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This week, the House Republican Steering Committee for the 116th Congress selected Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the VA and recommending legislation to better provide for veterans’ benefits. Congressman Barr will also remain a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, on which he has served since 2013.
Today, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) welcomed House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) to the Sixth District to participate in a roundtable with local law enforcement officials to discuss homeland security priorities.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which provides over $708 billion for the Department of Defense and other national security programs.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Congressman Barr and Congressman Evan Jenkins (WV-03) during the House Appropriations process to increase funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), including Madison County and 32 other counties in Kentucky. The final bill goes beyond the original request and increases funding for HIDTA to $280 million.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Democrats in the U.S. Senate ended their filibuster of a short-term appropriations bill that had shut down the federal government since Saturday:
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked House-passed legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program:
“After passing all twelve appropriations bills ahead of schedule, more than five months ago, and reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance program in November, the House did its job yet again by passing legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and ensure access to health care for children in need.”
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018. The legislation contains four of the twelve appropriations bills which must be passed by Congress before the end of the fiscal year on October 1, 2017.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act, legislation that will increase U.S. economic and political pressure on these three American adversaries. Congressman Barr serves as the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade which has jurisdiction over the Treasury Department’s implementation of these sanctions.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of two bills to enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today issued the following statement after voting for the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which funds the government through September 30, 2017: