Congressman Andy Barr

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The Colonial Pipeline fiasco is a preview of a world without sufficient fuel supply That’s why I wrote to President Bide...
05/14/2021

The Colonial Pipeline fiasco is a preview of a world without sufficient fuel supply

That’s why I wrote to President Biden telling him to stop the assault on fossil fuels, which:

➡️ Are 60% of U.S. energy
➡️ Most affordable, accessible energy.

Without fossils fuels, gas prices and energy costs will 🚀

Great to meet with the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police during National Police Week. I signed onto House Resolution 38...
05/13/2021

Great to meet with the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police during National Police Week. I signed onto House Resolution 386, officially recognizing National Police Week in the House of Representatives.

I am grateful for the service of Kentucky law enforcement officers and will continue supporting our police in Congress.

Great to meet with the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police during National Police Week. I signed onto House Resolution 386, officially recognizing National Police Week in the House of Representatives.

I am grateful for the service of Kentucky law enforcement officers and will continue supporting our police in Congress.

Today, almost two dozen advocacy groups, including prominent partners in this effort, the American Heart Association, th...
05/13/2021

Today, almost two dozen advocacy groups, including prominent partners in this effort, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and WomenHeart, wrote a letter expressing their support for the Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act (CAROL Act).

The CAROL Act invests in critical research to identify patients at high risk of bad outcomes from valvular heart disease.

25,000 Americans die every year to valvular heart diseases, and this bill is the perfect way to reduce deaths and honor Carol’s legacy.

05/12/2021
Mornings with Maria 5.12.21

The Biden Administration gave over $200M of no-strings-attached U.S. funding to the Palestinians last month. They openly flirted with rejoining the failed Iran Nuclear Deal since taking office.

After former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo negotiated the historic #AbrahamAccords and created a path for long term peace in the region, President Biden and John Kerry’s anti-Israeli policies are endangering our Israeli friends and destabilizing the region.

Today, National Police Week begins across the country. I am grateful for the sacrifice and service police officers give ...
05/10/2021

Today, National Police Week begins across the country. I am grateful for the sacrifice and service police officers give to our communities now more than ever.

Sadly, law enforcement professionals face radical calls to defund their departments. I will always reject these efforts and defend our police in Congress #BacktheBlue

Today, National Police Week begins across the country. I am grateful for the sacrifice and service police officers give to our communities now more than ever.

Sadly, law enforcement professionals face radical calls to defund their departments. I will always reject these efforts and defend our police in Congress #BacktheBlue

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Thousand Talents scheme steals federally funded research from American higher educat...
05/07/2021
GOP Rep. Barr to propose bill to equip FBI with resources to combat CCP 'espionage,' 'theft' at universities

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Thousand Talents scheme steals federally funded research from American higher education institutions throughout the U.S.

The CCP can’t compete with our first class institutions, so they use theft instead. Today, I introduced legislation to equip the FBI with 56 new special agents tasked with stopping CCP and foreign espionage at our universities. Read more ⬇️

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Rep. Andy Barr is expected to introduce a bill Friday that would create an FBI initiative to root out Chinese Communist Party espionage and theft at higher education institutions in the U.S., Fox News has learned.

This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and I want to thank Ms. D and Ms. H, who teach my girls in Fourth and First grad...
05/05/2021

This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and I want to thank Ms. D and Ms. H, who teach my girls in Fourth and First grade. They are both awesome teachers.

Thank you to all the teachers in Kentucky’s Sixth District and across the country for what you do.

This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and I want to thank Ms. D and Ms. H, who teach my girls in Fourth and First grade. They are both awesome teachers.

Thank you to all the teachers in Kentucky’s Sixth District and across the country for what you do.

05/04/2021
Fighting for Expanded Healthcare Coverage for Children Born with Birth Defects WTVQ

I proudly signed onto the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act after being contacted by the parents of Tanner Schlernitzauer, who was born with a rare condition that complicates the development of skin, hair, nails and teeth. Insurance companies routinely deny coverage for dental care that is necessary for Tanner to develop speech, eat and smile. I had the pleasure of meeting Tanner Nicole and the rest of her family yesterday to tell them in person that I will be supporting this bill in Congress.

Today, all eyes are on our Commonwealth and the most exciting two minutes in sports! Kentucky Derby day is one of my fav...
05/01/2021
Watch Kentucky Derby 2021: Live stream online, TV channel, start time

Today, all eyes are on our Commonwealth and the most exciting two minutes in sports! Kentucky Derby day is one of my favorite days of the year and I am glad the Derby is returning to its rightful place on the first Saturday in May with fans in attendance.

How to watch Kentucky Derby 2021: Essential info about the 147th Kentucky Derby, which airs Saturday, May 1 on NBCSN, NBC and the NBC Sports app.

I totally reject the radical calls to defund the police. That is why I am leading the effort in Congress to increase fun...
04/28/2021

I totally reject the radical calls to defund the police. That is why I am leading the effort in Congress to increase funding for our police departments in this year’s appropriations process.

We must #defend not defund our police.

Estill and Powell County residents in the Sixth District are now eligible for individual assistance (IA) through the Fed...
04/26/2021
Kentucky Ice Storms and Flood Updates | Congressman Andy Barr

Estill and Powell County residents in the Sixth District are now eligible for individual assistance (IA) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since the Commonwealth’s federal disaster declaration for flooding was approved.

For more information, you can visit my website ⬇️

On April 23, the Commonwealth was approved for a federal disaster declaration for severe flooding that impacted communities throughout Kentucky from February 28 to March 1.

Last night, President Biden approved the Commonwealth’s federal disaster declaration request for flooding that hit many ...
04/24/2021

Last night, President Biden approved the Commonwealth’s federal disaster declaration request for flooding that hit many of our communities recently. The Kentucky Congressional Delegation advocated for this request to be approved. Now, help is on the way for thousands of Kentucky families, businesses and residents.

Our work is not done. The Commonwealth plans on submitting for assistance to communities in the Sixth District not included in this request, and when they do, I stand ready to advocate for another approval.

Last night, President Biden approved the Commonwealth’s federal disaster declaration request for flooding that hit many of our communities recently. The Kentucky Congressional Delegation advocated for this request to be approved. Now, help is on the way for thousands of Kentucky families, businesses and residents.

Our work is not done. The Commonwealth plans on submitting for assistance to communities in the Sixth District not included in this request, and when they do, I stand ready to advocate for another approval.

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04/22/2021

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Keeneland is getting ready for the Central Kentucky Go Red for Women Experience tomorrow! Are you? Thank you to local #GoRedCentralKY sponsors, CHI Saint Joseph Health and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as national sponsor, CVS Health.

04/22/2021
Mornings with Maria Earth Day Clip

China is the world’s #1️⃣ polluter. Yet, big U.S. corporations are investing in CCP run firms while partnering with Biden and the woke left to cut off access to capital for American energy producers at home.

If you are hoping for @johnkerry or @joebiden to confront the CCP during the #EarthDaySummit, don’t hold your breath... So far, Biden has completely ignored or done nothing to punish the CCP for lies about COVID-19, genocide of Uyghurs and human rights atrocities in Hong Kong.

Today, I led a letter to Climate Envoy John Kerry to push back on the Administration’s pressure on banks and financial i...
04/21/2021

Today, I led a letter to Climate Envoy John Kerry to push back on the Administration’s pressure on banks and financial institutions to meet radical climate goals which will:

❌ Kill thousands of Kentucky and American jobs in the fossil fuel industry
❌ Jack up the price of household energy costs
❌ Surrender American energy dominance to countries like China and Russia.

Today, the Republican Study Committee rolled out the Maximum Pressure Act with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. My...
04/21/2021

Today, the Republican Study Committee rolled out the Maximum Pressure Act with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. My bipartisan proposal to require the Biden Administration to get Congressional approval before rejoining the failed Iranian Nuclear Deal is in the bill.

The Maximum Pressure Act puts in place the toughest sanctions against Iran in history. The Trump team showed that economic pressure works. It is time for the U.S. to take a stand before it is too late. #MaxPressure

04/18/2021
Car Donation to Emily & Michael

I am praying for Emily and her family as she continues her medical treatments. Amazing gift from my friend Jack Kain to help Emily and her family along the way.

Congratulations to Morgan Quire. This exceptional young woman was accepted into two military services academies, a treme...
04/17/2021

Congratulations to Morgan Quire. This exceptional young woman was accepted into two military services academies, a tremendous accomplishment.

Today, I attended her “academy reveal” party where she announced that she will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy.

04/16/2021
Joe Biden Slams Court Packing

Congressional Democrats scheme to pack the Supreme Court is an outrageous power grab. Former Senator Joe Biden agrees with me ⬇️

“Roosevelt, corrupted by power in my view, unveiled his court packing plan. He wanted to increase the number of Justices to 15, allowing himself to nominate those additional judges. It took an act of courage on the part of his own party to stand up against this power grab.”

As a strong defender of pro-life policies, I signed onto this discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abort...
04/16/2021

As a strong defender of pro-life policies, I signed onto this discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Americans deserve to know where every member of Congress stands on this commonsense issue.

As a strong defender of pro-life policies, I signed onto this discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Americans deserve to know where every member of Congress stands on this commonsense issue.

Today, I introduced The Promoting Access to Capital in Underbanked Communities Act of 2021. This bill expands access to ...
04/15/2021
House bill aims to encourage more de novo banks

Today, I introduced The Promoting Access to Capital in Underbanked Communities Act of 2021.

This bill expands access to banking services in rural areas and helps promote financial inclusion for underbanked Kentuckians.

The key 🔑 to economic growth and recovery throughout the country is having access to capital for individuals, families and small business entrepreneurs. I will keep working in Congress to make this a reality for all Kentuckians.

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation to make it easier for new community banks to open in areas that are underserved by the banking system.

🚨 Big news on the CAROL Act 🚨 I am so grateful for my fellow Kentuckian, Senator Mitch McConnell and my friend, Senator ...
04/15/2021
Rep Barr's heart health bill honoring late wife gets boost from McConnell, Sinema

🚨 Big news on the CAROL Act 🚨

I am so grateful for my fellow Kentuckian, Senator Mitch McConnell and my friend, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, for introducing the CAROL Act in the U.S. Senate today.

The CAROL Act is not only a tribute to her legacy but it will invest in research to prevent the tragedy that has so profoundly impacted my family from happening to others.

With this incredible bicameral, bipartisan momentum, I know we can move this legislation forward and save lives.

In a time where the parties rarely work together, Rep. Andy Barr's heart disease research bill in honor of his late wife, Carol Barr, is getting a bipartisan boost.

Joe Biden and the Democrats are proposing trillions in tax hikes for “infrastructure” to advance their radical Green New...
04/14/2021
Opinion | The Green New Deal, in Disguise

Joe Biden and the Democrats are proposing trillions in tax hikes for “infrastructure” to advance their radical Green New Deal. $10 billion for a “Civilian Climate Corps” and $174 billion in energy tax credits to corporations. The assault on the energy industry will lead to millions of middle-class Americans paying higher household energy costs and taxes.

Biden’s ‘infrastructure’ bill is really a plan to remake the economy.

04/10/2021

Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a true American patriot who inspires us all because of his extraordinary service to our country.

In Congress and on the battlefield, Dan is one of the best. I am thinking and praying for him and his family.

Kentucky needs an expedited approval for the federal disaster declaration request submitted by the state yesterday to as...
04/08/2021
Kentucky's Congressional Delegation Supports Gov. Beshear's Request for a Second Presidential Disaster Declaration

Kentucky needs an expedited approval for the federal disaster declaration request submitted by the state yesterday to assist in the recovery from damaging floods last month.

I have visited communities impacted by the flooding and remained in contact with local officials over the last month. Last night, the Kentucky Congressional Delegation wrote to President Biden, urging him to approve this request.

Kentucky's Congressional Delegation Supports Gov. Beshear's Request for a Second Presidential Disaster Declaration April 7, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC -- Kentucky's Congressional Delegation sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden in support of Governor Andy Beshear's request for a second federal Major D...

President Biden’s “COVID-19 relief bill” directed less than 10% in relief towards vaccine distribution and other public ...
04/07/2021

President Biden’s “COVID-19 relief bill” directed less than 10% in relief towards vaccine distribution and other public health measures.

Now, Biden’s “infrastructure bill” focuses a small fraction of the bill on upgrading roads, bridges, airports, waterways and ports.

This “infrastructure bill” is nothing more than a Trojan horse for Socialism and the Green New Deal.

President Biden’s “COVID-19 relief bill” directed less than 10% in relief towards vaccine distribution and other public health measures.

Now, Biden’s “infrastructure bill” focuses a small fraction of the bill on upgrading roads, bridges, airports, waterways and ports.

This “infrastructure bill” is nothing more than a Trojan horse for Socialism and the Green New Deal.

Major League Baseball is boycotting Georgia based on a lie peddled by Joe Biden, Stacy Abrams and the complicit mainstre...
04/06/2021
Joe Biden Botches the Georgia Voting Law | National Review

Major League Baseball is boycotting Georgia based on a lie peddled by Joe Biden, Stacy Abrams and the complicit mainstream media. Nothing about the Georgia Voting law is Jim Crow. Corporations are sleepwalking behind the woke zombie mob. Here are some of the Georgia lies versus the Georgia facts:

Lie ❌ Georgia restricted early voting.

Fact ✅ Georgia vastly expanded early voting. In the 2020 Election, more than 100 counties did not have any early voting at all. The new law requires at least two weekend days of early voting.

Fact ✅ Early voting begins 17-days before an Election in Georgia. New York and the President’s home state of Delaware all have shorter timeframes to early vote.

Lie ❌ Georgia mail-in ID requirement will suppress turnout.

Fact ✅ Georgia has had a photo ID requirement to vote since 2005, and voter turnout among all groups has soared. California (four MLB teams), Colorado (new site of MLB All-Star Game), all have laws requiring ID for mail-in votes.

Lie ❌ Georgia banned food and beverage from being handed out to voters in long lines.

Fact ✅ Georgia strengthened laws against electioneering at polling precincts. Poll workers can distribute food and beverage to voters waiting in line. New York has almost the same exact ban. President Biden’s home state of Delaware also has a similar ban during Presidential Primaries.

His claim that the law prohibits giving water to voters standing on line is way off base.

As co-Chair of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus with Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), I led a letter to the U.S. Trade R...
04/05/2021

As co-Chair of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus with Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), I led a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative advocating for an end to European Union and United Kingdom tariffs that are hurting our distillers.

I will keep fighting for one of Kentucky’s signature industries in Congress.

Happy Easter and may God continue to bless us all.
04/04/2021

Happy Easter and may God continue to bless us all.

Happy Easter and may God continue to bless us all.

ICYMI: Kentucky Received a federal disaster declaration today for February's ice storms. I have seen firsthand the resil...
04/01/2021
Rep. Barr Applauds Presidential Disaster Declaration for February Ice Storms, Pledges Support for Future Declaration on Floods

ICYMI: Kentucky Received a federal disaster declaration today for February's ice storms. I have seen firsthand the resilience of my fellow Kentuckians and I know this will provide much needed relief for many communities within the Sixth District.

Rep. Barr Applauds Presidential Disaster Declaration for February Ice Storms, Pledges Support for Future Declaration on Floods April 1, 2021 Lexington, KY– Today, President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for the state of Kentucky that was put forth as a result of significant winter weat...

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