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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Financial Services Committee

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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.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr released the following regarding yesterday’s passage by the Financial Services Committee of H.R. 2767, The Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act (PATH Act), legislation to end taxpayer-funded bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and create a sustainable housing finance system for America.

Wednesday, July 17, Congressman Andy Barr questioned Chairman Ben Bernanke on the Federal Reserve's expansion of monetary policy.

Congressman Barr welcomed Commissioner Charles Vice to the House Financial Services Committee.  A resident of Winchester, Kentucky, Commissioner Vice has earned an outstanding reputation in the area of financial institution supervision.

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. 

Congressman Andy Barr joined a bipartisan group of 13 Republican and 13 Democratic Members of Congress to help introduce H.R. 2084, the Partnership to Build America Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman John Delaney (MD-6), provides for a new and innovative tool to upgrade America’s aging infrastructure with no additional burden to American taxpayers.
Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement after passage of H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act. H.R. 1911 would move federal student loans from rates arbitrarily set by the government to market-based interest rates as a way of providing more certainty and stability to American students and their families: