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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018. The legislation contains four of the twelve appropriations bills which must be passed by Congress before the end of the fiscal year on October 1, 2017.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act, legislation that will increase U.S. economic and political pressure on these three American adversaries. Congressman Barr serves as the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade which has jurisdiction over the Treasury Department’s implementation of these sanctions.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today released the following statement:
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) was interviewed this morning by WVLK’s Jack Pattie. Congressman Barr shared his reaction to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of the Conference report to H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted for H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The legislation corrects funding shortfalls that have resulted in a lack of military readiness and put our troops at increased risk. The bill increases the number of troops in each branch of the military and increases troop pay by 2.1 percent. Among other provisions, the bill also prevents the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) led a moment of silence honoring Stephanie and Justin Shults who were killed in the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. Stephanie Moore Shults is a native of Lexington and a graduate of Bryan Station High School and Transylvania University.
Congressman Barr was joined by Congressman Phil Roe (TN-01) and Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05).
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. The bill provides for enhanced Congressional oversight over U.S. economic and trade sanctions, particularly over Iranian terrorism financiers.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today made the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address:
“What the country needs is a plan to defeat ISIS. What we need is an agenda to grow the economy. Instead, President Obama gave us a lecture about his legacy and in defense of policies that have contributed to the worst economic recovery since World War II and chaos around the world. Families continue to struggle and there is not a single place in the world which is safer or more stable today than on the day President Obama took office seven years ago.”
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. The bipartisan legislation makes reforms to the Visa Waiver Program in light of recent terrorist attacks and concerns that security gaps in the program could make it easier for foreign fighters and terrorists to enter the United States.