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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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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.
Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives after voting for  the House Amendment to the CR, which would keep the government open, while delaying Obamacare's individual mandate and canceling health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, their staff and the White House.

Mr. Barr:

The House has voted multiple times to fund the government and to prevent a shutdown.

I was proud to join Congressman Ed Whitfield, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and the other Friends of Coal in the Kentucky congressional delegation to denounce the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for electric utilities. This destructive policy has one goal: to kill the coal industry.

On Tuesday, September 17, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives about the Obama Administration's radical energy-rationing agenda that threatens Kentucky families, workers, and entire industries across the Commonwealth and the country.
Congressman Brett Guthrie and Congressman Andy Barr announced today that the House Committee on Education & the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (TN) will hold a field hearing entitled, “Health Care Challenges Facing Kentucky’s Workers and Job Creators” in Lexington on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 AM. The hearing will take place at the Farish Theater in the central branch of the Lexington Public Library, located at 140 East Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky.
“The Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act is a critical tool in the battle against job-destroying overregulation. For too long, Congress has delegated away its legislative powers, leaving federal agencies to enact regulations at great costs to the American people with little oversight. The REINS Act will hold Congress responsible for the laws it writes, restoring accountability in the regulatory process that hurts Kentucky’s families and small business owners, and leads to higher prices for consumers, fewer jobs for workers, and weakened American competitiveness.”

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