LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2016) — The Kentucky Society of CPAs presented U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, with its CPA Champion Award for Barr’s significant efforts to support the CPA profession on Capitol Hill. KyCPA presented the award to Barr at its Professional Issues Update in Lexington on Nov. 22.
In recent months, Barr has championed mobile workforce legislation (H.R. 2315), which was passed by the House of Representatives on Sept. 22. He also supported the profession’s ongoing effort to preserve the use of cash accounting for tax purposes, and co-sponsored the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (H.R. 4773), which would ease the impact of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.
“As a member of the influential House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Barr is in a unique position to both guide legislation affecting our economy and the financial markets and serve as a champion of the accounting profession,” said Penny Gold, CEO of KyCPA. “He has always sought KyCPA’s views and factored them into his efforts to shape and advance legislation. We thank him for his diligence and leadership.”
“I am honored to be recognized for my work and record by the Kentucky Society of CPAs,” said Barr. “Like many Kentucky businesses and industries, the KyCPA understands the threat overregulation poses to their members and clients. In the next Congress, I will continue to work to prevent regulatory overreach and to reverse unnecessary red tape for the benefit of all Kentuckians.”
The CPA Champion Award recognizes state and federal legislators who demonstrate exceptional leadership while working to promote and protect the CPA profession.
The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) is a statewide, non-profit professional organization serving CPAs in public accounting firms, business, industry, government, and education. www.kycpa.org.