More on Jobs
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today introduced two bills – the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Act and the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act – both of which go beyond current treatment and prevention policies to empower individuals to rise above poverty and addiction.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) received the Spirit of Enterprise Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of small business priorities including regulatory reform and the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce establishes pro-growth policies important to businesses and rates Members of Congress who support these priorities.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant rewrite of the Internal Revenue Code in more than 31 years. The legislation will lower tax rates on individuals and businesses and simplify the code so that most households can file their taxes on a simple postcard.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), who has championed efforts to give national recognition to the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County, applauded the release of the Department of the Interior’s recommendation that the park be designated as a National Monument. After learning of the Department’s plans to review National Monument designations, Congressman Barr brought the historic site to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s attention as a possible addition for monument status. Congressman Barr and his staff worked with local stakeholders to educate the Department’s staff on th
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first comprehensive tax reform legislation to pass the House of Representatives since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Americans have been waiting for years for Washington to fix our broken tax code because they know it will lead to better jobs, more take-home pay, and a stronger economy.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is our answer to the American people. It will deliver much-needed tax relief to millions of families, help our workers and job creators compete and win here at home and around the world, and make the tax code simpler and fairer for all Americans. It will fuel economic growth – leading to more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Jerome “Jay” Powell to serve as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve:
H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives. In addition to Congressmen Barr and Tonko who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus, the bill has been co-sponsored by 98 other members representing both political parties and districts across the country.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) made the following statement applauding the release of a unified framework for tax reform:
“The unified framework for tax reform released today is consistent with our promise to create a fairer, simpler tax code that will boost American jobs and allow working families and individuals to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. By doubling the standard deduction, enhancing the child tax credit, and promoting American competitiveness to keep jobs from going overseas, this plan is focused on the middle-income families that need relief.”
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today met with Chairman Kevin Brady (TX-08) of the House Ways and Means Committee, UPS employees and Kentucky business leaders, including business leaders in the Sixth District, to discuss pro-growth tax reform at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky.
It has been 31 years since the last tax overhaul by President Ronald Reagan. Today, Congress is working to create a simpler, fairer tax code that lowers rates for all Americans and makes U.S. businesses and corporations more competitive.