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American politician and lawyer - U.S. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013.
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ENG: Garland Hale "Andy" Barr IV (born July 24, 1973)is an American politician and lawyer who has served as the United States Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Barr completed undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in 1996. While in college, he worked as an intern for Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and the Republican National Committee. After graduation, he worked as a legislative assistant for then-Missouri Representative Jim Talent before enrolling at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He completed his law degree in 2001 and joined the Lexington firm of Stites & Harbison. After representing the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher in a dispute over residency ...
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Andy Barr gets approval for solar panels


"All drilled up then?" comes the question with a wry smile at every farming meeting. I haven't heard anyone answer, "Yes". In only my second season of direct drilling I'm not sure of its merits at this time of year, but I can confirm a nice layer of surface straw keeps the moisture in - no doubt useful in a drought. Under the surface the old worm and root holes are doing a good job of drainage apart from a patch of heavy land which is home to some small and waterlogged oilseed rape plants. We haven't even been able to get an ATV on some of it. On a brighter note permission has been ...


Andy Barr ousts Ben Chandler in Kentucky's 6th ...


... Congressional District The second time around proved a winner Tuesday for Republican Andy Barr in wresting Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District seat from Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler. Barr, a Lexington attorney, lost to Chandler in 2010 by 648 votes but defeated him Tuesday by more than 11,000 votes, thanks in large part to a huge sentiment in the 19-county district against Democratic President Barack Obama. Barr was successful in linking Chandler to Obama, especially on Chandler's support in 2009 for the Obama-backed "cap and trade" bill that angered coal officials ...


Barr on abortion: Where does he stand?


In debate, he wouldn't detail his stand You've got to wonder what it was Republican Andy Barr wanted to talk about in those 19 debates he proposed in his race to unseat Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Versailles). Because Monday when the two finally met, with independent Randolph Vance, in a debate on Kentucky Educational Television moderated by Bill Goodman, Barr refused to clarify or elaborate his own position on abortion, an issue he's put front and center in this race. Barr, you'll remember, famously used a photo of his own baby girl, accompanied by the question "Who'll be on her side?" on a ...


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Barr Introduces Federal Reserve Reform Legislation
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) introduced H.R. 4270, the Monetary Policy Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017.  The legislation requires the Federal Reserve to adopt an easy to understand policy strategy, and clearly explain how its actual policies compare to a set of well-known benchmarks.  In doing so, households, businesses and investors will have greater confidence and certainty in their financial and investment decisions. “This legislation will result in greater transparency and accountability at the Federal Reserve,” said Congressman Barr.  “A more predictable, strategy based monetary policy will give investors, entrepreneurs, and families more certainty, which will result in greater economic opportunity for all Americans.  And importantly, this bill preserves the independence of the Fed to set monetary policy, while ensuring that its strategy is clearly communicated to Congress and the American people.” Congressman Barr serves as the Chairman of the House Fin
Rep. Barr Keeps Promise, Votes for Tax Reform
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first comprehensive tax reform legislation to pass the House of Representatives since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. “Today, House Republicans have kept our promise to provide relief to American families and grow our economy by reforming our broken and overly-complex tax code,” said Congressman Barr.  “This needed legislation will allow hard working American taxpayers to keep more of their paychecks, simplify the code by eliminating special interests loopholes, and make our businesses more competitive so that we can keep more jobs here at home.” “Importantly, this bill will provide tax relief to the low- and middle-income Kentuckians who need it the most.  The bill takes the lowest 10 percent tax bracket to zero, and doubles the standard deduction, meaning hardworking Americans can immediately take home more of their paychecks.  Specifically, the first $24,000 in family income will
Barr’s Manufactured Housing Act Passes the House
Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06).  The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 corrects a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulation which has harmed lower and moderate income families by making it harder for lenders to offer financing for manufactured homes.  “So-called ‘consumer protections’ that deny hard-working, low and moderate income Americans the ability to own their own home at an affordable price, are harming consumers – not protecting them,” said Congressman Barr.  “Bureaucrats in Washington, who know nothing about rural America, should not stand in the way of those Kentuckians who want to invest in a home of their own, often at a lower cost than rent.  That is why I introduced and the House passed this bipartisan and common sense legislation to make it possible for more families to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. ” Click here to view video
Barr Votes to Reform SNAP Program
WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, which passed the House by a vote of 217-210: “Today, I voted to restore accountability and much-needed fiscal responsibility to an important federal program that has grown to unsustainable levels.  These commonsense reforms to our food stamp program will achieve nearly $40 billion in savings, while increasing funding for food banks.  The bill will provide a full $725 billion in food assistance to families and children in need over the next ten years.  This legislation is the most compassionate policy because it encourages people who are capable of work to move from dependency to self-sufficiency.”   As passed by the House of Representatives, H.R. 3102 will implement several important reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).   H.R. 3102 would protect the solvency of this important program by:



 
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