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.
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).
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today introduced two bills – the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Act and the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act – both of which go beyond current treatment and prevention policies to empower individuals to rise above poverty and addiction.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted today in favor for H.J. Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This amendment would prohibit Congress from spending more money than it receives in revenue and prohibit increases to the debt limit, unless three-fifths of both chambers of Congress provide by law for specific increases.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement on the passing of Don Ball:
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Congressman Barr and Congressman Evan Jenkins (WV-03) during the House Appropriations process to increase funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), including Madison County and 32 other counties in Kentucky.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) received the Spirit of Enterprise Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of small business priorities including regulatory reform and the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce establishes pro-growth policies important to businesses and rates Members of Congress who support these priorities.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement following Senate passage of S. 2115, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, a bipartisan package that would reform the Dodd-Frank Financial Control Law:
This week, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced that with the help of his office the Department of Transportation awarded the City of Frankfort a $7.9 million grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.