Yarmuth Touts Stimulus Passage

by Gabe Bullard on January 29, 2009

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says the stimulus bill that passed the House this week could bring billions of dollars to Kentucky.

The bill is now in the Senate. Yarmuth says that body will likely make some changes to the $819 billion package, but he believes provisions that would help the Commonwealth will remain.

“It could be as much as I think about $2.5 billion for Kentucky over the two years,” he says. “That is in all sorts of categories. Funding to help with Medicaid shortfalls, construction and food stamps, the extension of unemployment benefits and roads and highways money.”

Yarmuth says he expects the bill to receive bipartisan support in the Senate. No House Republicans voted for the package.

Indiana stands to gain about $4 billion in the package.

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