Next week, I head back to Washington after a very productive August District Work Period. During the past month I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the district and meet with many of you. I also had the honor of traveling to Israel where I learned more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, the proposed Iran nuclear agreement, the peace process, Israel’s security situation, and important political and economic trends in the region. I met with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Learn more about what I was up to, from Israel to Kentucky, in the update below. It is always great to work from Kentucky, but I am looking forward to taking what I’ve heard from you and learned in Israel back to Washington as Congress prepares to take on major issues this Fall.
Click the following link for photos of my trip to Israel.
I hosted the 2015 Sixth Congressional District Academy Day at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky last Saturday. This was an opportunity for prospective Midshipmen and Cadets to learn about the admission process and student life at the US Service Academies (US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, US Military Academy in West Point, NY, US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, and US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT). It was wonderful to see so many young men and women interested in this incredible opportunity.
If you would like to find out more information about the application process, please visit my website at the following link.
https://barr.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations or call my district office at (859)219-1366.
I received a briefing from Col. Jack Morgan and his team about the progress of chemical demilitarization efforts at Bluegrass Army Depot.
Coffee with your Congressman and Lexington Councilmember Angela Evans. It’s a wonderful morning to spend time with the residents of The Willows community.
I joined with Lexington’s First District Councilmember James Brown for a public meeting.
I met with members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors. Productive discussion about how we can increase access to homes for Kentucky families.
After a visit to the Hopewell Museum learning about the rich history of Bourbon County, I enjoyed updating the Paris Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce on my recent work on the Financial Services Committee, the Thoroughbred Horse racing Integrity Act, and my trip to Israel. Thanks to both groups for hosting me.
I enjoyed meeting with local financial advisors from Edward Jones and discussing the unintended consequences of the Department of Labor’s proposed rule on fiduciary duty and what Congress can do to protect investors and maintain affordable access to retirement savings products.
I appreciated the opportunity to speak to the Gatton College of Business & Economics at the University of Kentucky students. I was very encouraged by their thoughtful questions, and impressed by the renovations the College has made to their facility.
Mobile Office Hours
To better serve the people of central and eastern Kentucky, my staff conducts regular traveling office hours in every county of the Sixth Congressional District.
This week, a member of my staff will be holding traveling office hours in Berea, Nicholasville, Carlisle, Frankfort, Mt. Sterling, Paris, and Georgetown.
Click the following link for more information including all upcoming dates and times for mobile office hours.
Please continue to let me know your thoughts and concerns about issues facing our community, and I hope you will forward my weekly newsletter to your friends, family and neighbors.
You may also visit my website, Facebook and Twitter, where you can find regular updates about my work at home in the Sixth District and in Washington.
Thank you and have a great week!
Sincerely, Andy Barr