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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Feb 23, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today announced the Congressional Art Competition which is open to all high school students in the Sixth District.  The overall winner will have his or her work displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year.

Feb 11, 2015
Bipartisan legislation gives equal tax treatment to aged distilled spirits

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today introduced the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act of 2015.  The aging process is essential to producing high quality Kentucky bourbon.  However, the U.S.

Feb 10, 2015

The third installment of the Congressional Youth Ambassador Program was recently held at Eastern Kentucky University, with a focus on education and team building.  Congressman Barr’s non-partisan program selects junior and senior high school student leaders from across the Sixth Congressional District to attend sessions as an ambassador on their school’s behalf. 

Feb 5, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted in favor of H.R.

Jan 29, 2015
New process expands definition of “rural” areas

Washington, D.C. –Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a rule to expand the definition of “rural” areas within its financial regulations, bowing to pressure from a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, led by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6).

Jan 22, 2015

WASHINGTON-Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Wendell Ford:

“As a Governor and U.S. Senator, Wendell Ford always upheld the highest ideals of public service.  His love of the Commonwealth was evident in his life’s work and he leaves a proud legacy of service to its people.

Jan 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: 

Jan 9, 2015

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of  H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which approves the Keystone XL Pipeline to help create jobs and bolster America’s energy security:

Jan 8, 2015
House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Restore 40-Hour Workweek

WASHINGTON – As an original cosponsor of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon its passage:

Jan 6, 2015
Barr is an Original Cosponsor of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act

WASHINGTON – After being sworn in to the 114th Congress, Congressman Andy Barr supported passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, which exempts veterans already enrolled in healthcare plans through the Department of Defense or the VA from being counted toward the employee limit under the Affordable Care Act.