Yarmuth: Cantor is a Big Problem

Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Thursday, Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised President Barack Obama’s work on the debt ceiling talks while criticizing Republican congressional leaders for being irresponsible during the negotiations as the federal government faces default on the August 2 deadline. Joined by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ., Yarmuth blasted House GOP Leader Eric… Continue reading Yarmuth: Cantor is a Big Problem

Yarmuth Escalates Bachmann Criticism

Responding to Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s first campaign ad, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up criticism of his congressional colleagues bid for the White House. In a 30-second spot that began airing in Iowa last week, Bachmann vowed to vote against an increase of the debt ceiling while touting her conservative views. She… Continue reading Yarmuth Escalates Bachmann Criticism

Bachmann Unveils First TV Ad

Vowing to vote against an increase of the debt ceiling, Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann released her first television ad Thursday, which will begin airing in Iowa. The 30-second spot titled “Waterloo” touts the Minnesota congresswoman’s staunch conservatism and Iowa roots. It features Bachmann talking straight into the camera, telling voters about her family values… Continue reading Bachmann Unveils First TV Ad

Yarmuth Eager to Support Bachmann Presidential Bid—Sort of

Speaking to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s editorial board Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., made it clear he’s supporting Republican colleague Michelle Bachmann in next year’s presidential election. Well, sort of. “Strictly from a partisan perspective, I hope she’s the nominee of the Republican Party,” Yarmuth said. “Because (President) Obama will win 50 states.” Ouch! No… Continue reading Yarmuth Eager to Support Bachmann Presidential Bid—Sort of

Yarmuth Praises Obama Debt Address, Criticizes GOP Leaders

Reacting to the president’s address about ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., slammed Republican leaders for playing politics with the nation’s credit and believes Democrats won’t support a deal unless it includes wealthier Americans making sacrifices. At a news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama said raising revenue had to be an option… Continue reading Yarmuth Praises Obama Debt Address, Criticizes GOP Leaders

Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

After more than 400 job seekers attended a “Build Your Skills” workshop last year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Wednesday that he would host a second set of free seminars for those seeking job opportunities. The event will offer Louisville residents who are unemployed, underemployed or looking to change careers a chance to receive… Continue reading Yarmuth Announces New Jobs Workshop

Yarmuth Wants “Significant” Drawdown Of Afghanistan Troops

President Obama has unveiled his plan tonight for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Mr. Obama says the U.S. will pull out 10,000 troops by the end of this year, with a total of 33,000 brought home by next summer. There are currently 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and there have been demands in… Continue reading Yarmuth Wants “Significant” Drawdown Of Afghanistan Troops

Yarmuth, Colleagues Urge “Sizable” U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville is among a bi-partisan group of House lawmakers who signed a letter to President Obama urging him to begin a “significant and sizable” reduction in U.S. forces in Afganistan starting next month. The president will detail his troop drawdown plan in an address to the nation tonight. Defense officials have… Continue reading Yarmuth, Colleagues Urge “Sizable” U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Louisville Airport Receives $6.6 Million

Paying for vital upgrades, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced that the Louisville International Airport is receiving $6.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for a new construction project. The federal funds will go toward completing work on the Taxiway Alpha project, which is designed to ensure the terminal can handle the largest and newest… Continue reading Louisville Airport Receives $6.6 Million

Yarmuth Secures $1.1 Million for YouthBuild

Joined by community organizers and city officials , U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., presented YouthBuild Louisville with $1.1 million in federal funding that will be used to help at-risk teenagers enroll in college and find jobs over the summer. The alternative program offers individuals aged 16-24 with job training for in-demand industry careers nationwide. Locally… Continue reading Yarmuth Secures $1.1 Million for YouthBuild