The recent compromise on the Bush-era tax cuts between the President and congressional Republicans has not received a warm welcome from many Capitol Hill lawmakers, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is among them.
Every year, delegates meet to discuss business, receive awards, elect officers and to determine their legislative priorities.
Executive Vice President David Beck says the bureau may revise its stance on certain provisions in the healthcare overhaul law, but the main focus will likely be the upcoming farm bill.
Brown’s speech largely focused on reducing spending and keeping taxes at their current levels. When asked where spending cuts should be made, he declined to specify, and said that could be determined through a thorough review of all government programs.
The state applied for the loan through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses private investments to help finance projects that will benefit multiple communities. Congressman John Yarmuth says he recently received a letter from HUD officials that said they were optimistic the loan could be arranged.
Napolitano stopped in Lexington and Louisville Thursday. In Louisville, she talked with elected officials and first responders about federal aid and programs to fight crime, terrorism and illegal immigration.
The Obama Administration is expected to ease travel restrictions on Cuba soon. One observer says the move is welcome, but a bolder step would bolster Kentucky business there.
$8.5 million in federal stimulus funds is being put to use in Louisville repairing streets and sidewalks. And the projects are changing the way local funds are spent.
Billboards calling the Kennedy Bridge “structurally deficient” will soon be up in Louisville.
The signs are the work of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, which held a rally downtown Thursday to call for more federal infrastructure spending.
Biden will visit GE’s Appliance Park, where stimulus dollars are funding the manufacture of energy-efficient appliances. Yarmuth says he thinks the visit will help generate positive public opinion of the stimulus package.
A joint committee of House and Senate members approved a regulatory overhaul today (Friday), and it could clear both chambers next week.