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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 created in our community by the end of this year. 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.

Congressman Yarmuth knows the key to our economic recovery is a strong middle class. That is why he voted to raise the minimum wage, expand job training, and make it easier for families to afford college. He voted to end tax loopholes that reward companies for shipping jobs overseas, and has sponsored legislation to make our tax code fair and ensure that everyone shares in the sacrifice of economic recovery -  not just working families.

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.