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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 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:
Barr Admonishes Wells Fargo CEO for Unauthorized Customer Accounts
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today participated in a Financial Services Committee hearing titled, “Holding Wall Street Accountable: Investigating Wells Fargo’s Opening of Unauthorized Accounts” to question John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo.  The hearing is the first in the committee’s investigation of Wells Fargo since the company admitted to opening hundreds of thousands of deposit and credit card accounts without customers’ knowledge or consent. In response to questions from Congressman Barr, Stumpf stated that there are potentially more than 600 Kentuckians impacted by Wells Fargo’s fraudulent practices. Upon learning of the allegations of fraud against Wells Fargo, Congressman Barr urged Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling to hold hearings on both the fraudulent activities at the bank and the regulatory incompetence that allowed these practices to go unpunished for at least five years.    Click here for video of Congressman Barr’s re
Congressman Barr to Host 2016 Academy Day
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. Members of Congress may nominate a limited number of students each year to four of the five service academies.  After nominations are submitted, each Service Academy selects which students will receive an appointment to attend.  The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Details of the event are listed below: Academy Day 2016
U.S. Court Rules CFPB Structure is Unconstitutional
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today made the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional: “Today the second highest court in the land agreed with what I have been saying all along; that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as currently structured is unconstitutional.  This ruling vindicates my work to reform the Bureau and hold the agency accountable for its regulatory overreaches and abuses of power.” Congressman Barr introduced H.R. 1486, the Taking Account of Bureaucrats’ Spending (TABS) Act, which would move funding for the CFPB into the Congressional appropriations process.  In doing so, Congress would be able to oversee the Bureau’s budget for the first time.  The TABS Act was included in the Financial CHOICE Act which Congressman Barr supports and would replace the Bureau’s single director with a bipartisan Commission. 



 
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