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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Defense and National Security

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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.

WASHINGTON –Congressman Andy Barr today released the following statement following House passage of the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill:

“The people of central and eastern Kentucky sent me to Washington to rein in out-of-control federal spending, save our country from bankruptcy, and promote the long-term growth of our economy and our workforce.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement on today’s clarification by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the status of volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel under the Employer Mandate Provision contained in Obamacare:


LEXINGTON – United States Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) will hold a press conference announcing the introduction of his bill, H.R. 3775, the Military Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment Act, also known as the Military SAVE Act, which will empower victims of military sexual trauma to select their own care providers. 

Congressman Barr will be joined by Representative Susan Westrom, Representative Addia Wuchner, Miss America 2000 and veterans advocate Heather French Henry, and Susan Moseley, a 19 year survivor of military sexual trauma. 

The response today demonstrates the overwhelming interest in finding new opportunities to build community and economic success in the Appalachian region.
“Today, we remember and honor the thousands of Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Though it has been 72 years since the attack, we have not forgotten the effect it had on our country nor the service of the ‘Greatest Generation’ who answered the call of duty and fought to preserve the freedoms we have today. As we remember those who gave their lives on this day 72 years ago, Carol and I send our thoughts and prayers to all members of our Armed Forces and their loved ones.”
On Tuesday, October 29, Congressman Barr was honored to add his voice to those of the thousands of hardworking coal miners and their families who visited Washington as part of the “Rally for American Energy Jobs.”