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.
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.
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.
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.
Many Republicans in Washington have come out in support of a moratorium on earmarks, but it remains to be seen if the earmarks will stop, or government spending will decline.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s concerned about the potential for partisanship in the House of Representatives over the next two years.
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.
Yarmuth defeated Todd Lally Tuesday night. In his acceptance speech, Yarmuth criticized Lally and other Republicans for trying to tie Democratic candidates to President Barack Obama and outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.