Yarmuth Announces His Retirement at End of Term

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that he will retire at the end of his current term, ending his fifteen-year career in the lower chamber of Congress. “It’s been an incredible journey since my first campaign in 2006 until now. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress,” said Yarmuth in a tweet. Reflecting on his career, Yarmuth explained in a video attached to the tweet that he did not come to office planning to stay as long as he did, but said he only hoped to help Democrats take the House under the George W. Bush administration. He thanked his constituents in Louisville for voting for him then and then seven more times over the course of his political career. “Truth be told, I never imagined I’d be in Congress this long,” Yarmuth mused, adding …

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