Yarmuth Bill to End Oil Subsidies, Return Cash to Motorists

Echoing President Barack Obama’s call to close tax loopholes for the oil and gas industry, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., unveiled a bill Monday that will end federal subsidies to oil companies and return the savings to American motorists. The Gas Rebate Act of 2012 would take the nearly $40 billion in savings from closing […]

Yarmuth Rips Limbaugh During Women’s History Month Address

In a House floor speech celebrating Women’s History Month, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., called out talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s crude remarks about a Georgetown law student as part of a larger Republican assault on women. Earlier this week, Limbaugh apologized to 30-year-old Sandra Fluke after calling the women’s rights activist a “slut” and […]

Kentucky Federal Delegation Supports Disaster Declaration

Following Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators, the six members of the state’s House delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s request for a federal disaster declaration. An outbreak of storms and tornadoes last week caused damage to several Kentucky towns and Beshear has asked the president to provide the state with […]

Yarmuth Discusses Tax Cut Deal, Presidential Race and Iran

Appearing on WFPL News, U.S. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., discussed his views on the growing conflict with Iran, the U.S. presidential race and reforming the way congressional seats are drawn in the Kentucky General Assembly. The U.S. has imposed severe economic sanctions on Iran. The nation has launched war games to practice defending its borders and […]

News Special: Congressman John Yarmuth

Congressman John Yarmuth has proposed amending the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United ruling. But he also supports the President’s decision to endorse a SuperPAC in this year’s election. We’ll talk to Congressman Yarmuth about these and other issues, and give you a chance to share your questions and thoughts at 502-814-8255. Join us Wednesday […]

Yarmuth Co-sponsors Bill Requiring Financial Disclosure in Campaigns

Continuing his crusade against the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has co-sponsored legislation that requires full disclosure of corporate and special-interest money in elections. The high court’s decision allows corporations to spend unlimited funds either directly or through third parties and political action committees to influence elections. The […]

Yarmuth Applauds Kentucky Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Praising the decision, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon for the announcement that Kentucky has been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards and can move ahead with its own education reforms. The bipartisan bill was the flagship in education reform for former President George […]

Yarmuth Defends Obama Reversal on Super PACs

Despite Democratic opposition to fundraising from outside groups, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., supports President Obama’s decision to endorse a Super PAC working on behalf of his re-election campaign. Earlier this week, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced that senior campaign and White House officials, including cabinet members, will attend and speak at Super PAC […]

Wicker Alleges Congressional Redistricting Favors Yarmuth, Democrats

Frustrated with the redistricting process in Frankfort, Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker alleges the plan threatens the viability of the Jefferson County GOP and is calling on supporters to lobby state lawmakers. The Louisville accountant is challenging Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth, who is seeking his fourth term in office representing Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district, which […]