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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that Kentucky will receive one of the highest fund allocations through the implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act to launch a transitional housing pilot program to help individuals in recovery maintain their sobriety.  The CAREER Act goes beyond current treatment and prevention policies to empower individuals to rise above poverty and addiction.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today thanked the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) for their support of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects in four of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District counties.

The CDBG Program is a federal program overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congress votes on funding for this program as part of the annual appropriations process.

Kentucky is far too familiar with the devastating impacts of substance abuse that touches every one of our lives across all demographics and regions. To increase Lexington’s efforts to help those in recovery, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) joined Voices of Hope and Chrysalis House in Lexington today to announce the awarding of a $129,120 grant for Voices of Hope and a $299,740 grant for Chrysalis House.

As Kentucky continues to suffer from the third highest opioidoverdose mortality rate in the nation, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted Friday for the most significant Congressional action against a drug crisis in history. With overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes OpioidRecovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, will bolster our communities’ efforts to advance prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives for individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement after House passage of a package of bills referred to as Tax Reform 2.0. Together, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act; H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act; and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation Act, will protect middle-class and small business tax cuts, promote family savings, and advance the next generation of American entrepreneurs.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement following House passage of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act, a bipartisan package of capital formation reforms to unleash economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs:

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5735, the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Act, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06). This legislation would expand evidence-based models of transitional housing to help those in recovery maintain sobriety, gain valuable skills and job training, and obtain employment to eventually transition back into society to lead independent lives.

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. 

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