Hamilton says during his tenure he was often turned down for appearances on talk shows because his opinions were too nuanced to be quickly explained. That, he says, has led to the overrepresentation of the most extreme or simple opinions.
The high-profile post places Yarmuth across the table from California Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the committee. Issa has said he intends to use the committee’s power to conduct hundreds of interviews and investigate the Obama administration, which he calls corrupt.
Fischer and several other mayors met with President Barack Obama Friday. And Fischer says there wasn’t much talk of further government spending for cities.
Yarmuth, who favors the law, says the repeal debate will give he and like-minded Democrats the opportunity to discuss the legislation more clearly than they could when it was first up for a vote.
Shortly before he walked into a public event, Yarmuth said there has been a lot of discussion about security in the last week, and many representatives are most concerned about protecting their constituents.
Transplant programs often depend on federal grants. Breidenbach says he doesn’t think the growth of a medical center in Arizona will put any of Louisville’s funding at risk, but all federal funds may be harder to secure if a ban on earmarks is imposed.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth calls any full repeal of the law symbolic and unlikely to pass the Senate. But, he hopes the majority keeps trying anyway, because it will lead to a new debate on the legislation.
Yarmuth says he’s been pleased with new Republican Speaker John Boehner’s nods to bipartisanship, but he’s not sure whether that will pan out over the next two years. While Yarmuth has his concerns about GOP’s plans for the upcoming session, he says the party may have difficulty reigning in newly-elected representatives.
Like many newly elected Republicans, Young wants to cut government spending and the deficit. One of the first such issues Young will have a chance to vote on is whether to raise the nation’s debt-ceiling. A higher ceiling would allow the country to carry more debt.
Despite a national population shift to the south and west, Kentucky’s congressional delegation will not change as a result of the 2010 census. But that doesn’t mean the state’s legislative districts will go unchanged.