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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Press Releases

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.

Oct 2, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) reintroduced two bills to provide relief and prevent a looming tax increase on Kentucky’s signature horse industry.  H.R. 3671, the Race Horse Cost Recovery Act, would make permanent the three-year depreciation schedule for all race horses which is subject to expire at the end of this year.  H.R.

Oct 1, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted for H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act.  The bill holds Iran accountable by requiring them to pay court-ordered compensation to victims of its state-sponsored terrorism before economic sanctions are lifted on the regime as part of the proposed nuclear agreement. 

Sep 30, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted against a short-term funding bill that continues current spending levels without reforms.

Sep 25, 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) issued the following statement:

Sep 18, 2015
One-year funding moratorium will allow for thorough investigation.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) voted for H.R. 3134, the Defunding Planned Parenthood Act of 2015.  The vote comes in the aftermath of a series of videos that feature senior level Planned Parenthood officials admitting to unethical and potentially illegal procedures.

Sep 11, 2015
A nuclear Iran is a global threat to everyone, everywhere.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) voted against legislation to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 countries and Iran, also known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

Jul 28, 2015
The REINS Act requires congressional approval of economically significant regulations.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) today voted in favor of H.R.