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Congressman Yarmuth has led the charge in Washington to bring jobs back to Louisville. He championed federal incentives that Ford used to retool its plant in Louisville, resulting in more than 3,000 new jobs for our community. And he worked to enact legislation that provides manufacturers with tax credits for energy-efficient appliances, leading GE to bring product lines back to Appliance Park from Mexico and China, and creating hundreds of new Louisville jobs.

A firm believer that the key to our economic recovery is a strong middle class, Congressman Yarmuth cosponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, voted to expand job training, and worked to make college more affordable.  He has been a leader in addressing America’s income inequality, calling on Congress to end tax giveaways for the wealthy and loopholes that reward companies that ship American jobs overseas.

As a member of the Budget Committee, he continues to fight to protect Medicare and further America’s commitment to innovation through sound investments in education, infrastructure, and health care. “By renewing our commitment to these priorities,” Congressman Yarmuth says, “we can grow our economy, help ensure our workforce is ready to meet the challenges of the future, and rebuild the middle class.”

Congressman Yarmuth has been named Best of Congress by Working Mother Magazine in each of his terms, and he will continue to fight hard to build an economy that works for everyone.