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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District


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Congressman Andy Barr today was joined by fellow Kentucky Representatives Brett Guthrie and Ed Whitfield to call on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees so a bi-cameral agreement on a new long-term farm bill can be reached.
Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives after voting for  the House Amendment to the CR, which would keep the government open, while delaying Obamacare's individual mandate and canceling health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, their staff and the White House.

Mr. Barr:

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:

On Tuesday, September 17, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives about the Obama Administration's radical energy-rationing agenda that threatens Kentucky families, workers, and entire industries across the Commonwealth and the country.
“I welcome today’s announcement that the USDA has reversed its December 2012 decision to implement new, special provisions of insurance for burley and flue-cured tobacco,” said Congressman Barr. “However, it is unfortunate that many tobacco farmers will remain unable to obtain coverage this year and must wait until the 2014 crop year, all due to USDA’s implementing this poor policy in the first place. Farmers across central and eastern Kentucky must never again be vulnerable to such untimely and harmful policy changes. This is why I will continue to push for the passage of my legislation, H.R. 1789, the Creating Crop Insurance Certainty for Farmers Act, that will ensure instances like this do not reoccur in the future.”

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.