Yarmuth Donates Congressional Salary to Local Charities

For the fifth straight year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has donated his congressional salary to over two dozen Louisville non-profit organizations. Yarmuth made the pledge to give away his annual salary when he first ran for Congress in 2006, and has contributed more than $600,000 since taking office. “With our economy in recovery, a […]

Yarmuth Praises Obama Address for Contrasting Income Inequality

Calling America’s wealth disparity the defining issue of our time, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised President Obama’s annual State of the Union as a strong and decisive speech. The nationally televised address was framed with a call that every American deserves a fair shake and should pay their fair share. Before Mr. Obama’s address, […]

Yarmuth Praises Giffords’ Public Service

A year after being severely wounded in a shooting rampage, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Az., is resigning from Congress. In a YouTube video announcement, Giffords said leaving office is what is best for her constituents and she will step down this week to devote more time to rehabilitation. The governor of Arizona has 72 hours […]

Yarmuth Introduces Muhammad Ali Legacy Act

Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., unveiled the Muhammad Ali Legacy Act, which establishes a federal grant program to preserve the legendary boxer’s humanitarian efforts to promote global respect, understanding and communication. The bill authorizes $5 million a year for three years, which would be administered by the State Department […]

Yarmuth Files for Re-Election

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., began his re-election campaign Monday by filing his paperwork with the secretary of state’s office. Elected to Congress in 2006, Yarmuth was part of a wave election that saw Republicans lose control of the House but Democratic control was lost in 2010. The party will need to recapture 25 seats […]

Yarmuth Anticipates More Washington Gridlock

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., predicts the New Year will bring more partisanship to Congress as the presidential election heats up. Last year, Congress faced a possible government shutdown and a contentious debate to extend the payroll tax cuts among several other partisan debates. For most of the year the Republican-controlled House clashed with the […]

Yarmuth Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Case

Seeking to overturn the Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., filed a bill Tuesday that would amend the U.S. Constitution to get money out of politics by toppling key provisions of the Supreme Court’s controversial decision. The bipartisan legislation was introduced alongside U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-Nc., and establishes that financial expenditures and […]

Yarmuth Dislikes Senate Bill, But Favors Payroll Tax Cut Compromise

Despite misgivings about certain provisions, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., favors the payroll tax cut deal and believes the House should approve it. The Senate passed a two-month extension of the tax relief over the weekend, but Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., said Sunday the Republican caucus would reject the bipartisan deal. The speaker says Republicans […]

Democrats Backing Off Millionaires to Compromise on Payroll Tax Cuts

With time running out before the expiration of the payroll tax cuts, Democrats are dropping their proposal to tax the wealthiest Americans to pay for the relief as a way to compromise with their Republican counterparts. The legislation to extend the cuts passed the House earlier this week, but not without contention or the remaining […]

House Passes Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama, the House has approved a Republican-sponsored bill extending the payroll tax cuts for another year. The final vote was 234 to 193, with only ten Democrats supporting the bill. It is expected the Democratic-controlled Senate will reject the measure due to certain GOP policy provisions. U.S. Rep. Todd […]