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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

May 19, 2015

Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and John Carney (D-DE) announced the introduction of H.R. 2362, the Medical Debt Relief Act.

May 7, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today announced the formation of the Sixth Congressional District Drug Abuse Task Force in response to the growing drug epidemic in central and eastern Kentucky.  Barr announced the task force while hosting a roundtable discussion with White House National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, regional leaders, and other stakeholders at the Hope Center in

Apr 22, 2015
Updating Trade Promotion Authority is necessary to open new markets for Kentucky exports, and to support Kentucky jobs.

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today announced he will support a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to renew and update Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  The proposal comes as the United States negotiates major trade agreements with Asia and Europe, which could open new markets for Kentucky products and support Kentucky jobs.

Apr 16, 2015
The federal government should not tax people for dying.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) voted in favor of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.  The death tax was imposed in 1916 as a “temporary” measure to help finance World War I.  Nearly a century later, this confiscatory tax threatens family-run businesses and family farms.

Apr 13, 2015

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.

Apr 10, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  Brad Praria of Woodford County High School was the overall winner for his piece, “Natural Bridge.”  Praria’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year along with winners from each Congressional district.

Mar 26, 2015
Bipartisan bill empowers survivors of military sexual assault

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today reintroduced the H.R. 1603, the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act.  The bill would allow survivors of military sexual trauma to seek specialized care outside of the Veterans Administration health care system.

Mar 25, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) was appointed to the Committee on Financial Service’s Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.  The task force will be led by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA).  The goal of the task force is to investigate terrorist financing and examine what, if any, changes are needed to upgrade and improve our nation’s abil

Mar 20, 2015
Vows repeal of the death tax


Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) has been recognized with a national senior citizen’s award.  The Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes Members of Congress who are working to repeal the death tax.  

Mar 19, 2015
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau deserves the same scrutiny as other federal agencies.

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.