Congressman John Yarmuth http://wfpl.org en Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official http://wfpl.org/post/despite-senator-rand-pauls-suggestion-fort-knox-won-t-house-immigrant-children-says-hhs <p>Unaccompanied immigrant children taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border will not be coming to Fort Knox in Kentucky.</p><p>That’s according to an e-mail from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services sent to WFPL, which contradicts a statement Monday by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a business event in Louisville.</p><p>Speaking at the Kentucky Chamber Business Summit, Paul said the federal government was sending some of the children who had been apprehended to the Kentucky military installation.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:59:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9818 at http://wfpl.org Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official Yarmuth Leads Democratic Effort to Craft an 'Action Plan' Ahead of Fall Election http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-leads-democratic-effort-craft-action-plan-ahead-fall-election <p>Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville is spearheading a 100-day action plan that Democrats hope will provide a push to regain the House this fall.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.democraticleader.gov/middle-class-jumpstart/">legislative package unveiled by House Democratic leaders Wednesday</a>&nbsp;emphasizes&nbsp;the middle-class and calls out the Republicans' record of accomplishment.</p><p>Among the ideas being pushed are raising the minimum wage, increased infrastructure spending, and creating tax incentives for U.S. companies operating in the country.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9782 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth Leads Democratic Effort to Craft an 'Action Plan' Ahead of Fall Election Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/federal-ruling-martial-law-against-marriage-says-family-foundation-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge's ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage undermines voters authority to define marriage as they see fit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat's according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-gay rights activists with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, who lashed out at a court decision Tuesday against the Kentucky's gay marriage ban.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:47:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9687 at http://wfpl.org Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-conservatives-claim-victory-after-supreme-courts-hobby-lobby-ruling <p>Conservative leaders in Kentucky are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that closely held corporations can opt out of providing contraceptives under the health care law.</p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says">case was brought by Hobby Lobby</a>, a family-owned business and national chain, which has religious objections to the provision.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9674 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor http://wfpl.org/post/3-top-kentucky-democrats-endorse-jack-conway-governor <p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's campaign for governor received endorsements<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from three leading state Democrats.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:07:17 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9646 at http://wfpl.org 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor Mayor Greg Fischer: Minimum Wage 'Has Not Been a Big Topic’ in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-minimum-wage-has-not-been-big-topic-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer is supportive of a gradual increase to the minimum wage, but the Louisville Democrat said today that it hasn't been a major issue locally.</span></p><p>"Obviously there hasn't been any significant increase in decades in that, but frankly it has not been a big topic of conversation in our city," said Fischer. "I would be supportive, however, if it was."</p><p>Fischer, attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, made the comments during an interview with NPR's Here &amp; Now.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:17:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9624 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer: Minimum Wage 'Has Not Been a Big Topic’ in Louisville Louisville Officials Join 'Bring Our Girls Back' Rally http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-officials-join-bring-our-girls-back-rally <p>Several Louisville public officials joined a rally in downtown to raise awareness and call for action regarding the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school children.</p><p>The terrorist group <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/12/311770464/boko-haram-says-video-shows-missing-nigerian-girls">Boko Haram is claiming responsibility for taking over 200 girls</a> from a Nigerian school last month. They have demanded the release of jailed Islamic militants in exchange for the students.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:05:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9343 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Officials Join 'Bring Our Girls Back' Rally Congressman John Yarmuth 'Thrilled' Over Son Purchasing LEO Weekly http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-thrilled-over-son-purchasing-leo-weekly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman John </span>Yarmuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>D-Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., says he is thrilled that his son is buying the alternative news weekly he founded almost 25 years ago.</span></p><p align="left">Last week it was announced <a href="https://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/04/29/leo-local-and-yarmuth-once-again/">Aaron Yarmuth is leading a group purchasing LEO Weekly</a> from the Nashville-based SouthComm Communications.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:33:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9271 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth 'Thrilled' Over Son Purchasing LEO Weekly Mitch McConnell ‘Extraordinarily Helpful’ in SCOTUS Ruling Eliminating Overall Campaign Gift Limits http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-extraordinarily-helpful-scotus-ruling-eliminating-overall-campaign-gift-limits <p>Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was "extraordinarily helpful" in the Supreme Court case overturning overall campaign gift limits,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to the lead attorney for the plaintiff in the groundbreaking case, which is likely to pour even more money into U.S. elections.</span></p><p>In a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-overall-limits-political-contributions">5-4 decision</a> Wednesday, the high court found that government regulations on aggregate contributions violate the First Amendment rights of donors.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:32:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9045 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell ‘Extraordinarily Helpful’ in SCOTUS Ruling Eliminating Overall Campaign Gift Limits Congressman John Yarmuth Calls for Minimum Wage Hike http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-calls-minimum-wage-hike <p>In a House floor speech Wednesday afternoon, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky called for an increase to the federal minimum wage.</p><p>A hike to hourly wages has been a popular issue for Democrats in 2014, and has been a clear contrast in the U.S. Senate race.</p><p>The congressman is co-sponsoring the <a href="http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/460">Fair Minimum Wage Act</a>, which would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour incrementally over three years.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:07:21 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8982 at http://wfpl.org