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Yarmuth talks election, hands out money

by Joe Arnold


Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 12 at 1:23 AM

Shortly after officially filing for reelection, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY3), came back to Louisville to tout tens of millions of federal dollars coming to General Electric and Appliance Park.

After the U of L announcement, Yarmuth commented on the 2010 election, saying he is eager to explain to voters how Democrats helped the nation avoid another Great Depression.  The Louisville Democrat says he plans to serve for "several more years" but does "not want to die in office."  More excerpts later from the Yarmuth presser.  I missed it as I chased Mike Sodrel across Jeffersonville.

News release re: Appliance Park:

Yarmuth: GE’s Appliance Park Awarded $24.8 Million in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits

Funding Will be Used to Spur Clean Energy Innovation and Create Jobs in Louisville



(Louisville, KY) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) released the following statement in response to the news that more than $24.8 million in tax credits from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been awarded to GE’S Appliance Park to create jobs and generate investment:

“With its work at Appliance Park, GE consistently proves it is a worldwide leader in innovation, on the forefront of developing the new technologies that will drive economic growth for decades to come,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “By investing in this work, the Recovery Act is helping re-establish the U.S. as a global technology leader while spurring local business expansion and creating jobs right here in Louisville.”

News release re: U of L:

Yarmuth Announces $2.95 Million in Funding for Major Research Initiatives at the University of Louisville

(Louisville, KY) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced $2.95 million in federal funding he secured in the FY2010 budget for three research initiatives at the University of Louisville.  At a press conference at the University’s new downtown Clinical and Translational Research Building, Congressman Yarmuth joined U of L President Dr. James Ramsey and researchers from each of the impacted programs.
“These investments will help researchers right here in Louisville accomplish goals of national significance while solidifying our community’s position as a world-class research center,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “I am very pleased to have secured this funding that will ensure Louisville is a place where innovation thrives and drives economic growth.”
"These federal earmarks make it possible for us to continue important research that will boost learning for our students and aid the brave men and women in the military,” said Dr. Ramsey. “We appreciate Congressman Yarmuth's hard work to help secure these funds."
The funding secured by Congressman Yarmuth was approved in two appropriations measures that were recently signed into law:
·         $350,000 for U of L’s Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Program was secured by Congressman Yarmuth in the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Act.
·         At least $1.6 million for the Comprehensive Trauma/Organ Injury Program was secured by Congressman Yarmuth and Senator Mitch McConnell (KY) in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
·         $1 million for the Radio Frequency Identification Technologies Program was also secured in the Defense Authorization by Congressman Yarmuth and Senators McConnell and Jim Bunning. Congressman Yarmuth and Senator McConnell also jointly secured $800,000 for the RFID program in last year’s federal budget.