Category Archives: Yarmuth

In defense of Kentucky mountains

A few days after hundreds of protestors marched on the state capitol and camped out at Gov. Steve Beshear’s capitol office in a demonstration against mountaintop removal, members of Congress passed a spending bill that significantly weakens the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate the mining practice. The legislation cuts $61 billion from the federal […]

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 […]

Yarmuth selected to serve on Ethics Committee

After being named to two key panels last week, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has been appointed to serve on the high-profiled House Ethics Committee in the 112th Congress. In the minority for the first time, Yarmuth is one of only five Democrats chosen for this committee, which is officially charged with upholding the House […]

Yarmuth named to Oversight Committee

In the minority for the first time since being elected to Congress in 2006, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has been appointed to the high-profiled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a panel that is expected to evaluate a number of important issues in the federal government. From Yarmuth’s office: “Over the last four years […]

Yarmuth, Grayson to discuss political tone

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting rampage in Arizona, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and outgoing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson are scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about the necessity of returning civility to the country’s public discourse. The forum, entitled “Do Words Matter in Political Discourse? A Community Discussion,” will […]

Pastor sentenced to two years in federal prison

After a three year investigation, the Rev. Henry Humphrey, pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for defrauding the U.S. government. The case stemmed from the west Louisville minister’s failed attempt to turn the old Maupin Elementary School into an affordable housing complex for senior citizens, which used a […]

Yarmuth pays tribute to Giffords, victims of Tucson shooting

Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY, delivered a speech honoring the victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, AZ this past Saturday. The remarks were made on the floor of the House of Representatives during a discussion of a resolution commemorating the victims, which include Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, who is showing more signs of improvement since […]

Yarmuth condemns shooting of Arizona congresswoman

With varying accounts still being reported, Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY, released the following statement after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, who was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire in an area where the lawmaker was meeting with constituents. From Congressman Yarmuth: “This was a shocking and cowardly act of […]

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 […]