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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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WASHINGTON – Congressmen John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Andy Barr (KY-6) today announced a friendly wager of locally distilled Kentucky Bourbon on Friday night’s NCAA Sweet 16 Dream Game between the University of Louisville Cardinals and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

The teams’ second matchup this season promises to be an epic clash between the two most recent National Champions.

On Wednesday, March 26, Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the House Floor about the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team upcoming game in the NCAA Tournament against the University of Louisville Cardinals.

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Madam Speaker, when it comes to college basketball, there’s simply no place like my old Kentucky home.

I rise with the distinct honor of congratulating my hometown University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team on moving on to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.

On Thursday, February 27, Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Freedom and Washington Accountability Act.
 
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight, I had hoped to hear about how the President will reduce our exploding federal debt, protect the American people from the harmful effects of the new healthcare law, and grow the economy to create jobs for hardworking families who are suffering in this stagnant economy.

“Unfortunately, the President offered the same failed approach of more government spending, more job-crushing regulations, and higher taxes.

WASHINGTON –Congressman Andy Barr today released the following statement following House passage of the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill:

“The people of central and eastern Kentucky sent me to Washington to rein in out-of-control federal spending, save our country from bankruptcy, and promote the long-term growth of our economy and our workforce.

The response today demonstrates the overwhelming interest in finding new opportunities to build community and economic success in the Appalachian region.
Congressman Andy Barr expressed support for Kentucky's effort to return the FEI World Equestrian Games to Lexington in 2018:
On Tuesday, October 29, Congressman Barr was honored to add his voice to those of the thousands of hardworking coal miners and their families who visited Washington as part of the “Rally for American Energy Jobs.”
Waterway infrastructure is critical to Kentucky trade and competitiveness. Here in the Commonwealth, our waterways and ports support 15,640 Kentucky jobs and directly contribute $2.5 billion to our local economy while our $22 billion international export industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Congressman Andy Barr today was joined by fellow Kentucky Representatives Brett Guthrie and Ed Whitfield to call on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees so a bi-cameral agreement on a new long-term farm bill can be reached.

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