Congressman Yarmuth Joins Twitter

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth has joined Twitter. The Louisville Democrat is far from the first Kentucky politician to join the social network. He follows  Republican Senator Rand Paul and GOP congressmen Brett Guthrie, Geoff Davis and Ed Whitfield. Earlier this year, Paul and President Barack Obama had a (very) brief policy chat on Twitter over the debt ceiling. […]

Paul, Yarmuth Will Join Obama Aboard Air Force One Today

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., will travel with President Obama on Air Force One Thursday morning en route to the Brent Spence Bridge in northern Kentucky. The president is visiting the span in Cincinnati to rally support for his jobs plan and both lawmakers plan to speak with Mr. […]

Resolution Urges Expedited Ohio River Bridges Project

Citing the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, leaders of the Louisville Metro Council Transportation and Public Works Committee have drafted a resolution calling for an expedited construction schedule for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Councilman Robin Engel, R-22, and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, who head the transportation committee, drafted the non-binding measure to […]

McConnell, Yarmuth, Young and Fischer to Tour Sherman Minton Bridge

Inspectors have been surveying the damage on the Sherman Minton Bridge for over a week, and Saturday, they’ll be joined by a group of elected officials. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Senate Minority Mitch McConnell and U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth and Todd Young will join federal and state transportation officials on a tour of the bridge. […]

Northup Slams River Fields, Yarmuth Over Bridges

Appearing on 84 WHAS radio Thursday morning to discuss the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, former Congresswoman Anne Northup blamed the conservation group River Fields and incumbent Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., for the city’s inadequate infrastructure. The Sherman Minton Bridge shut down last week after Indiana inspectors found a crack in the main load-bearing […]

Yarmuth Discusses Sherman Minton Bridge on Maddow

Sounding the alarm about the country’s infrastructure needs, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday to discuss the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. The sudden closure of the bridge last week has rerouted thousands living in Louisville and southern Indiana, who’ve had to find an alternate route across […]

Yarmuth Says Sherman Minton Repairs as Serious as Disaster Relief

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth has called the White House to discuss the Sherman Minton Bridge closure. “We have no idea at this point the extent of the repairs that would be needed or even if the bridge can be repaired,” says Yarmuth. “There’s a chance this is going to require a significant expenditure of […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Respond to Jobs Plan

Elected officials in Kentucky are split along party lines on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan. Tonight, the president put forward a $450 billion proposal to create jobs. It calls for infrastructure spending, payroll tax cuts, an extension of unemployment benefits and reforms to Medicaid and Social Security. Junior Senator Rand Paul was the first lawmaker […]

Yarmuth Wants Bold Ideas from Obama Jobs Speech

Joining fellow members of Congress, U.S. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is eager to hear President Barack Obama’s jobs plan Thursday night, which could entail at least $300 billion in tax cuts and federal aid to local communities. The proposal is being called “The American Jobs Act” and includes a two percent payroll tax cut, extending unemployment […]

Yarmuth: Congressional Help for Postal Service is a Long Shot

The U.S. Postal Service is on the brink of defaulting on its employee pension obligations and is asking congressional leaders for assistance, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says lawmakers may have too much on their plate to help the ailing agency. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday the agency was likely […]