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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District


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In honor of the upcoming 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr spoke about the men and women who dedicate their lives to Kentucky's signature horse industry, and the significant economic and jobs impact of this industry on Kentucky and beyond.



Mr. Barr:

WASHINGTON - As Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) hosted the first meeting of the Caucus on March 5, 2014.

On Thursday, February 27, Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Freedom and Washington Accountability Act.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm bill):

“This is an important victory for Kentucky’s farmers,” said Congressman Barr.  “Today’s bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a five-year farm bill will provide much needed certainty and stability for producers while reducing spending authority and eliminating wasteful direct payments.

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

“Tonight, I had hoped to hear about how the President will reduce our exploding federal debt, protect the American people from the harmful effects of the new healthcare law, and grow the economy to create jobs for hardworking families who are suffering in this stagnant economy.

“Unfortunately, the President offered the same failed approach of more government spending, more job-crushing regulations, and higher taxes.

WASHINGTON –Congressman Andy Barr today released the following statement following House passage of the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill:

“The people of central and eastern Kentucky sent me to Washington to rein in out-of-control federal spending, save our country from bankruptcy, and promote the long-term growth of our economy and our workforce.

WASHINGTON - Earlier tonight, Senator Mitch McConnell confirmed that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide tobacco quota holders the full amount of their final tobacco payment by the end of FY 2015.

“I welcome tonight’s announcement that the USDA has realized that Kentucky tobacco farmers deserve what they are owed,” said Congressman Barr.  “I will continue to advocate on behalf of farmers across central and eastern Kentucky and fight to ensure that they are never again vulnerable to such untimely and harmful policy changes.”

The response today demonstrates the overwhelming interest in finding new opportunities to build community and economic success in the Appalachian region.
Congressman Andy Barr expressed support for Kentucky's effort to return the FEI World Equestrian Games to Lexington in 2018:
Waterway infrastructure is critical to Kentucky trade and competitiveness. Here in the Commonwealth, our waterways and ports support 15,640 Kentucky jobs and directly contribute $2.5 billion to our local economy while our $22 billion international export industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs.