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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), who has championed efforts to give national recognition to the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County, applauded the release of the Department of the Interior’s recommendation that the park be designated as a National Monument.  After learning of the Department’s plans to review National Monument designations, Congressman Barr brought the historic site to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s attention as a possible addition for monument status.  Congressman Barr and his staff worked with local stakeholders to educate the Department’s staff on th

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 (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).

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

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 19.
 
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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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