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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Oct 27, 2018
Barr led efforts with community stakeholders and Camp Nelson descendants to convey the site's historical significance to the nation.

After more than four years of collaboration with families of those who lived and worked at Camp Nelson, along with community stakeholders and others, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) and Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced that President Trump has designated the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park as Kentucky’s first National Monument.

Oct 24, 2018
Legislation includes Barr's bill to address the decline in workforce participation as a result of the opioid epidemic.

In response to the devastating impacts of the nation’s opioid crisis, which took the lives of more than 1,500 Kentuckians last year, President Donald Trump today signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

Oct 17, 2018

Today, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) welcomed House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) to the Sixth District to participate in a roundtable with local law enforcement officials to discuss homeland security priorities.

Oct 16, 2018
Grant will increase Life Adventure Center's therapeutic mental health resources for our nation's veterans.

Nationwide, there are more than 150,000 veterans seeking help for mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder per year. Today, Life Adventure Center, a not-for-profit in Woodford County, received a $25,350 grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program to expand its evidence-based equine-assisted therapy services for Kentucky’s veterans.

Oct 11, 2018

Kentucky is far too familiar with the devastating impacts of substance abuse that touches every one of our lives across all demographics and regions.

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Oct 3, 2018
Designation increases collaboration among local law enforcement to combat drug trafficking in Kentucky

To better combat the drug crisis that is devastating communities across Kentucky, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today joined local leaders and law enforcement officials at the Mt. Sterling Police Department to officially announce the designation of Montgomery and Powell Counties as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

Oct 1, 2018
Legislation includes Congressman Barr's bill to expand transitional housing, similar to many models in Kentucky's Sixth District

As Kentucky continues to suffer from the third highest opioidoverdose mortality rate in the nation, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted Friday for the most significant Congressional action against a drug crisis in history. With overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R.

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Sep 28, 2018
Tax Reform 2.0 contains three bills to make individual and small business tax cuts permanent, encourages family savings and spurs greater entrepreneur opportunities.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement after House passage of a package of bills referred to as Tax Reform 2.0. Together, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act; H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act; and H.R.

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Sep 24, 2018
Local leaders praise Majority Leader McConnell and Congressman Barr who advocated on behalf of counties' inclusion into the HIDTA program, which designated only 10 counties nationwide this year

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced today that Montgomery and Powell counties in Kentucky have been chosen for inclusion in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.

Jul 26, 2018

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which provides over $708 billion for the Department of Defense and other national security programs.

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