Yarmuth’s Mother Rescued From Flood Waters

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was rescued from a vehicle in a rising creek in east Louisville, according to his office. The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning and several roads in downtown and nearby the University of Louisville were closed. Edna Yarmuth, 85, was found in […]

Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is commending Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for backing the state of Montana in a case that revisits the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. Two years ago, justices in a 5-to-4 majority rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme […]

Yarmuth Disses Christie Ahead of Kentucky Visit

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is criticizing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a “yes man” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before his visit to Kentucky. Christie is backing Romney in the fall election over President Barack Obama. He will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Kentucky‚Äôs annual Lincoln Day Dinner on […]

Yarmuth: Permanently Lower Student Loan Rates

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth wants to lower student loan interest rates permanently without paying for them. Last month, House Republicans passed the “Small Business Tax Cut Act” which would provide a $46 billion tax cut plan for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Proponents argue it would help job creators grow the economy, but estimates […]

Yarmuth: Obama Has Right to Politicize bin Laden Death

For most of the week Republicans have been critical of an attack ad by President Obama’s re-election campaign highlighting the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. But Democratic Congress John Yarmuth believes its proper for the president to politicize the issue. The ad released earlier this month features former President Bill Clinton, who says […]

Yarmuth Praises Obama Afghan Speech, But Policy Questions Remain

After more than a decade of war, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is pleased President Obama is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, but the congressman has questions about the policy. The president made a surprise visit to the foreign country on Tuesday to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr. Obama announced […]

Yarmuth Crushing Wicker in Fundraising Totals

The latest fundraising reports from the Federal Election Commission show Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth with an immense lead over Republican challenger Brooks Wicker in Kentucky’s Third Congressional District race. Seeking a fourth term, Yarmuth raised over $80,000 in contributions during the first three months of the year and has more than $432,000 in cash on-hand. […]

Yarmuth Rips Romney Before Louisville Visit

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth has harsh words for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is scheduled to visit Louisville on Thursday for a fundraiser. On a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee, Yarmuth highlighted a Romney campaign event at a shut down factory in Ohio. The presumptive GOP nominee tried to tie the […]

Yarmuth on MSNBC: McConnell is Lying About Health Care Law

Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Live, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up his offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an attempt to debunk the GOP leader’s recent claims about the Affordable Care Act. In March, McConnell wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal calling for a repeal to President Obama’s health care […]

Wicker to Yarmuth: Debate Me

Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker wants Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth to debate him instead of challenging Senator Mitch McConnell. Recently, Yarmuth wrote McConnell a scathing letter accusing the GOP leader of misleading constituents about President Obama’s health care law. The congressman re-issued a call for McConnell to meet him in a public forum on the […]