Our nation enjoys many freedoms thanks to the service and sacrifice of those in the Armed Forces. Supporting and investing in our National Defense is a Constitutional duty of the Federal government and a primary responsibility of the United States Congress. That is why I have been a firm supporter of our nation’s military. This includes:

  • Consistently supported the annual defense authorization bill that determined policies and priorities of the United States Military.
  • Advancing the needs of the Blue Grass Army Depot in federal defense appropriations bills.
  • Advocating for priorities of our National Guard in the appropriations process for programs like the National Guard Counter-Drug Program, aircraft recapitalization and modernization, and the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

More on National Defense

May 2017

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5/4/17 Barr Votes to Fund Kentucky Priorities

April 2017

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4/7/17 Barr Statement on U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase

December 2016

Date Title
12/2/16 Barr Votes to Improve Military Readiness

August 2016

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8/19/16 Congressman Barr to Host 2016 Academy Day

May 2016

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5/18/16 Barr Votes to Improve Military Readiness, Increase Troop Pay

February 2016

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2/5/16 Barr Votes for More Oversight of Iranian Terrorism Financing

January 2016

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1/12/16 Barr Responds to the State of the Union

December 2015

Date Title
12/8/15 Barr Votes to Reform Visa Waiver Program

November 2015

Date Title
11/19/15 Barr Votes to Suspend Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

October 2015

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10/28/15 Barr Votes for Stronger Defense, Budget Savings