Defense and National Security
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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.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding the Army’s decision to grant the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) firefighters an exemption from the sequester furloughs:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr today announced the launch of his newly re-designed congressional website, www.Barr.House.Gov. This new "Online Office" will serve as an interactive and informative resource for Congressman Barr’s constituents.
WASHINGTON – Following the most recent meeting of his Sixth District Veterans Coalition on Monday, June 10th, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement:
Washington – Today, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of H.R. 3, the “Northern Route Approval Act.” Barr was a cosponsor of this legislation that approves the Keystone pipeline to help create jobs and bolster America’s energy security.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to address the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controller furloughs:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013. The bill passed with a strong bipartisan majority of 288-127: