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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Sep 13, 2017
Battery-powered buses will support the University of Kentucky’s ‘Blue Goes Green’ Program.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today announced that Lextran will receive a $1 million grant through the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program.  The funds will be used to purchase battery-powered buses and on-route charging stations in coordination with the University of Kentucky’s ‘Blue Goes Green’ program which seeks a zero-emissions campus for transportation.  Congress

Sep 12, 2017
Funding Awarded to Chrysalis House in Lexington, Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Chrysalis House, Inc.

Sep 8, 2017
It is unfair to future generations to increase the debt limit without any reforms.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted against legislation that will raise the debt limit, hike government spending, and reauthorize the national flood insurance program without any reforms through mid-December. 

Aug 22, 2017
Panel participates in conversation on tax reform that would benefit all Kentucky businesses and individuals.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today met with Chairman Kevin Brady (TX-08) of the House Ways and Means Committee, UPS employees and Kentucky business leaders, including business leaders in the Sixth District, to discuss pro-growth tax reform at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

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