Category Archives: U.S. Congress

Yarmuth says ‘King-for-a-Day’ rule deprives both parties

Arguing that a new House Budget Committee rule disenfranchises Democrats and Republicans, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky. issued a blistering statement reacting to the $36 billion cuts that chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., submitted into the Congressional Record earlier this week. From Yarmuth’s office: “One of the founding principles of our nation is that elected representatives of […]

For fourth straight year, Yarmuth donates salary to local charities

For the fourth straight year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has donated his Congressional salary to over two dozen Louisville charities. It’s a practice Yarmuth has been doing since taking office in 2006. “We are very fortunate to have so many charities and organizations dedicated to improving our city and supporting individuals and families in […]

Real Paultards of D.C.

The news that Kentucky Sen.-elect Rand Paul is moving in a condo with his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, sounds like a plot for a situation comedy or reality TV show, but the two will in fact be “roomies” when the 112th Congress convenes. From WLKY: “I think we’ll get along well. In fact, I […]

Yarmuth: It gets better

After a spate of gay teen suicides last fall, alt-weekly guru and Seattle Stranger columnist Dan Savage started the Make it Better Project It Gets Better Project aimed at LGBT youth who are dealing with constant bullying and harassment. The video campaign went viral with a number of celebrities and political leaders jumping on the […]

Yarmuth responds to job cuts at Jewish Hospital

The economic woes in this lingering recession continue as Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced that it is cutting 500 jobs from its work force. The job cuts will result in 250 actual workers being laid off. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, KY-3, a Democrat, released the following statement: “This is heart-breaking news for the […]

Jack attacks

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway was out of town during the heated nose-to-nose protests over U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s one-man crusade to block extension of unemployment benefits, but he did tape his first television campaign ad, which focuses on the recent fiasco. The advertisement also takes time to throw jabs […]

Lunchbox: Blame Bunning

Lead blocker: Everything from federal road construction to financial plans for the Ohio River Bridges Project is being blamed on U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s stubborn one-man filibuster over extending unemployment benefits. And because of his strained relationship with Republican leadership (read: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell), Bunning’s obstructionism could cost the GOP, which is already troubled […]

A new Specter

As you probably know by now, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Traitorsville) has announced he is switching parties to become a Democrat. That means if Specter caucuses with Dems and Al Franken wins in Minnesota, the party of the president has a filibuster-proof majority. Upon hearing this news, we did what is customary anytime bad news […]

Yarmuth’s NASA amendment passes

Today your government actually got something done. Congressman John Yarmuth’s NASA amendment, which requires the agency to make global warming data, critical research, and other scientific discoveries available to the public, passed in a voice vote in the House of Representatives. Though not a hot button issue, the amendment underlines the importance of government transparency […]

Yarmuth’s NASA amendment passes

Today your government actually got something done. Congressman John Yarmuth’s NASA amendment, which requires the agency to make global warming data, critical research, and other scientific discoveries available to the public, passed in a voice vote in the House of Representatives. Though not a hot button issue, the amendment underlines the importance of government transparency […]