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John A. Yarmuth
John Yarmuth.jpg
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAnne Northup (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.51 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,925,308
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolJ. M. Atherton High School
Bachelor'sYale University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 4, 1947
Place of birthLouisville, Kentucky
ProfessionWriter, Television Journalist
Net worth$21,201,024.50
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John A. Yarmuth campaign logo
John A. Yarmuth (b. November 4, 1947, in Louisville, KY) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District. Yarmuth was first elected to the House in 2006.

He won re-election in 2012.[1] He defeated challenger Burrel Charles Farnsley in the Democratic primary and defeated Robert DeVore Jr. (I) and Brooks Wicker (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the nomination in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Yarmuth is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Yarmuth was born on November 4, 1947, in Louisville, KY, where he also attended high school. He earned both his B.A. from Yale University in 1969 and went on to attend Georgetown University Law School from 1971-1972. Outside of politics, Yarmuth has worked as a writer, a publisher, a television journalist, the Associate Vice President of University Relations at the University of Louisville and a healthcare executive.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Yarmuth's political career[5]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Yarmuth serves on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

Yarmuth served on the following House committees:[8]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Yarmuth's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Yarmuth voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Yarmuth voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Yarmuth voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Yea3.png Yarmuth voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Yarmuth voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Yarmuth voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Yarmuth voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Yarmuth voted for HR 2775.[23]

Pay during government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yarmuth has donated his entire annual salary to Louisville-area charities since he first entered Congress in 2007, and will continue to do so through the shutdown.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Yarmuth voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Yarmuth voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Yarmuth voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Yarmuth voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Yarmuth voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

John Yarmuth's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Yarmuth is a Liberal Populist. Yarmuth received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 6 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[28][29] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Yarmuth was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[28][29]

Political positions

Yarmuth voted for TARP.[30] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[31]

Yarmuth also supported the auto bailout.[32] As of September 13, 2010, 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[33]

In addition, Yarmuth voted for the stimulus bill.[34] Among voters, 57% believed that the stimulus either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%), while 38% believed the stimulus helped the economy.[35]

Yarmuth also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[36] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[37]

Yarmuth supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[38] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help and 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[39]

Finally, Yarmuth voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[40] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. Among likely voters, 35% oppose repeal and 51% believed the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[41]

Campaign themes

2012

The issues below were highlighted on Yarmuth's campaign website.

  • Economy/Jobs

Excerpt: "When Congressman Yarmuth came to Washington, one of the first votes he cast helped raise the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade. After raising the minimum wage, the Congressman helped craft an economic recovery package that put hundreds of dollars into the hands of more than 130 million American families-including seniors and disabled veterans."[42]

  • Education

Excerpt: "A vocal opponent of the current No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congressman Yarmuth is working to improve our K-12 education system. He has called on leadership to replace the punitive structure of NCLB with positive goals that reward success and provide professional development and financial support to help turn around struggling schools."[43]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "Congressman Yarmuth believes we have a moral obligation as a nation to ensure every citizen has access to quality, affordable health care. With 47 million Americans uninsured and millions more underinsured, the situation is in crisis by any standard."[44]

  • Immigration

Excerpt: "The Congressman is also committed to strictly enforcing our nation's employment laws. He advocates employer accountability with a strong verification system and a worker program that will protect American jobs and businesses."[45]

  • Iraq/National Security

Excerpt: "Congressman Yarmuth believes war is a last resort, and the best way to keep our troops out of harm's way is for the United States to immediately begin removing its military footprint in Iraq. This means restricting all military personnel to defensive and training roles, and ensuring that no American troops are in harm's way."[46]

  • Seniors

Excerpt: "America is built by the generations that came before us, and Congressman Yarmuth is fighting to ensure that all of our nation's seniors are able to enjoy a safe and secure retirement."[47]

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Yarmuth is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated E. Ray Pierce in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 87% 52,025
Ray Pierce 13% 7,747
Total Votes 59,772
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Yarmuth won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kentucky's 3rd District. Yarmuth ran for re-election on the Democratic ticket. He defeated challenger Burrel Charles Farnsley in the Democratic primary.[48] He defeated Robert DeVore Jr. (I) and Brooks Wicker (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][49]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 64% 206,385
     Republican Brooks Wicker 34.5% 111,452
     Independent Robert DeVore Jr. 1.5% 4,819
Total Votes 322,656
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 86.7% 43,635
Burrel Charles Farnsley 13.3% 6,716
Total Votes 50,351

Media

A complete compilation of John Yarmuth's election videos are listed at his campaign website.[50]


John Yarmuth, "Shining Exception"[51]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Yarmuth is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Yarmuth raised a total of $6,925,308 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[55]

John Yarmuth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 3) Won $1,000,849
2010 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 3) Won $1,537,401
2008 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 3) Won $2,136,760
2006 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 3) Won $2,250,298
Grand Total Raised $6,925,308

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Yarmuth's reports.[56]

John Yarmuth (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[57]April 15, 2013$51,879.65$5,470.03$(53,163.97)$471,285.71
July Quarterly[58]July 15, 2013$471,285.71$195,853.02$(59,067.59)$608,071.14
October Quarterly[59]October 13, 2013$608,071.14$57,478.82$(43,591.36)$621,958.60
Year-end[60]January 31, 2014$621,958$91,835$(57,041)$656,751
April Quarterly[61]April 15, 2014$656,751$81,378$(53,230)$684,900
Running totals
$432,014.87$(266,093.92)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Yarmuth's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Yarmuth won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Yarmuth's campaign committee raised a total of $1,000,849 and spent $725,040.[62] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[63]

Cost per vote

Yarmuth spent $3.51 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Yarmuth's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Yarmuth won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Yarmuth's campaign committee raised a total of $1,537,401 and spent $1,318,582.[64]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Yarmuth's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $5,872,051 and $36,529,998. That averages to $21,201,024.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Yarmuth ranked as the 30th most wealthy representative in 2012.[65] Between 2006 and 2012, Yarmuth's calculated net worth[66] increased by an average of 28 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[67]

John Yarmuth Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$7,998,782
2012$21,201,024
Growth from 2006 to 2012:165%
Average annual growth:28%[68]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[69]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Yarmuth is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of July 31, 2014. This was the same rating Yarmuth received in June 2013.[70]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[71]

Yarmuth most often votes with:

Yarmuth least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Yarmuth missed 200 of 6,245 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[72]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Yarmuth paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,712 in 2011. He ranked 79th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 148th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Kentucky ranked 10th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[73]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Yarmuth ranked 49th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[74]

2012

Yarmuth ranked 68th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[75]

2011

Yarmuth ranked 88th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[76]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Yarmuth voted with the Democratic Party 95.3 percent of the time, which ranked 25th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[77]

2013

Yarmuth voted with the Democratic Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 53rd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[78]

Personal

Yarmuth has one son with his wife, Cathy.[79]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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  66. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
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Political offices
Preceded by
Anne Northup
U.S. House of Representatives - Kentucky, District 3
2007–Present
Succeeded by
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