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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) reintroduced legislation today which corrects a provision in the tax code to ensure that Kentucky’s Bourbon producers are no longer at a disadvantage with their global competitors.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for S.J. Res. 22, to block the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United States” to include smaller bodies of water including farm ponds and irrigation ditches. The proposed rule significantly expands the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act over virtually all waters and wet areas in the country.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted in favor of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which establishes strict guidelines, congressional oversight, and public transparency requirements as the Obama Administration negotiates new trade agreements. The legislation gives Congress the final say on any new trade agreement, but only after any proposed agreement is available to the public for at least 60 days before a vote.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today announced he will support a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to renew and update Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The proposal comes as the United States negotiates major trade agreements with Asia and Europe, which could open new markets for Kentucky products and support Kentucky jobs.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) voted in favor of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. The death tax was imposed in 1916 as a “temporary” measure to help finance World War I. Nearly a century later, this confiscatory tax threatens family-run businesses and family farms.
“Death and taxes may be certainties of life, but I don’t believe the federal government should continue to tax people after they have passed away,” said Congressman Barr. “The death tax threatens many family-owned Kentucky farms and small businesses, and I’m proud to vote for its repeal.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of FY 2015 Omnibus:
On September 17, 2014, the National Federation of Independent Business, an advocacy association which gives small-business owners on Main Street a voice in public policy-making, announced that they have named Congressman Barr a "Guardian of Small Business" for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.
Congressman Andy Barr made the following statement upon being recognized:
Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014, which prevents overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency, reinforces the Clean Water Act of 1972, and upholds the federal-state partnership to regulate America's waters:
WASHINGTON – On May 21, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding Kentucky’s bid to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games: