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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Defense and National Security

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement tonight after acting to address the border crisis:

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr praised the passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014, saying:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr voted today to enforce new accountability standards for the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying:

“America’s freedom is only possible because of the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans.  However, recent reports of gross mismanagement and falsified data records at the 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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) announced today that seven young men and women in the Sixth Congressional District that have received appointment offers to four of the United States Service Academies.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr had the opportunity to testify before the House Armed Services Committee in support of Kentucky's Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve components, as well as Kentucky veterans to help ensure they receive the equipment and support they deserve.

Thank you for your willingness in taking time to complete this survey. The information you provide is extremely valuable in our quest to help bridge the communication divide between the medical component of the VA and Sixth District Veterans.

Congressman Barr spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the bipartisan Hire More Heroes Act:
Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of The Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act:
Today, the House has the chance to more permanently establish in law a provision that firefighters across Kentucky’s Sixth District have told me is vital to their ability to continue protecting our communities.  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement following his support of an Amendment to S. 25, which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 326-90-1:

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.