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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

Oct 3, 2018
Designation increases collaboration among local law enforcement to combat drug trafficking in Kentucky

To better combat the drug crisis that is devastating communities across Kentucky, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today joined local leaders and law enforcement officials at the Mt. Sterling Police Department to officially announce the designation of Montgomery and Powell Counties as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

Oct 1, 2018
Legislation includes Congressman Barr's bill to expand transitional housing, similar to many models in Kentucky's Sixth District

As Kentucky continues to suffer from the third highest opioidoverdose mortality rate in the nation, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted Friday for the most significant Congressional action against a drug crisis in history. With overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R.

Sep 28, 2018
Tax Reform 2.0 contains three bills to make individual and small business tax cuts permanent, encourages family savings and spurs greater entrepreneur opportunities.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement after House passage of a package of bills referred to as Tax Reform 2.0. Together, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act; H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act; and H.R.

Sep 24, 2018
Local leaders praise Majority Leader McConnell and Congressman Barr who advocated on behalf of counties' inclusion into the HIDTA program, which designated only 10 counties nationwide this year

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced today that Montgomery and Powell counties in Kentucky have been chosen for inclusion in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program.

Jul 26, 2018

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which provides over $708 billion for the Department of Defense and other national security programs.

Jul 17, 2018

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement following House passage of the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act, a bipartisan package of capital formation reforms to unleash economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs:

Jun 27, 2018

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) issued the following statement following the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) announcement of State Opioid Response Grants:

Jun 14, 2018
Legislation would expand housing options for individuals who are transitioning out of addiction treatment and require additional support.

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5735, the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Act, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06).

May 22, 2018
Legislation includes two of Congressman Barr's top legislative priorities.

Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, the most pro-growth regulatory relief legislation in a generation. This package includes two bills introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) – H.R. 2226, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, and H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act.  

May 21, 2018

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3642, the Military Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment Act, also known as the Military SAVE Act, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06).