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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District


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WTVQ: Barr Says He's Offended By President's Climate Change Plan

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) speaks on the House floor about the burdens over-regulation is placing on American economic recovery. Barr argues that Congress needs to stop abdicating its legislative authority to unaccountable and unelected bureaucracies, and remove the avalanche of red tape that is hurting American families by preventing the American economy from recovering and creating jobs.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr today announced the launch of his newly re-designed congressional website, www.Barr.House.Gov.  This new "Online Office" will serve as an interactive and informative resource for Congressman Barr’s constituents. 

To sign on as a citizen cosponsor, click on any of the links below.

H.R. 2010 - Live by the Laws you Write Act

Congressman Andy Barr introduced H.R. 2010, the Live by the Laws You Write Act, simple, two-page legislation that aims to close Obamacare’s congressional loophole and ensure that Congress and its staff are not exempt from the laws that it writes.

H.R. 2312 - Aged Distilled Spirits Act

Washington – Today, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon passage of H.R. 3, the “Northern Route Approval Act.”  Barr was a cosponsor of this legislation that approves the Keystone pipeline to help create jobs and bolster America’s energy security.

Rep. Andy Barr discusses on the House floor the importance of passing S.982, the Freedom to Fish Act. During this speech, he emphasizes the importance of stopping the Army Corps of Engineers from imposing restrictions on Kentucky's river systems, which would consequently serve as barriers to fishing, family time, and Kentucky tourism.

"Mr. Speaker-

Dear Congressman Barr:

I also believe it is wrong for the people who wrote Obamcare to exempt themselves from it.

I appreciate you taking on a stand on this important issue by introducing H.R. 2010, the Live by the Laws You Write Act, to close the congressional loophole and ensure that Congress and its staff are not exempt from the laws that it writes.

Washington, D.C. – On Monday May 6th, Congressman Andy Barr helped introduce H.R. 1829, The Coal Jobs Protection Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Barr is an original cosponsor of the House version of this legislation authored by Congresswoman Shelley Moore-Capito (WV), which would deprive the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the ability to unduly delay the mine permitting process.  These delays negatively impact coal-mining jobs in states like Kentucky.  

"Energy always has been and always will be the key to Americans’ ability to work hard and pursue happiness."

On Wednesday, April 17, Congressman Andy Barr reserved an hour of time on the floor of the U.S. House to lead what is known as a Special Order on the "Importance of America's Coal Industry."  During his Special Order, Congressman Barr was joined by a bipartisan group of over ten fellow Members of Congress, all of whom expressed strong support for the coal industry and its ability to provide affordable energy and create jobs.

Community and regional bankers across central and eastern Kentucky consistently tell me that over-regulation has effectively prohibited reputational, relationship, and character-based lending, which in turn deprives entrepreneurs and small businesses the ability to access the capital needed to create much-needed jobs.