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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Nov 19, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted today in favor of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.  The legislation immediately suspends President Obama’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, and requires enhanced, comprehensive security checks and certifications before additional refugees from Iraq and Syria may be allowed to enter the country.

Nov 18, 2015
Bipartisan legislation would expand responsible mortgage lending, prevent future taxpayer bailouts.

The House of Representatives today passed H.R.

Nov 17, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today appeared before the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health in support of the Military Sexual Assault Victims’ Empowerment (SAVE) Act.  He was joined by former Army Specialist Susan Moseley of Lexington, a survivor of military sexual trauma whose story helped inspire Congressman Barr to write the legislation.

Oct 28, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted for H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

Oct 27, 2015
Opposes reauthorization of Export-Import Bank; prioritizes taxpayers over corporate welfare.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted against renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which expired on June 30, 2015.  The Bank offers taxpayer-backed loans and guarantees purportedly to support U.S.

Oct 23, 2015
House-passed bill repeals the most harmful mandates and taxes of Obamacare, reduces the deficit.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today argued in favor of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Oct 21, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) announced Saturday that he participated in a visit to Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Afghanistan led by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Barr and McConnell were joined on the trip by U.S. Sens Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Joni Ernst (R-IA). 

Oct 9, 2015
Momentum is growing for reforms to ensure long-term success of American Thoroughbred racing

Congressman Andy (R-KY) issued the following statement after the Keeneland Association issued a public endorsement of H.R. 3084, the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act (THIA).  The bill was introduced by Congressman Barr along with Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY).

Oct 7, 2015
Lexington airman was killed while serving in Afghanistan

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today honored the life and service of Captain Matthew D. Roland of Lexington who was killed while serving in Afghanistan on August 26, 2015.  Roland was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School and the United States Airforce Academy.  He served as an officer in the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron.

Oct 7, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) applauded the House’s passage yesterday of bipartisan legislation he introduced with Congressmen Scott Tipton (CO-3) and Lacy Clay (MO-1) to reduce the frequency of on-site examinations for small banks in good standing.