Ky. Rep. Barr scores 125+ co-sponsors for CAROL Act in honor of his late wife who died from heart disease

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., right, and his wife Carol speak with reporters outside his polling place in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., right, and his wife Carol speak with reporters outside his polling place in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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UPDATED 10:57 AM PT – Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Congressman Andy Barr (R-Ky.) introduced a bill in honor of his late wife. The Kentucky lawmaker took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he has secured more than 125 co-sponsors for the CAROL Act so far.

The bill is named after Barr’s 39-year-old wife who died suddenly in July 2020 from heart disease. The congressman said the legislation will help establish funding for life-saving research and increase public awareness about the disease.

The representative said his wife was dedicated to making a positive difference in her community and he hopes she’ll be able to do exactly that through this legislation.

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