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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) reintroduced the Camp Nelson Heritage Park Study Act.  The legislation authorizes the Department of the Interior to study the feasibility of incorporating the historic site in Jessamine County into the National Park System.  The study would be paid for with existing funding to the Department of the Interior and would not require additional appropriations. The legislation is cosponsored by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH).

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), the Chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced three bills that would make simple reforms to the tax code to encourage greater investment and participation in Kentucky’s signature horse industry.  These reforms are needed to reflect the realities faced by participants in the horse industry and to provide a level playing field between equine investments and other forms of investments.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the American Health Care Act.

Remarks as delivered:

Mr. Speaker,  

Obamacare is collapsing.  It’s hurting more people than it’s helping. It’s forcing Americans to buy insurance they don’t like, they don’t need, and cannot afford.  Premiums have increased by an average of 25 percent this year, deductibles are skyrocketing.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) reintroduced legislation today which corrects a provision in the tax code to ensure that Kentucky’s Bourbon producers are no longer at a disadvantage with their global competitors. 

The office of Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a paid fellowship in his Lexington office.  The position is sponsored by and will be hired through the U.S. House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.

“I am honored that my office was selected to participate in the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program,” said Congressman Barr.  “Several of members of my staff have served our nation in uniform and I look forward to having another veteran join our team in service to the people of the Sixth District.”

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today announced the introduction of H.R. 5789, the Camp Nelson Heritage Park Study Act.  The legislation authorizes the Department of the Interior to study the feasibility of incorporating the historic site in Jessamine County into the National Park Service.  The study would be paid for with existing funding to the Department of the Interior and would not require additional appropriations. The legislation is cosponsored by Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH).

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today congratulated the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for securing a federal grant worth more than $14 million to support the Town Branch Commons Corridor project in downtown Lexington from the Department of Transportation.  Congressman Barr supported the project through letters of support, phone calls to Administration officials, and working with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, hosted a hearing with fellow Caucus members and leaders from the horseracing industry to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act. 

Barr and Tonko introduced the legislation in July, 2015 in order to advance reforms aimed at promoting uniform medication standards across the 38 different racing jurisdictions in the United States.  In doing so, the American thoroughbred industry would benefit from increased safety and integrity.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for S.J. Res. 22, to block the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United States” to include smaller bodies of water including farm ponds and irrigation ditches.  The proposed rule significantly expands the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act over virtually all waters and wet areas in the country.

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.”

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