Andy Barr is Getting Results
- Andy established the Sixth District Veterans Coalition, which meets quarterly and has helped hundreds of veterans resolve problems with the VA, appeal disability claims and even replace medals.
- Andy introduced legislation to rename the two Lexington VA Medical Center campuses in honor of two Kentucky World War II heroes, Troy Bowling and Franklin Sousley. This legislation was signed into law on March 9, 2018 and were officially renamed in August 2018.
- Andy supported the VA Mission Act, which consolidates the VA’s seven community health care programs into one program, funds the VA Choice Program, and expands the VA Caregiver Program to all eras.
- Andy introduced the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act, which would allow survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) to receive the treatment of their choice outside of the VA system.
- Andy passed an amendment to increase funding for equine assisted therapy to help our returning warriors recover from the psychological scars of combat.
- Andy supported the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, which expanded GI bill eligibility, removed the time restriction on the use of the GI bill for eligible recipients, and increased funding for Reservists and Guardsmen.
- Andy succeeded in petitioning the Secretary of the Department of Interior to recommend the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County be designated a National Monument.