Congressman John Yarmuth

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U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat from Louisville, has been elected to be the ranking minority member on the House Budget Committee, putting him in line to chair the powerful committee if Democrats ever take control of the chamber again.

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U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to withdraw his request for a Medicaid waiver, saying that the federal government will never approve it.

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As the race for the Democratic nomination for president tightens between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Kentucky Democratic Party now knows how many superdelegates it will seat at this year’s party convention.

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According to RealClearPolitics, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has nearly a quarter of the necessary 2,383 delegates to gain her party’s nomination. But her big lead over rival Bernie Sanders is almost entirely due to pledged superdelegates: politicians or party leaders that will get their own say at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

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President Obama’s executive order on gun control is drawing both praise and criticism from Kentucky’s congressional members. 

Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth supports expanding background checks to gun shows and websites.

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Kentucky’s congressional delegation members are expressing a mix of sentiments — from pleasure to anxiety — over House Speaker John Boehner’s surprising announcement that he’s leaving Congress.

State Lawmakers Rally to Raise Minimum Wage

Aug 4, 2014
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Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth and a handful of Democratic state lawmakers rallied today in support of raising the minimum wage in Kentucky from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

Kentucky officials are again approaching the United States Drug Enforcement Administration about growing industrial hemp in the state. 

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Kentucky's 3rd District U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth believes House Speaker John Boehner  could bring a quick end to the partial government shutdown that began Tuesday. The Jefferson County Democrat appeared Thursday on Insight Cable’s Pure Politics.

“There’s only one way that this impasse can be avoided and that’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’t act," said Yarmuth.

Yarmuth said the continuing resolutions House Republicans have been approving to fund parts of the government are a waste of time.

Yarmuth: sequester hurts business

Apr 12, 2013
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Kentucky U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth says the 85-billion dollars in cuts that have been imposed as a result of the federal budget sequester will hurt private business. The Jefferson County Democrat says seven of the nine largest employers in his district rely to a significant extent on business from the federal government. Yarmuth spoke Thursday during a meeting of the house budget committee. The acting director of the White House office of Management and Budget told the panel the sequester is likely to cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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