Yarmuth Calls Atmosphere in DC 'Euphoric'

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says today’s Presidential Inauguration is something he won’t soon forget. He says the entire city of Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country have been swept up in its events. “It’s surprising to me because the times are so serious, the country is in a very, very deep predicament… Continue reading Yarmuth Calls Atmosphere in DC 'Euphoric'

Yarmuth Donates Congressional Salary To Charity

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says he’s again donating his government salary to charity. Yarmuth announced Thursday that 31 Louisville organizations will share just over $120,000. The second-term congressman also donated his previous year’s salary to various groups. Yarmuth says these charities will receive “varying sums:” African-American Heritage Center Alzheimer’s Association Boys and Girls Club… Continue reading Yarmuth Donates Congressional Salary To Charity

Yarmuth Predicts Passage Of Stimulus Bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are back at work this week, ironing out details of a massive economic stimulus package proposed by President-elect Barack Obama. Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is debating the plan. “We know the rough outlines, $800 billion. It’s a massive spending program that… Continue reading Yarmuth Predicts Passage Of Stimulus Bill

Yarmuth Named to House Ways and Means

U.S. House leadership has named Congressman John Yarmuth to the influential House Ways and Means Committee. In an interview last month, Yarmuth said he was pursuing a spot on the committee, after receiving encouragement to do so. He said then he looked forward to possibly working on issues of great importance to the country. “Ways… Continue reading Yarmuth Named to House Ways and Means

Yarmuth Opposes 'Car Czar' Position

Congress is pushing forward with negotiations for a bridge loan to the country’s Big Three automakers. Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says he’s hesitant about parts of the legislation, but thinks it’s necessary. Two of the Big Three – GM and Chrysler – say they’ll fail in weeks, not months, if the government doesn’t give… Continue reading Yarmuth Opposes 'Car Czar' Position

Yarmuth Hopes for New Committee Assignment in January

Congressman John Yarmuth is trying to secure a position on the House Ways and Means committee. Congress convenes this week in a lame duck session. Depending on legwork done last week on Capitol Hill, lawmakers may or may not pursue another economic stimulus package. Legislators WILL select leaders, and set the stage for committee assignments… Continue reading Yarmuth Hopes for New Committee Assignment in January

Yarmuth Hopes Lawmakers Will Pass New Economic Stimulus Measure

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says a good gauge of how the atmosphere in Washington has changed will be if lawmakers can get a second economic stimulus package passed in the lame duck session that starts next week. Democrats in the House approved a new package earlier this year, but it died in the Senate.… Continue reading Yarmuth Hopes Lawmakers Will Pass New Economic Stimulus Measure

Yarmuth, Northup Square Off On KET

The candidates for the U.S. House in the Third District held their second face-to-face debate on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night. Among the issues discussed by Republican challenger Anne Northup and Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth was the war in Iraq. Yarmuth said the war was a “folly” from the beginning. “And it remains a folly,” Yarmuth said.  … Continue reading Yarmuth, Northup Square Off On KET

Kentucky House Members Vote 4-2 Against Bailout

The $700 billion bailout plan for the nation’s financial system that was defeated in the U.S. House Monday drew ‘no’ votes from four of Kentucky’s six representatives in the chamber. One of those ‘no’ votes came from Louisville Democrat John Yarmuth, who says the measure gave too much away to Wall Street firms and didn’t… Continue reading Kentucky House Members Vote 4-2 Against Bailout

Forum to Help Businesses Secure Govt. Contracts

Louisville area small business owners are being invited to participate in a forum Monday on how to secure government contracts. The event will include representatives from the Small Business Administration, local, state and federal governments and the Professional Services Council, the trade organization for government contractors. The council’s Colleen Preston says all will be available to… Continue reading Forum to Help Businesses Secure Govt. Contracts