Paul Wants End of ‘False Partisanship’ , Calls for Compromise

Speaking at the 48th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stressed compromise and called on both parties to relinquish their ‘false partisanship’ as the 12-member super committee prepares to meet. The bipartisan panel has until late November 23 to recommend $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. […]

Congressman Yarmuth on WFPL News Special

Congressman John Yarmuth dropped in today for an hour-long WFPL News Special.  Gabe Bullard hosted, and Congressman Yarmuth addressed listener comments and questions on a variety of topics including the debt ceiling negotiations, unemployment, the recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, President Obama’s performance, the JCPS student assignment plan, and more. The program will […]

NRCC Launches Robo-Call Against Yarmuth (AUDIO)

Going after House Democrats during the congressional recess, the National Republican Congressional Committee launched a robo-call Tuesday targeting U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., criticizing the congressman over the economy and rising cost of living. From the NRCC: “While some are changing the conversation in Washington to one of spending cuts and economic growth, John Yarmuth […]

Kentucky House Delegation Supports Bourbon Bill

The entire Kentucky delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives supports a bill to change the federal tax code to benefit the commonwealth’s bourbon industry. Lawmakers contend there is inequality in the Internal Revenue Service because bourbon is aged and must be carried in storage for extended periods compared to other distilled spirits. Introduced by Congressmen […]

Yarmuth Explains “No” Vote on Debt Ceiling Deal

After weeks of contentious negotiations, the U.S House of Representatives easily passed a measure to raise the country’s debt ceiling Monday and avoid the first federal government default. The vote was 269 to 161, but many Democratic slammed bill, including Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who released the following statement in response to his NO vote […]

Concerned About Debt Deal, Yarmuth Urges Obama to Use 14th Amendment

On Sunday morning, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told MSNBC the continuing debt ceiling negotiations worry Democratic lawmakers in the House due to reports of across the board spending cuts without any tax increases. “It’s going to be very difficult for Democrats to swallow,” said Yarmuth. What’s more troubling to the Kentucky congressman is that […]

Yarmuth Scolds Washington in CNBC Interview

Appearing on CNBC Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told the business network Americans are fed up with the calamity in Washington over the ongoing debt ceiling deliberations as the August 2 deadline looms. Yarmuth was asked what his constituents are thinking about the frustrating negotiations, and the three-term congressman ripped congressional leaders as the […]

Fischer Calls for Debt Ceiling Agreement

Dabbling in the national debate, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is calling on President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to compromise on the country’s debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline. The mayor warned against a possible default, saying it would have a negative impact on Metro Government and “every aspect of American life.” Earlier this […]

Yarmuth: Ideology Does Not Pay Bills

Speaking from the House floor last Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., berated congressional Republicans for having an agenda “driven by a reckless Tea Party ideology” during ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. The Kentucky congressman says the GOP is ignoring reality and the economic consequences if the government default after the August 2 deadline. Check it […]

Yarmuth: GOP Plan Takes Country Back to 1966

Speaking on the House floor Tuesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., denounced the Tea Party-backed “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan introduced by congressional Republicans. The congressman said for the past few years people have been chanting to “take our country back” and the GOP proposal takes the federal budget to 1966 by shredding the safety […]