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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) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation, an updated version of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, establishes an authority to create and implement a national uniform medication program with input from the horse industry.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today reintroduced H.R. 2226, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act.  The bill promotes affordable home financing and discourages the practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting taxpayer bailouts of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and too-big-to-fail financial institutions.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement following introduction of H.R. 10, the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act. 

Today, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) announced the support of Frank Stronach for the Horseracing Integrity Act.  Congressman Barr plans to reintroduce the legislation, to create uniform medication standards across the 38 different racing jurisdictions in the United States.

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).

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