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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

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.

Apr 27, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement following introduction of H.R. 10, the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act. 

Apr 25, 2017

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.

Apr 20, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) will host a public meeting on Monday, April 24th in Lexington.  The event is the latest in a series of “Coffee with Your Congressman” meetings Congressman Barr has hosted in every Sixth District county since he took office in 2013.

Apr 10, 2017
Legislation marks important step toward incorporating historic site into the National Park System.

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.

Apr 7, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today released the following statement:

Mar 30, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), the Chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced three bills that would make simple reforms to the tax code to encourage greater investment and participation in Kentucky’s signature horse industry.  These reforms are needed to reflect the realities faced by participants in the horse industry and to provide a level playing field between equine inves

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