Washington, D.C.— Tonight, U.S. Congressman Andy Barr was sworn into office as the 118th Congress officially began. After his swearing in, Congressman Barr released the following statement: 

 “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving the people of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Now it is time for House Republicans to begin the work we were elected to do: pass legislation out of the House to address forty-year high inflation, secure our southern border, reduce rising crime, and confront threats from adversaries abroad like China.  At the same time, we must also begin conducting rigorous oversight of the Biden Administration from top to bottom. This includes reining in financial regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of Currency, and other federal agencies that have been weaponized by the left to advance a radical environmentalist agenda, making America energy desperate instead of energy dominant which has led to unaffordable energy prices for Kentuckians as a result.  I want to congratulate my friend and the new Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy.  Let’s get to work.”