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The Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Democrat Representative John Yarmouth has now announced his retirement.

As Politico reports:

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection after 15 years in Congress, opening a key seat in the Democratic stronghold of Louisville.

Yarmuth, the sole Democrat in Kentucky’s delegation, said he will step aside to spend more time with family. He will be 75 years old when his term ends in January 2023. He’s the fifth House Democrat to announce his retirement ahead of what is expected to be a brutal midterm election for the party.

As budget chair, the Kentucky Democrat has helped to shepherd key parts of President Joe Biden’s agenda through the House and has played a major role in the party’s latest priority: a multi-trillion-dollar social spending plan.

“The truth be told, I never expected to be in Congress this long,” Yarmuth said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “Candidly, I have found new and incomparable joy in spending time with my young grandson.”

Yarmuth’s announcement will open up another safely Democrat House seat in the state.


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David T
David T
1 month ago

You help screw up America and turn it into a communist country you should be proud dumbass

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  David T

He helped start the ship sinking and now he’s bailing More to follow

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Hooray awesome one less Dem