The Washington Post http://wfpl.org en WaPo Questions Yarmuth Votes and Family Ties http://wfpl.org/post/wapo-questions-yarmuth-votes-and-family-ties <p>An <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-members-back-legislation-that-could-benefit-themselves-relatives/2012/10/07/c2fa7d94-f3a9-11e1-a612-3cfc842a6d89_story.html">analysis by <em>The Washington Post</em></a> shows U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has supported a number of bills that benefit the home health care industry, which the three-term Congressman has a $5 million investment in through his brother's business.</p><p>The article looks at several members of Congress who have either sponsored or co-sponsored legislation that could personally benefit themselves or a family members's businesses. It goes through financial disclosure forms and other public records, and questions whether more reforms are needed.</p><p>Yarmuth’s brother owns <a href="http://www.patientcare.com/ataglance.php">Almost Family, a home health care business</a> that provides nursing, rehabilitation and other personal care services. The newspaper reports that Yarmuth, who is a shareholder, did seek an opinion from the ethics committee on whether he could vote on bills relating to the industry when he took office in 2007.</p><p>But a trade group representing home health care businesses has lobbied on five bills Yarmuth has co-sponsored.</p><p>From <em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-members-back-legislation-that-could-benefit-themselves-relatives/2012/10/07/c2fa7d94-f3a9-11e1-a612-3cfc842a6d89_story_4.html">The Washington Post</a>:</em></p><blockquote><p>In office, Yarmuth joined the congressional <a data-xslt="_http" href="http://www.congressweb.com/nahc/docfiles/Home%20Health%20Working%20Group.pdf" target="_blank">Home Health Caucus</a>, a group of two dozen lawmakers that promotes the value of in-home health care. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:58:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1929 at http://wfpl.org WaPo Questions Yarmuth Votes and Family Ties Washington Post Calls Out Obama Over Ohio River Bridges http://wfpl.org/post/washington-post-calls-out-obama-over-ohio-river-bridges <p>In a fact-check of President Obama&#39;s recent speech, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-whopper-about-an-ohio-river-bridge/2012/04/30/gIQA7NMasT_blog.html"><em>The Washington Post</em> scolded the president</a> for using old talking points and incorrectly identifying the Sherman Minton Bridge as closed while lashing out at Republican leaders. On Monday, Mr. Tue, 01 May 2012 15:18:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 90 at http://wfpl.org