Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig and the U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, requesting that they expedite the delivery of outstanding Economic Impact Payments (EIP).  Congressman Barr voted for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, creating the $1,200 EIP.  To date, $230 billion in EIP’s have been received by 140 million Americans since the CARES Act was passed in March.

“Although millions of Kentuckians have benefited from EIPs, I have heard from many of my constituents, including seniors, veterans and out of work Kentuckians that they still haven’t received their EIPs,” said Congressman Barr.  “Today, I requested that the IRS and Treasury Department prioritize the distribution of the remaining EIP checks.  It is urgent these EIPs be delivered to provide the economic support promised in the CARES Act to these Kentuckians.  In the meantime, my office will continue to provide assistance to constituents who haven’t received their EIPs.”

Congressman Barr previously sent a letter to Commissioner Rettig requesting delayed and incorrect EIPs be resolved.  The letter also asked the Commissioner to address staff shortages and issues with the IRS portal.  Barr heard that those problems created complications for constituents trying to get assistance or ask questions to the IRS about the EIP process.