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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which provides over $708 billion for the Department of Defense and other national security programs.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today applauded the latest sanctions on North Korea announced by the Trump Administration, and encouraged the Senate and the President to go further by enacting H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act.  Congressman Barr, who serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade with jurisdiction over the implementation of foreign sanctions, introduced the legislation to impose the harshest sanctions ever directed at Pyongyang.  The bill passed in the House last year by a vote of 415 – 2.

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3326, the World Bank Accountability Act introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06).  The legislation would withhold up to 30 percent of future U.S. appropriations for the World Bank’s International Development Association until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that the Bank has undertaken reforms to fight corruption, strengthen management accountability, and combat violent extremism.

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:

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