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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Financial Services Committee

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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:

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 22, U.S. Treasury Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew will be appearing before Congressman Andy Barr and the House Committee on Financial Services.  Today, Congressman Barr noted he is looking forward to hearing Secretary Lew’s responses to ongoing questions about the partisan conduct of the Internal Revenue Service and its enforcement of our Nation’s tax code.

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.

Community and regional bankers across central and eastern Kentucky consistently tell me that over-regulation has effectively prohibited reputational, relationship, and character-based lending, which in turn deprives entrepreneurs and small businesses the ability to access the capital needed to create much-needed jobs.

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