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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Financial Services Committee

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On Tuesday, during a Financial Services Committee hearing, I questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray about the Bureau's plans to remedy the mis-designation of Bath County, Kentucky as "non-rural" for purposes of lending rules that significantly will limit access to credit in the community if not corrected.

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.

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing on December 11, Congressman Andy Barr questioned Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the Obama Administration’s policy guidance for the World Bank and the Export-Import Bank, which discourages the sale of American coal overseas.  The respective missions of the World Bank and the Export-Import Bank are to help grow the economies of developing countries and to support American exporters in reaching new markets.  And yet, as part of this Administration’s efforts to prevent the mining, burning, and now even the exporting of domestic coal, these

WASHINGTON - The Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on Wednesday focused on legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) that would provide rural areas like Bath County, Kentucky, the right to petition to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve them from burdensome regulations that limit their ability to lend and help create jobs in their communities.

WASHINGTON - The Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on Wednesday focused on legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) that would provide rural areas like Bath County, Kentucky, the right to petition to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve them from burdensome regulations that limit their ability to lend and help create jobs in their communities.

The Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on Wednesday focused on legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) that would provide rural areas like Bath County, Kentucky, the right to petition to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve them from burdensome regulations that limit their ability to lend and help create jobs in their communities.

Congressman Barr’s Full Opening Statement before Committee on Financial Services Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee hearing that examined regulatory relief proposals for community financial institutions, including Barr’s legislation, H.R. 2672, the CFPB Rural Designation Petition and Correction Act:

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement:

“I ran for Congress to stop the Washington spending spree and put the nation’s fiscal house in order.  Unfortunately, this legislation does not accomplish what the people of the Sixth Congressional District elected me to do: reform government, reduce spending and hold Washington accountable to the American people. 

Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives after voting for  the House Amendment to the CR, which would keep the government open, while delaying Obamacare's individual mandate and canceling health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, their staff and the White House.

Mr. Barr:

The House has voted multiple times to fund the government and to prevent a shutdown.

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