House of Representatives http://wkms.org en Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage http://wkms.org/post/leach-congressional-campaign-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man hoping to be the first Democrat to represent Kentucky’s second U.S. House seat since 1994&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he decided to run for Congress while overseas. Ron Leach is a retired Army major and former&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">special forces medic who lives in Meade County.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:56 +0000 Kevin Willis 39978 at http://wkms.org Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-says-boehner-needs-rely-democratic-votes-avoid-debt-default <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&#39;s </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District U.S. Congressman John </span>Yarmuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes House Speaker John Boehner </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;could bring a quick end to the partial government shutdown that began&nbsp;Tuesday. The Jefferson County Democrat appeared Thursday on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Insight Cable&rsquo;s Pure Politics</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s only one way that this impasse can be avoided and that&rsquo;s if Speaker Boehner decides that he can rely on democratic votes and combined with republican votes to get the government functioning again and also to defaulting on our debts as a nation which will happen in a couple of weeks if we don&rsquo;t act,&quot; said Yarmuth.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yarmuth said the continuing resolutions House Republicans have been approving to fund parts of the government are a waste of time.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:28:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35456 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program http://wkms.org/post/congress-debates-legislative-cuts-food-stamps-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director </span>Gwenda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bond said any SNAP benefit&nbsp;reduction&nbsp;will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:22:54 +0000 Rob Canning 35181 at http://wkms.org Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program Kentucky 2nd District House Republican Candidates Speak on WKY Economic Growth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-2nd-district-house-republican-candidates-speak-wky-economic-growth <p>Western Kentucky&rsquo;s economic growth is a hot topic among the candidates for the 2<sup>nd</sup> district State Representative. At a public forum in Graves County last night, Republican candidate Patrick Fisher said stimulating business in the region is going to take both self-improvement and effective networking with outside businesses.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:22:03 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17945 at http://wkms.org Kentucky 2nd District House Republican Candidates Speak on WKY Economic Growth Kentucky 2nd District House Democrat Candidates Speak on Tax Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-2nd-district-house-democrat-candidates-speak-tax-reform <p>The four candidates for Kentucky&rsquo;s 2<sup>nd</sup> District House seat presented their platforms in a public forum in Mayfield last night.&nbsp; Democrat Kelly Whitaker spoke about how she would like to see Kentucky reform its tax code. Whitaker says the Commonwealth&rsquo;s current system focuses on income and property taxes.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 15:43:33 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17937 at http://wkms.org Kentucky 2nd District House Democrat Candidates Speak on Tax Reform