Yarmuth, a Democrat, is the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 4, 2007. Yarmuth is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Yarmuth.
Yarmuth is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Yarmuth has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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John Yarmuth sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, House Committee on the Budget
Yarmuth was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5524 (110th): Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008
- H.R. 4454 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3050 Hunsinger Lane in Louisville, Kentucky, as the “Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Military Heroes of ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Yarmuth sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Yarmuth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 514: Expressing support for designation of the week of September 11 through 15, 2017, ...
- H.R. 786: ACHE Act
- H.R. 579: Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 580: Muhammad Ali Legacy Act
- H.Res. 857 (114th): Expressing support for designation of the week of September 12 through 16, ...
- H.Res. 686 (114th): Expressing support for efforts to enhance Israeli security and create the conditions ...
- H.J.Res. 53 (114th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to ...
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H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed 364/58.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Res. 441 (113th): Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3304, with an amendment.
Dec 12, 2013. Passed 350/69.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
From Jan 2007 to Nov 2017, Yarmuth missed 313 of 8,303 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 70 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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