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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District


More on Obamacare

Oct 23, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today argued in favor of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Barr cited the recent collapse of Kentucky Health Cooperative in addition to the bankruptcies of cooperatives in other states as evidence of Obamacare’s continued failures, and the need for a new approach to expand access to care and lower costs.

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of King v. Burwell:

“I appreciate the Court’s consideration of this case, but I strongly and respectfully disagree with the majority opinion.  Laws should be implemented as they are written, not as the President wishes they were written.  The ruling may temporarily shield many Americans from the true cost of health care under Obamacare but it does nothing to solve the problem of rising prices and government-rationed care.”

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As an original cosponsor of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon its passage:

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After being sworn in to the 114th Congress, Congressman Andy Barr supported passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, which exempts veterans already enrolled in healthcare plans through the Department of Defense or the VA from being counted toward the employee limit under the Affordable Care Act.  As an original cosponsor who helped introduce this legislation, Barr released the following statement applauding theHouse passing H.R. 22 with unanimous support:

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that some employers will not be required under the Affordable Care Act to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices that are contrary to their religious or moral beliefs.

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr voted today to enforce new accountability standards for the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying:

“America’s freedom is only possible because of the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans.  However, recent reports of gross mismanagement and falsified data records at the VA, coupled with an utter lack of accountability at the agency, denies our heroes the care they have more than earned.

"This is unconscionable and completely unacceptable.

Apr 2, 2014 Video

On April 1, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the House floor about his support for H.R. 2575, the Save American Worker Act. 

Mar 12, 2014 Video
Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of The Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act:
Today, the House has the chance to more permanently establish in law a provision that firefighters across Kentucky’s Sixth District have told me is vital to their ability to continue protecting our communities.  
Feb 14, 2014 Video

On Tuesday, February 11th, the new Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, appeared before the Financial Services Committee to provide testimony about the Fed's policies and to answer questions from Members about the state of the economy.

Congressman Barr's questions to Chair Yellen focused on improving the employment situation in our country, the impact of Obamacare on the size of the labor force, and the long-term consequences and sustainability of our national debt.

Jan 31, 2014 Event

Congressman Andy Barr will hold a Business Roundtable in Winchester on Thursday, February 13th.   Barr will listen to the difficulties facing small business owners and discuss solutions aimed at fostering job creation and easing the burden carried by Kentucky’s business owners.

This is a part of an ongoing series of accessibility initiative events Congressman Barr has held across the Sixth District to listen to the concerns of Kentuckians since being sworn into office.