Washington, D.C. — Today, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, issued a statement following House adoption of H. Res. 467 — Providing for budget allocations for the Committee on Appropriations, and for other purposes. The House Budget Majority Staff released a report entitled, “FY22 Deeming Resolution: A Procedural Step Toward Implementing A Visionary Budget.”

“Providing a discretionary topline is a core responsibility of the Budget Committee in the appropriations process. With the adoption of H. Res. 467, the Appropriations Committee can continue its annual work and Congress can turn its focus to developing a budget resolution…


WASHINGTON, D.C.Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, gave the following opening statement at today’s hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. Remarks and video are below:

I’d like to take a moment to welcome The Honorable Shalanda Young to our witness table. OMB is well-served to have you at the helm this budget season, particularly given your more than 14 years of experience with House Appropriations Committee. Thank you for being with us today and in-person.

With the help of some new safety protocols and guidance from the Office of the Attending…


WASHINGTON, D.C.Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, gave the following opening statement at today’s virtual hearing on the importance of reasserting Congress’ power of the purse and how Chairman Yarmuth’s Congressional Power of the Purse Act will better empower Congress to protect its constitutional charge. Remarks as prepared and video are below:

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I introduced the Congressional Power of the Purse Act. I said it was an “important step in restoring Congress’ constitutional spending authority and reinforcing the foundations of our democracy: a responsibility that should be embraced by…


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Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, gave the following opening statement at today’s Members’ Day Hearing. Remarks as prepared and video are below:

Good morning and welcome to the Budget Committee’s Members’ Day hearing. Members’ Day is a longstanding tradition in the Budget Committee. Crafting the budget resolution is not an easy task, so I look forward to this hearing because it gives us the opportunity to directly hear the priorities of our colleagues.

This year’s hearing, while virtual, will provide Members with the same dedicated platform to voice their ideas, concerns, and aims. While…


Government is the way we organize our responsibilities to each other.

That’s the phrase I repeated over and over in my first campaign for Congress in 2006. It seemed then that while maybe overly-idealistic, that description of government’s role was at least appropriately aspirational. And it at least had the benefit of contrasting clearly with the Republican philosophy, which seemed to be not quite “survival of the fittest,” but at least “to the victors go the spoils.”

Over the first 14 years of my congressional life, I never stopped believing in the theory that government in America should be a…


Today, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee and sponsor of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of the landmark relief package. Remarks as prepared and video are below:

Mr. Speaker, as the sponsor of this legislation I am immensely proud that we will soon send this bill to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. We have acted with the urgency this pandemic demands, while following every House rule and proper procedure required for a budget reconciliation package.

The American Rescue Plan is…


A blue text graphic with the House Budget Committee logo and text that says a once-in-a-hundred-year crisis demands big, bold solutions.
A blue text graphic with the House Budget Committee logo and text that says a once-in-a-hundred-year crisis demands big, bold solutions.

Today, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, testified before the House Rules Committee in support of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319). Remarks as prepared are below:

Members of the Committee, the bill before us today has been called one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in modern history. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes lifesaving and life-changing provisions that will serve as a turning point in our nation’s fight against COVID-19 and for a strong, inclusive economic recovery.

The bill we are debating today is largely unchanged from…

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