Congressman John Yarmuth

Government
11:38 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp

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

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Politics
11:28 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default

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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.

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Politics
11:23 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Yarmuth: sequester hurts business

An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States.
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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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Politics
11:53 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law

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Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act.

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