Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to share that Kentucky's outstanding workforce has attracted investment from first-class companies like Toyota, Tiffany and Company, and Bingham McCutchen, pointing out how Congress could continue this trend by enacting more pro-growth policies.

Mr. Speaker, 

The Sixth District of Kentucky had some good news this month:

• Tiffany and Company added 75 jobs at their Lexington manufacturing plant. 

• Global law firm Bingham McCutchen opened a Lexington global services center with plans to employ 250 workers. 

• Toyota announced it will add 750 jobs and invest an additional $360 million in their Georgetown manufacturing facility to build the Lexus.

I am honored to represent the hard-working Kentuckians who brought this global recognition and investment to the Bluegrass. 

It is a true credit to our workforce that these first-class companies chose to make these investments in Kentucky. 

But take a moment and think about how many more jobs we could create without a $17 Trillion dollar national debt clogging the engines of economic growth.

If Congress is serious about promoting private sector job creation, then we must remove government-imposed obstacles to growth. 

That means repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting spending, reforming our tax code, reducing regulations, and unleashing American energy. 

Only then will we make these headlines the norm, and not the exception.