Latest John Yarmuth News

2 more House Democrats retiring, underscoring 2022 obstacles

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two longtime Democratic congressmen with a combined six decades of experience announced Monday that they plan to retire at the end of their terms, another worrying sign for the party's uphill climb to keep control of the House in next year's midterm elections. ...

Democrats narrowly best GOP in House campaign fundraising

Oct. 14, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundraising committee aiming to help Democrats maintain control of the House said Thursday it raised $106.5 million through the end of last month, narrowly edging the $105 million its Republican counterpart announced collecting over the same period. ...

Kentucky US Rep. John Yarmuth won't seek reelection in 2022

Oct. 12, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the influential chairman of the House Budget Committee who has played a key role in pushing for President Joe Biden's agenda to expand the nation's social safety net, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek another term in next...

Panel OKs Dems' $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda

Sep. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee on Saturday, but one Democrat voted “no,” illustrating the challenges party leaders face in winning the near unanimity they'll need to...

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

Sep. 18, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote “no” because Republicans will be unanimously opposed. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci;...

House panel rejects drug pricing plan in setback to Biden

Sep. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee dealt an ominous if tentative blow Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s huge social and environment package, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs. The House Energy and...

Kentucky's plan for $611 million in school spending approved

Aug. 13, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's plan to use its final $611 million batch of funds from the American Rescue Plan to support full-time, in-person learning during the pandemic has won federal approval. The state also plans to use the money to support social-emotional...