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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 President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan”:
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 – 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, D.C. – On Monday May 6th, Congressman Andy Barr helped introduce H.R. 1829, The Coal Jobs Protection Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Barr is an original cosponsor of the House version of this legislation authored by Congresswoman Shelley Moore-Capito (WV), which would deprive the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the ability to unduly delay the mine permitting process. These delays negatively impact coal-mining jobs in states like Kentucky.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to share that Kentucky's outstanding workforce has attracted investment from first-class companies like Toyota, Tiffany and Company, and Bingham McCutchen, pointing out how Congress could continue this trend by enacting more pro-growth policies.
"Energy always has been and always will be the key to Americans’ ability to work hard and pursue happiness."
On Wednesday, April 17, Congressman Andy Barr reserved an hour of time on the floor of the U.S. House to lead what is known as a Special Order on the "Importance of America's Coal Industry." During his Special Order, Congressman Barr was joined by a bipartisan group of over ten fellow Members of Congress, all of whom expressed strong support for the coal industry and its ability to provide affordable energy and create jobs.
"Today's jobs report is not only disappointing - it is not surprising. For years, President Obama and his Administration have pursued an extremist agenda that is actually costing Kentucky jobs instead of working together to find common sense solutions that will put our nation on a path to economic growth.