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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Immigration

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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of two bills to enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities. 

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 (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 (KY-6) voted against a Senate amendment to a Department of Homeland Security funding bill.  Congressman Barr has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security three times since January.  However, Senate Democrats blocked a conference committee, an important step in the legislative process that would have addressed differences between the House-passed bill and the Senate amendment.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week.  The extension prevents an immediate lapse in funding for DHS and gives Congress time to negotiate differences between a House bill to fund the Department passed more than six weeks ago, and a Senate version of the bill which was passed earlier today.  The extension will not enable the President’s executive actions granting amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants because the U.S.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: 

On January 13, 2015, Congressman Andy Barr Speaks on the House Floor Against the President's Unilateral Action on Immigration


FULL TRANSCRIPT:

I thank the Chairman for yielding and Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R 240, providing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of this fiscal year. 

This legislation provides funding necessary to ensure that all of the Department’s critical missions have the resources necessary to be dutifully executed. 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of FY 2015 Omnibus:

WASHINGTON - Congressman Andy Barr issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act:

"Today I joined a majority of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in response to President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order to pass H.R. 5759, the “Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.”

On November 20, Congressman Andy Barr called on President Obama to work with Congress on immigration reform instead of ignoring the will of the people and issuing a unilateral executive order:

 

TRANSCRIPT

Mr. Speaker –

The American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly - they want Congress and the President to work together in a bipartisan manner to deliver real solutions to the problems facing our country - one of which is our broken immigration system.

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