House Passes Bill to Let States Regulate Coal Ash

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash—a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. The bill gives control of coal ash disposal to the states, which are required to regulate it as least as stringently as municipal waste. Environmental groups opposed the bill, arguing […]

House Vote Expected Friday on Bill to Delay Air Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill tomorrow that would change the way the Clean Air Act is administered. The bill is called TRAIN for short—the long name is the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011. TRAIN began as a bill to require analysis […]

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 […]

House Minority Leader Boehner Fundraises for Lally

While growing attention from the National Republican Congressional Committee and now a visit from the House’s top Republican could boost chances for Todd Lally, who is running against Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) for the third district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, his campaign coffers are still less than half as full as Yarmuth’s as the fall campaign season kicks off.

Yarmuth Lauds Passage Of Health Care Bills; Chandler Votes 'No'

By Rick Howlett With one exception, members of the Kentucky and Indiana congressional delegations voted along party lines in last night’s House passage of sweeping health care overhaul legislation. Kentucky’s four Republican House members and Democrat Ben Chandler voted against the two bills. Chandler said he couldn’t support the entire package because it places too […]

Guthrie Files For Re-election

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed candidacy papers to seek a second term next year. The Bowling Green Republican dropped by the State Capitol to fill out the paperwork and pay his qualifying fee. He tells Kentucky Public Radio his first year in Washington has been interesting and challenging. […]

KY, IN Health Care Votes Generally Follow Party Lines

Kentucky and Indiana members of the U.S. House generally voted along party lines Saturday  night as the chamber narrowly approved a Democratic-sponsored landmark health care overhaul bill.  Democratic Third District Congressman John Yarmuth was the only Kentucky representatative to vote for the plan. Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler of Lexington was one of 39 Democrats to […]

Stimulus Plan Nearing Floor Vote

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says he expects a huge economic stimulus proposal to come up for a House floor vote next week. Yarmuth is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has completed work on the $275 billion tax portion of the legislation. He believes it has the potential to get […]