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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Jul 28, 2017
House votes to increase troop pay, secure borders, and improve national defense.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018.  The legislation contains four of the twelve appropriations bills which must be passed by Congress before the end of the fiscal year on October 1, 2017.

Jul 25, 2017
House passes legislation to increase U.S. economic and political pressure on three adversaries.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act, legislation that will increase U.S.

Jun 29, 2017
House passes legislation to combat sanctuary cities, and to deter criminal undocumented immigrants from returning to the United States after deportation.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of two bills to enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities. 

Jun 8, 2017
Legislation overhauls the Dodd-Frank Act, expands economic opportunity, ends taxpayer bailouts, and increases penalties for fraud.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 10, the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act.  Congressman Barr is an original cosponsor of the legislation which overhauls the Dodd-Frank Act to expand economic opportunity, end taxpayer bailouts, and to increase penalties for financial fraud and crimes.

May 27, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement on the passing of former Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning:

May 25, 2017
The time has come for uniform medication rules in American horseracing.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation, an updated version of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, establishes an authority to create and implement a national uniform medication program with input from the horse industry.

May 19, 2017
Reform bill gives Congress the Power of the Purse over unaccountable CFPB for the first time.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today reintroduced the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending (TABS) Act.  The legislation would make the budget of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) subject to congressional appropriations and therefore give Congress the power of the purse over this unaccountable agency, its regulatory overreaches, and lavish spending for the first time.

May 4, 2017
House of Representatives takes important step in long-term effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act, legislation that will repeal most of Obamacare’s mandates, taxes, and regulations while making important reforms that will lower costs and expand access to care.

May 4, 2017
Funding bill prioritizes national security, permanently fixes health benefits for retired miners, and fights opioid epidemic.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today issued the following statement after voting for the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which funds the government through September 30, 2017: 

Apr 28, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today reintroduced H.R. 2226, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act.  The bill promotes affordable home financing and discourages the practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting taxpayer bailouts of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and too-big-to-fail financial institutions.

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