Andy Barr

Andy Barr


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Rep. Barr's Legislation to Increase Veteran Access to STEM Scholarships Passes House I 06.24.2019

2019-06-24 19:59:14

Rep. Barr asks Dr. Larry Mole About Medical Cannabis Research at the VA I 06.20.2019

2019-06-21 13:44:39

Rep. Barr Participates in a Veterans Affairs Hearing on Medical Cannabis Research I 06.20.2019

2019-06-21 13:34:52

Rep. Barr Participates in a Hearing on Diversity of Boards in Corporate America I 06.20.2019

2019-06-20 20:42:12

Rep. Barr Advocates to Financially Support Active Duty Army Personnel I 06.20.2019

2019-06-20 16:10:55

Rep. Barr Introduces an Amendment to Support Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans I 06.18.2019

2019-06-19 15:06:31

Rep. Barr Advocates for the Importance of Financial Literacy and Housing Counseling I 06.12.2019

2019-06-13 16:09:47

Rep. Barr Advocates for Federal Grant Funds for Apprenticeship Programs I 06.12.2019

2019-06-13 15:00:48

Rep. Barr Offers his Amendment to Increase Funding to Fight the Opioid Crisis I 06.12.2019

2019-06-13 14:56:25

Rep. Barr Advocates for Fair and Legal Affordable Housing I 06.12.2019

2019-06-12 17:12:04

Rep. Barr Introduces Amendments Opposing Anti-Semitism I 06.11.2019

2019-06-11 22:27:00

Rep. Barr Enters Into the Record Articles on Student Loan Borrowers I 06.11.2019

2019-06-11 20:58:48

Rep. Barr Asks About the Role of Student Loan Servicers and Student Loans I 06.11.2019

2019-06-11 20:42:10

Rep. Barr Comments on the Student Loan Debt Crisis and it's Servicers I 06.11.2019 I

2019-06-11 20:27:28

Rep. Barr Participates in a Hearing on Leveraged Lending I 06.05.2019

2019-06-05 21:42:16

Rep. Barr Comments on the Size of the Leverage Loan Market I 06.04.2019

2019-06-05 21:34:59

Rep. Barr Questions the Lack of Visibility With Collateralized Loan Obligations I 06.04.2019

2019-06-05 21:05:24

Rep. Barr Comments on Collateralized Loan Obligations and Their Performance Part 2 I 06.04.2019

2019-06-05 20:58:48

Rep. Barr Comments on Collateralized Loan Obligations and Their Performance I 06.04.2019

2019-06-05 20:54:38

Rep. Barr Comments on the Export/Import Bank and Subsidies to Chinese Owned Companies I 06.04.2019

2019-06-05 20:46:18

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1432 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4706
Fax 202-225-2122

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Andy Barr took the oath of office as the new United States Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District on January 3, 2013. As the Sixth District extends from the Bluegrass Region to the edge of the Cumberland Plateau’s coalfields, Congressman Barr enjoys the distinct honor of representing a geographically diverse region, whose residents work in virtually all of Kentucky’s signature industries.

Congressman Barr has dedicated his tenure in Congress to promoting the dreams and aspirations of his constituents by strengthening Kentucky’s signature coal, manufacturing, equine, bourbon, and agriculture industries, while fighting for policies that unleash the creative capacity of every individual. His immediate priorities involve getting Kentuckians back to work, promoting economic growth, and restoring common sense and fiscal sanity to Washington.

Garland “Andy” Barr was born in Lexington, Kentucky on July 24, 1973; the son of Garland Barr; the founder of a successful accounting practice, and Donna Barr, an Episcopal deacon and hospital chaplain. The second-eldest of three children; he grew up enjoying the blessings of a loving family while witnessing his sister Emily’s struggle to overcome the debilitating effects of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Emily’s victory, which culminated in her graduation from seminary and her ordination as a minister – inspired Andy Barr to seek causes larger than him in which to invest his talents and energy.

Congressman Barr graduated from Lexington’s Henry Clay High School in 1992, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1996, graduating with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He served as Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Jim Talent from 1996 until 1998, staffing then-Congressman (and future Senator) Talent’s participation on Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Health Care Reform Task Force. He subsequently returned to Kentucky, earning his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 2001, where he participated on the College of Law’s Moot Court National Team.

In 2004, Congressman Barr joined the administration of newly-elected Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (who represented the Sixth Congressional District from 1998 until 2003); ultimately rising to the position of Deputy General Counsel to the Governor. Barr returned to his Lexington-based private law practice in 2007.

Congressman Barr is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Lexington, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. He is a member of Christ Church Cathedral. He is married to the former Eleanor Carol Leavell of Georgetown, Kentucky; together, they are the proud parents of two daughters.

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