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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Defense and National Security

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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.
After careful and continued consideration of the President's arguments in favor of military intervention in Syria, including a searching review of the intelligence presented by the White House national security team and a good faith assessment of the Administration's military strategy, I remain firmly opposed to authorizing the use of force in Syria.
"On September 11, 2001, cowardly acts of evil brought forward selfless acts of heroism by countless Americans. Although we still grieve for the fallen, America also revealed herself to be resilient, and more unified and determined than ever before."

Many of you have been asking about my position on the use of military force in Syria.  In my September 1st e-newsletter, I shared my belief that the United States should not intervene in Syria unless and until the President articulates sufficient justification for military action and receives congressional approval.

Congressman Andy Barr and Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson announced a $1 million grant at EKU's 2013 Welcome Back Student Veterans Picnic hosted by the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and the EKU VETS Club. 
 
This grant was awarded through a competitive process to provide services to very low-income veteran families living in -- or transitioning to -- permanent housing. The SSVF program supports VA's efforts to prevent at-risk Veterans from becoming homeless and rapidly re-house those who have recently fallen into homelessness.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr announced today that his office will host a Military Academy Day for Sixth District students interested in applying to one of the nation’s service academies.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 7th at the The Aviation Museum of Kentucky from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with registration beginning at 8:30 AM.

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.

The Constitution directs the federal government to provide for the common defense.  Fulfilling that responsibility requires us to acknowledge that we are at war with Islamic terrorists, that we have been since September 11, 2001 and that the safety of the American people depends on a strong national defense.

The Constitution directs the federal government to provide for the common defense.  Fulfilling that responsibility requires us to acknowledge that we are at war with Islamic terrorists, that we have been since September 11, 2001 and that the safety of the American people depends on a strong national defense.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding H.R. 2397, the FY 2014 Department of Defense appropriations bill, which includes a provision that would keep the President’s sequester from furloughing the Blue Grass Army Depot’s personnel:

"I support this legislation because it is the best chance to stop the furloughs at the Blue Grass Army Depot that are compromising national security and hurting Kentucky families.

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