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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s announced agreement with Iran:
“While Congress will have 60 days to review all of the details of this proposed agreement, I am troubled that nothing in the President’s statement today indicated that Iran will be prohibited from ultimately building a nuclear bomb, forced to fully dismantle their nuclear infrastructure, or subjected to the ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections we were promised.”
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today reintroduced the H.R. 1603, the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act. The bill would allow survivors of military sexual trauma to seek specialized care outside of the Veterans Administration health care system.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) was appointed to the Committee on Financial Service’s Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. The task force will be led by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA). The goal of the task force is to investigate terrorist financing and examine what, if any, changes are needed to upgrade and improve our nation’s ability to deny terrorists the funding they use to carry out attacks.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today honored the life of Officer Burke J. Rhoads of the Nicholasville Police Department with a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Officer Rhoads, a U.S. Army veteran, died during a car accident while he was on duty on March 11, 2015.
Video of the Congressman’s speech is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc81Go2S4Fw&feature=youtu.be.
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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week. The extension prevents an immediate lapse in funding for DHS and gives Congress time to negotiate differences between a House bill to fund the Department passed more than six weeks ago, and a Senate version of the bill which was passed earlier today. The extension will not enable the President’s executive actions granting amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants because the U.S.
WASHINGTON – After being sworn in to the 114th Congress, Congressman Andy Barr supported passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, which exempts veterans already enrolled in healthcare plans through the Department of Defense or the VA from being counted toward the employee limit under the Affordable Care Act. As an original cosponsor who helped introduce this legislation, Barr released the following statement applauding theHouse passing H.R. 22 with unanimous support:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of FY 2015 Omnibus:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act:
"Today I joined a majority of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in response to President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order to pass H.R. 5759, the “Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.”
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:
America’s freedom is only possible because of the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans and servicemen and women. However, recent reports of gross mismanagement and falsified data records at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), coupled with an utter lack of accountability at the agency, denies our heroes the care they have more than earned.
This is unconscionable and completely unacceptable.