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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 the bipartisan Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  Under existing law, the American thoroughbred horseracing industry labors under a diverse patchwork of conflicting and inconsistent rules governing medication policies and practices across 38 different racing jurisdictions. This lack of uniformity in the rules of horseracing has impaired interstate commerce and undermined public confidence in the sport. 

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted in favor of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which establishes strict guidelines, congressional oversight, and public transparency requirements as the Obama Administration negotiates new trade agreements.  The legislation gives Congress the final say on any new trade agreement, but only after any proposed agreement is available to the public for at least 60 days before a vote.

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Andy Barrapplauded the Senate’s passage of H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, a legislative package designed to prevent a series of automatic tax increases at the end of the year. H.R. 5771 incorporates a provision advocated by Congressman Barr that is critical to Kentucky’s signature equine industry.

WASHINGTON – On May 21, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement regarding Kentucky’s bid to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games:

In honor of the upcoming 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3, 2014, Congressman Andy Barr spoke about the men and women who dedicate their lives to Kentucky's signature horse industry, and the significant economic and jobs impact of this industry on Kentucky and beyond.

 

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Mr. Barr:

WASHINGTON - As Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) hosted the first meeting of the Caucus on March 5, 2014.

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.

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