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- Wednesday December 10, 2014
"We are better than this – America doesn't condone torture or hide from the truth."
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"Every year on Veterans Day, we come together to honor those who have sacrificed for our liberty and our national defense."
In an op-ed, Rep. Yarmuth shares fond memories of working with Sen. Baker as a Senate staffer in the 1970s.
Rep. Yarmuth joined Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Louisville to tour the Ohio River Bridges Project and push for new federal investment in infrastructure.
Rep. John Yarmuth waved powerful evidence in front of his colleagues in the House last week: A bottle of orange water. "This bottle is filled with water from a well near a mountaintop removal mining operation in Eastern Kentucky," the Louisville Democrat said.
Rep. Yarmuth talks about the radical cuts included in the Republican Budget.
Republican leaders in the House have refused to allow a vote on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
“I was proud to help secure the federal investment that, along with private-sector buy-in, is helping transform this area into a place of optimism and prosperity for both residents and businesses," Yarmuth said.
Simmons College of Kentucky becomes state’s first private, historically black college to receive national accreditation.
“Today’s ruling is an important step forward in the march toward recognition of all marriages under the law and full equality in our Commonwealth," Yarmuth said.
Whether it’s on the air or on the House floor, Yarmuth has challenged the Republican orthodoxy on spending, taxes and, most especially, health care.
On the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Rep. Yarmuth pledged to continue pressing for universal background checks for gun buyers while addressing gun violence prevention supporters in Louisville.
$6 million renovation project is supported through a $5 million federal grant, part of a series of capital investments made in community health centers through the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Yarmuth's annual veterans jobs fair matches veterans with local employers.
We will never have a truly balanced budget or a more equitable tax system while the well-off and well-connected are allowed to control members of Congress and, in turn, key aspects of public debate.
Rep. Yarmuth: Republicans threatening a shutdown refuse to be part of a governing coalition.
House vote directly threatens the health and financial security of the more than 44,000 Louisville families who depend on nutrition assistance to put food on their tables.
Cuts to Head Start programs in Louisville demonstrate foolhardiness of across-the-board cuts to federal investments.
Opponents are using deceptive tactics to prevent Americans from accessing health care options under the Affordable Care Act.
Speaking on the House floor, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky called on Congress to update the 1963 Equal Pay Act and guarantee pay equity for women in the workplace.
Yarmuth: “It was only because there were so many people who determined this was in the long-term best interest of both states and our collective communities that nobody gave up.”
“Louisville is a national leader in the revitalization of American manufacturing, and the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center will help us continue to build on that progress,” Yarmuth said. “Connecting workers with good jobs and employers with a well-trained workforce will help Louisville families succeed in the 21st century economy.”
Yarmuth: “There are thousands of Kentuckians whose lives have already been improved — and some saved — because of the Affordable Care Act.”
While flight delays appear to be the only immediate effect of sequestration in the eyes of many in Congress, looming cuts on the horizon will soon threaten a large population across the country who can afford it the least.
The scientists’peer reviewed research was damning: mountain top removal, the practice of clearing mountaintops of trees and topsoil and then blasting them with explosives to reveal the coal seams underneath, is polluting the Appalachian watershed decreasing organism diversity, increasing flooding and contaminating ground water. The air’s in trouble too, leading to high rates of cancer, heart and respiratory disease.
The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville.
Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth encouraged the Senate to pass legislation creating stricter background checks before purchasing a gun.
Kentucky U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth says the 85-billion dollars in cuts that have been imposed as a result of the federal budget sequester will hurt private business.
Yarmuth introduces campaign finance proposal to curb the influence of money in American politics.
Yarmuth re-introduces a bill to create a federal grant program inspired by Ali.
Yarmuth pledges to do everything in his power to reduce gun violence.
Rep. John Yarmuth will serve on the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Officials will officially break ground on the $101 million Sheppard Square project in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood.
Rep. Yarmuth announced that three Louisville-based banks have received more than $670,000 in federal funding for their investments in distressed areas.
Spalding University has received $5.4 million in federal grants to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students.
Yarmuth presents two Louisville men with nation's highest civilian honor.
Construction begins on 310 unit at original Sheppard Square site.
Governor Beshear orders creation following Supreme Court decision.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen site for a new, $883 million VA hospital.
Congressman Yarmuth responds to the Supreme Court decision to strike down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.
Bill requires comprehensive studies on the health of people living near mountaintop removal mining operations.
Congressman Yarmuth joined Kentucky immigrants and advocates in hailing the Obama Administration's announcement.
Ford Motor Company celebrates the official launch of the company's 2013 Escape model, a result of $5.9 billion in federal incentives.
Family Health Centers in Louisville will receive about $5.4 million in federal grant money under the health care law, which will allow the low-cost clinics to serve about 10,000 more people.
The Courier-Journal publishes Rep. Yarmuth's letter to Sen. McConnell, calling for the Senator to correct his recent false claims about the Affordable Care Act's effects.
In an op-ed in The Voice-Tribune, Rep. Yarmuth writes that with each passing day, money is doing more of the talking in our elections. Strengthening disclosure rules is key to mitigating the harmful effects of money in politics.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth met with more than 100 African-American veterans to discuss veterans’ issues and listen to concerns, The Courier-Journal reports.
In an op-ed in The Courier-Journal, Rep. Yarmuth writes that the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case has damaged our political system, and he asks citizens to speak out against money in politics.
Rep. Yarmuth joined U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to discuss recent successes at Ford's Louisville plants, and the federal program that spurred more than $1.2 billion in new Ford investment and 3,100 new Louisville jobs.
With unemployment levels still above 9% in Louisville, news of jobs is a welcomed announcement. Mayor Greg Fischer and Rep. John Yarmuth teamed up to tout dozens of new jobs at a west Louisville factory.
Responding to a new contract agreement between Ford Motor Company and Louisville’s local United Auto Workers, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised the automobile company and its employees for coming together.
[...] Joining an effort to end giveaways, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced his support of the Big Oil Welfare Repeal Act, which would revoke billions in tax subsidies given to oil companies.
[...]"It's not just something where we help them earn their way to a better life and you can't say that about every graduate from any program right now," Yarmuth said.
[...] U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, applauded the church’s efforts both for helping to clean up the neighborhood and for helping Haiti. He said they could take pride in helping people hey’ve never even met. “This is what citizenship is all about,” Yarmuth said. “That’s what makes a great community.”
We are all vulnerable to a medical emergency, and we are all capable of being a hero in a medical emergency.That was the message from Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville...
[...]"The showcase is a great chance for businesses in Louisville to be matched with eager and capable young people. This project gives young workers an invaluable head start in acquiring career skills, provides business owners with talented employees, and ultimately strengthens our community and our economy for the long-term," said Congressman John Yarmuth.
[...]This is a phenomenal thing for young people to show support for troops. I wanted to thank them, and it means so much for the men and women serving," said Yarmuth (D-KY 3rd).
[...]On this day, Atherton grad himself, Congressman John Yarmuth had to stop and say hello to Ben. Yarmuth just landed $190,000 in federal money for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.
[...]"We couldn’t really go to the average American citizen and say, ‘Here’s what it means to you.’ Now we can do that and we can plan to continue do that and, more importantly, the President has made it clear to us that he intends to do that.”
Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Thursday that at least 9,500 Louisvillians who are expected to fall into Medicare’s Prescription Drug “Donut Hole” coverage gap are eligible to receive a $250 rebate check to help them afford critically needed medicines as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that became law in March.
Rep. John Yarmuth unveiled new legislation that will help make sure American workers and students are prepared to compete in the global economy and secure jobs for the future.
(WHAS11)-Louisville representative John Yarmuth is trying to help create more economic development and will introduce new legislation to cut taxes for commercial real estate purchases.