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The House has voted multiple times to fund the government and to prevent a shutdown.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, which passed the House by a vote of 217-210:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding today’s passage of H.R. 2218, The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013:
“Affordable and reliable energy is critical for a growing economy. That’s why today, the House passed a bill I helped introduce that would protect Kentuckians from expensive new EPA regulations that threaten to drive up energy costs for consumers and families, and destroy jobs.
Washington - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement on H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 216-208:
“A strong agriculture sector is vital to commerce and jobs in the Sixth District, which is why today, I again voted for the FARRM Bill. This legislation will provide critical certainty to the agricultural community in central and eastern Kentucky.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Andy Barr voted for, and the U.S. House of Representatives approved, an amendment to H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, that will allow Kentucky’s universities to grow and study industrial hemp. The amendment was offered by Representatives Jared Polis (CO-2), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) and Thomas Massie (KY-4).
Barr spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives last night in support of the amendment.
Congressman Barr spoke in favor of exploring the opportunity to produce industrial hemp here in the United States. Barr supported the Polis/Massie amendment, which would allow research institutions in our states to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural research, helping provide the information we need to consider future expansion of production. Our states deserve this opportunity to demonstrate the usefulness and viability of this crop for our farmers.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr today announced the launch of his newly re-designed congressional website, www.Barr.House.Gov. This new "Online Office" will serve as an interactive and informative resource for Congressman Barr’s constituents.