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Congressman Andy Barr

Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

Defense and National Security

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Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Democrats in the U.S. Senate ended their filibuster of a short-term appropriations bill that had shut down the federal government since Saturday:

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked House-passed legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

“After passing all twelve appropriations bills ahead of schedule, more than five months ago, and reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance program in November, the House did its job yet again by passing legislation to keep the government open, fund our military, and ensure access to health care for children in need.”

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018.  The legislation contains four of the twelve appropriations bills which must be passed by Congress before the end of the fiscal year on October 1, 2017.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor for H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act, legislation that will increase U.S. economic and political pressure on these three American adversaries.  Congressman Barr serves as the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade which has jurisdiction over the Treasury Department’s implementation of these sanctions.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of two bills to enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities. 

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today issued the following statement after voting for the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which funds the government through September 30, 2017: 

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today released the following statement:

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of the Conference report to H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017.  The NDAA is the primary way Congress meets its most important constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense. 

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) will host his annual Academy Day on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Lexington.  All students, parents, and school officials from the Sixth Congressional District are invited to attend and learn more about the nomination process to the United States Service Academies.  Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the University of Kentucky Army and Air Force ROTC programs have been invited to participate.

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted for H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017.  The legislation corrects funding shortfalls that have resulted in a lack of military readiness and put our troops at increased risk.  The bill increases the number of troops in each branch of the military and increases troop pay by 2.1 percent.  Among other provisions, the bill also prevents the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States.

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