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 […]

Daniels Requests Disaster Declaration for Six Indiana Counties

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has asked President Obama to issue a disaster declaration for six southern Indiana counties damaged by last week’s tornadoes to make residents and business owners eligible for federal assistance. Daniels is requesting a declaration for Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. A preliminary assessment has determined that 187 primary […]

McConnell: Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices

Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized the White House’s energy policy, claiming President Obama wants higher gas prices. Across the country the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.76 and it went up for 27 consecutive days. The Oil Price Information Service projects the nationwide average could […]

Democrats Pounce McConnell for Mentioning Iran War Resolution, Military Force

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., advised lawmakers to be cautious about publicly discussing a possible war with Iran after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested the Senate should consider a resolution to would allow President Obama to use military force to prevent the Middle Eastern country from getting nuclear weapons. McConnell said publicly […]

Kentucky Federal Delegation Supports Disaster Declaration

Following Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators, the six members of the state’s House delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s request for a federal disaster declaration. An outbreak of storms and tornadoes last week caused damage to several Kentucky towns and Beshear has asked the president to provide the state with […]

Ron Paul: No Federal Relief for Tornado Victims

Standing by his libertarian principles, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reiterated his opposition to the Federal Emergency Management Agency when he said victims of the deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky should not receive federal aid. Last week, a series of storms across the South and Midwest caused injury, property damage and killed dozens, including small […]

McConnell, Paul Urge President Obama to Support Disaster Declaration

In a joint letter sent to the White House Monday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul urged President Obama to support a request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky after a number of deadly tornadoes struck the commonwealth. Last week, an outbreak of storms caused damage to several towns, […]

Paul Demands Action to Free Detained Americans in Egypt

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Congress to vote on an amendment that would cut U.S. financial support to Egypt until it releases 19 Americans who are being detained in the African country. The amendment would strip Egypt of all foreign aid for 30 days or until it releases […]

McConnell Vows Contraceptive Controversy “Will Not Go Away”

Appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged President Obama will face continued challenges from Congress and the courts regarding insurance coverage of birth control. Last week, the president announced a compromise over a rule that required full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions. […]

Yarmuth Applauds Kentucky Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Praising the decision, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon for the announcement that Kentucky has been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards and can move ahead with its own education reforms. The bipartisan bill was the flagship in education reform for former President George […]