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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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On Monday, September 9, Congressman Andy Barr helped introduce H.R. 3067, the No Obamacare Subsidies for Members of Congress Act of 2013, legislation authored by Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV) that would prevent Members of Congress from receiving a roughly 75 percent subsidy for the purchase of a health insurance policy on the healthcare exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.

Many of you have been asking about my position on the use of military force in Syria.  In my September 1st e-newsletter, I shared my belief that the United States should not intervene in Syria unless and until the President articulates sufficient justification for military action and receives congressional approval.

Congressman Andy Barr and Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson announced a $1 million grant at EKU's 2013 Welcome Back Student Veterans Picnic hosted by the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and the EKU VETS Club. 
This grant was awarded through a competitive process to provide services to very low-income veteran families living in -- or transitioning to -- permanent housing. The SSVF program supports VA's efforts to prevent at-risk Veterans from becoming homeless and rapidly re-house those who have recently fallen into homelessness.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr announced today that his office will host a Military Academy Day for Sixth District students interested in applying to one of the nation’s service academies.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 7th at the The Aviation Museum of Kentucky from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with registration beginning at 8:30 AM.

Congressman Brett Guthrie and Congressman Andy Barr announced today that the House Committee on Education & the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (TN) will hold a field hearing entitled, “Health Care Challenges Facing Kentucky’s Workers and Job Creators” in Lexington on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 AM. The hearing will take place at the Farish Theater in the central branch of the Lexington Public Library, located at 140 East Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky.
Congressman Andy Barr will be hosting a Sixth District Town Hall Meeting in Versailles on August 22nd. The meeting is the latest in a series of town hall meetings and "Meet Your Congressman" events that Barr has been holding across the Sixth District as part of his Accessibility Initiative.
On Thursday, August 1st, Congressman Andy Barr (KY) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about his support for the REINS Act and about a jobs amendment to the REINS Act which he cosponsored that would require the agency drafting a Federal rule to include a job-impact assessment in the proposal's cost-benefit analysis.  
This will show how many jobs will be created, or more realistically, how many jobs the proposed regulation will destroy.  It will also reveal whether these job losses or new jobs are in the private or public sector. 
“Today, I voted for the Stop Government Abuse Act because it is an important piece of legislation in the fight to protect our freedoms from a constantly expanding federal government. Kentuckians want a strong economy and a brighter future, and this bill to stop government abuse and hold unelected bureaucrats accountable lays the groundwork for new jobs, more freedom, and expanded opportunity.”
Today, I voted to delay Obamacare’s implementation, saving jobs and protect hardworking American families from the individual mandate. Unlike the President, we know it’s not fair to give businesses and labor unions relief from Obamacare’s job-crushing provisions and leave families to deal with the disastrous consequences.

Lexington - To better serve the people of central and eastern Kentucky, Congressman Andy Barr’s staff conducts traveling office hours in every county of the Sixth Congressional District each month.  A member of Congressman Barr’s staff will be holding traveling office hours in Nicholas, Fayette, Fleming, Robertson, Clark, Montgomery, Bath, Franklin and Scott Counties next week.  Note – Franklin and Scott Counties office hours are rescheduled from July 4th and will return to the regularly scheduled first Thursday meeting time