Communities Act with Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX).  The bill would provide individuals in rural areas the right to petition for the area to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve local community banks and credit unions from burdensome regulations that unfairly limit their ability t

Mar 3, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) voted against a Senate amendment to a Department of Homeland Security funding bill.  Congressman Barr has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security three times since January.  However, Senate Democrats blocked a conference committee, an important step in the legislative process that would have addressed differences between the House-passed bill and the Senat

Feb 27, 2015
Short-term bill gives Congress and courts more time to address President’s unconstitutional overreach.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week.  The extension prevents an immediate lapse in funding for DHS and gives Congress time to negotiate differences between a House bill to fund the Department passed more than six weeks ago, and a Senate version of the bill which was passed earlier today.

Feb 27, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) introduced legislation that would ease the regulatory requirements on home loans, so long as the mortgage lender holds the loan on its books rather than selling it into the secondary market.  H.R.