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.
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.
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Nicholasville police officer and veteran died while on duty
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today honored the life of Officer Burke J. Rhoads of the Nicholasville Police Department with a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Officer Rhoads, a U.S. Army veteran, died during a car accident while he was on duty on March 11, 2015.
Reforms would encourage job creation and revitalize communities.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced H.R. 1389, the American Jobs and Community Revitalization Act, a package of regulatory reforms that would expand access to credit, create jobs, and expand opportunities especially in rural communities.