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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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The House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) to impose the most far-reaching sanctions ever directed at North Korea.  H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act was passed in the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, and was recently passed by the Financial Services Committee with a unanimous vote of 56-0.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement in response to the President’s announced new Comprehensive Iran Strategy and actions taken to counter Iranian threats:

Congressman Andy Barr’s (KY-06) legislation, H.R. 3898, the Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act of 2017, was passed unanimously today by the House Financial Services Committee.  During yesterday’s debate of the legislation, which would impose the most far-reaching sanctions ever directed at Pyongyang, both Republican and Democratic members of the committee praised the bill.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) introduced H.R. 3898, the Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act of 2017.

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.

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