Since his first days in Washington, Congressman Yarmuth has fought hard to expand economic opportunities so that all Louisville families have a chance to achieve the American Dream. 

Louisville has undergone massive economic development during the past decade, and Congressman Yarmuth has seen firsthand how these changes require dynamic leadership to move us forward.  He championed federal incentives that revitalized manufacturing in Louisville – and he continues to fight for increased investments in infrastructure, cutting edge research and technology, and resources to promote small business growth. The Congressman knows that worker rights and the ability to collectively bargain are key components of creating a fair and vibrant economy. And Congressman Yarmuth believes that now, more than ever, the government must have an active role in taking on income inequality. He wants to raise the minimum wage and make college affordable, and he supports efforts to restore year-round Pell Grants, allow students to refinance their federal student loans, and provide free community college to students with moderate or low family incomes. Congressman Yarmuth has led efforts to strengthen investments in early education and literacy. He also supports increased funding for job training, so that we can help ensure our workforce is the most skilled and educated in the world.