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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1259, the Helping Expand Lending Practices (HELP) in Rural Communities Act introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6).  The bill would provide individuals in rural areas the right to petition for the area to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve local community banks and credit unions from burdensome regulations that unfairly limit their ability to lend and help create jobs in their communities.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending (TABS) Act, which will move the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) into the appropriations process.  In doing so, Congress would be able to oversee the Bureau’s budget for the first time.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced H.R. 1389, the American Jobs and Community Revitalization Act, a package of regulatory reforms that would expand access to credit, create jobs, and expand opportunities especially in rural communities.

“New federal financial regulations are making it harder for Kentuckians to borrow money to buy a home, purchase a car, or get a line of credit to start or expand a small business,” said Congressman Barr.  “The result has been devastating especially for rural communities.”

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today reintroduced the Helping Expand Lending Practices (HELP) in Rural Communities Act with Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX).  The bill would provide individuals in rural areas the right to petition for the area to be properly reclassified as “rural” and relieve local community banks and credit unions from burdensome regulations that unfairly limit their ability to lend and help create jobs in their communities.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) introduced legislation that would ease the regulatory requirements on home loans, so long as the mortgage lender holds the loan on its books rather than selling it into the secondary market.  H.R.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted in favor of H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act, which passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote.  Among other reforms, the bill would require federal agencies to consider the direct and indirect costs of new regulations.  The bill would also establish advocacy review panels to give small businesses earlier input on new proposed rules.

Washington, D.C. –Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a rule to expand the definition of “rural” areas within its financial regulations, bowing to pressure from a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, led by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6).

“I’m pleased that a legislative proposal initiated by Kentuckians spurred the Bureau to adopt these long-overdue regulatory relief measures, which will help residents of rural America access affordable credit at their community banks and credit unions,” said Congressman Barr.

WASHINGTON – As an original cosponsor of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon its passage:

WASHINGTON – After being sworn in to the 114th Congress, Congressman Andy Barr supported passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, which exempts veterans already enrolled in healthcare plans through the Department of Defense or the VA from being counted toward the employee limit under the Affordable Care Act.  As an original cosponsor who helped introduce this legislation, Barr released the following statement applauding theHouse passing H.R. 22 with unanimous support:

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of FY 2015 Omnibus:

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