Yarmuth: Ryan Budget Plan is ‘Slap in the Face’ to Middle-Class

Calling the spending cuts dramatic and wrongheaded, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ripped the federal budget proposal submitted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wi., earlier this week. “The Path to Prosperity” is a fiscal plan that cuts $5 trillion more in spending than President Obama’s budget proposal by making deep cuts to domestic […]

Young Praises GOP Budget Plan

Joining other members of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., came out in support of the controversial budget proposal authored by Republican lawmakers that makes drastic cuts to federal spending and seeks to revamp Medicare. Dubbed “The Path to Prosperity”, the fiscal plan was drafted by House Budget Chairman Paul […]

Obama’s Budget, GOP Primaries Continue, Greece Cleans Up Following Clashes: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: President Barack Obama is sending Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through cuts in government spending and higher taxes on the wealthy. At the same time, he wants to boost spending in key areas such as transportation and education. The spending blueprint is […]

McConnell Bargaining on Debt Ceiling

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the debt limit debate presents “an opportunity” to take on federal spending. Before voting to increase the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, McConnell has called on Congress and President Barack Obama to institute a two-year spending cap. The plan […]

Rogers Proposes $45.7 Billion in Federal Spending Cuts

Setting up another budget battle for the coming fiscal year, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has offered a bill that proposes cutting another $45.7 billion from domestic spending and foreign aid. The plan would slash almost every area of the federal government except for defense spending, which would give […]

Yarmuth Discusses Budget Debate on MSNBC

Calling the debt ceiling issue one of the simplest decisions Congress can make, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., made an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” to discuss his views the Democratic and Republican plans to reduce the national debt and deficit. Check it out: Yarmuth continued his harsh criticism of the proposal submitted by […]

Congress Passes Budget Bill That Yarmuth And Paul Oppose

Averting a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a compromise that cuts to $39 billion from the federal budget, but two members of the Kentucky delegation on opposite sides of the debate opposed the bill. The House passed the proposal 260 to 167, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined 108 other Democrats and […]

President Obama Unveils Deficit Reducion Plan

Vowing to cut $4 trillion in federal spending over 12 years, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the country’s debt that pairs cost-cutting measures with tax increases for the wealthy. A summary of the proposal reins in entitlement program spending, cuts the defense budget, raises $1 trillion by closing loopholes in the tax […]

Budget Deal Details Revealed

Members of Congress are reacting to the details of the budget agreement that averted a government shutdown released  on Tuesday outline nearly $40 billion in spending cuts. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., called the chops to the federal budget historic, but political observers have noted there is still a chance the deal won’t […]

Paul Votes Against Short-Term Spending Bill

After congressional leaders reached an agreement on the federal budget, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., opposed the temporary bill to avert a government shutdown. The freshman senator and Tea Party darling had drafted a Shutdown Prevention Act that his office said would essential federal services continue to function in the absence of a spending bill. […]