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Congressman Yarmuth talks campaign, Trump

09/14/2018 10:19 AM

LOUISVILLE- Before heading to the nation’s capitol, Congressman John Yarmuth stopped by the Spectrum News studio to discuss several things. With the elections less than two months away, he says he feels confident in his campaign against Vickie Yates Glisson. “After 12 years in office, and having done what we call more than 5,000 different encounters in the district, in Louisville, the people know me,” he said. “They know that I’m accessible, the know what makes me tick, they know... Read more 

Taking a quantitative look at Rep. Thomas Massie's record

09/13/2018 04:35 PM

In a new segment, Pure Politics will be looking at the bills Kentucky’s federal lawmakers have filed and passed into law. Passing laws is just a small part of a Congress person’s job, and often even when they do have a bill, that bill will be rolled into a larger bill and move through Congress that way. However, this is a quantitative way to look at the work legislators have been doing, and also what sort of bills they have been showing interest in.  Read more 

Taking a quantitative look at Rep. James Comer's record

09/13/2018 04:32 PM

In a new segment, Pure Politics will be looking at the bills Kentucky’s federal lawmakers have filed and passed into law.
Passing laws is just a small part of a Congress person’s job, and often even when they do have a bill, that bill will be rolled into a larger bill and move through Congress that way. However, this is a quantitative way to look at the work legislators have been doing, and also what sort of bills they have been showing interest in.
To research that, Spectrum News used the non-partisan website, GovTrack and then double-checked those figures on Congress’ website.

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Senator Rand Paul holds a healthcare round table in Columbia

09/12/2018 09:55 PM

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a healthcare round table

Senator Rand Paul got back to his physician roots Tuesday morning, speaking to a group of medical professionals in Columbia.
The Junior Senator addressed the group about issues he sees with healthcare before hearing from the round table about issues they are seeing.

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Taking a quantitative look at Rep. John Yarmuth's record

09/11/2018 04:59 PM

In a new segment, Pure Politics will be looking at the bills Kentucky’s federal lawmakers have filed and passed into law.
Passing laws is just a small part of a Congress person’s job, and often even when they do have a bill, that bill will be rolled into a larger bill and move through Congress that way. However, this is a quantitative way to look at the work legislators have been doing, and also what sort of bills they have been showing interest in.

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McConnell: "I hope when the smoke clears we still have a majority"

09/11/2018 04:30 PM

LOUISVILLE- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s going to be a “knife fight in an alley” to keep control of the Senate. “We know the wind is going to be in our face, we don’t know whether it’s going to be category three, four or five,” McConnell said. “You can’t repeal history. Almost every election, two years into any new administration, the party of the presidency almost always loses seats.” Political analysts have been predicting a blue wave... Read more 

Congressman Guthrie talks student loans; blue wave

09/11/2018 04:15 PM

LOUISVILLE- U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie,R-District 2, stopped by the Spectrum News studio on Monday to discuss several issues, including his measure to require financial literacy courses for student loans and the potential of a “blue wave”. The House of Representatives passed Guthrie’s bill last week which will require students who take out federal loans to take yearly financial literacy courses. Guthrie says students at Indiana University who took these classes graduated with 11 percent less debt. “It help young people... Read more 

Taking a quantitative look at Rep. Andy Barr's record

09/10/2018 07:17 PM

In a new segment, Pure Politics will be looking at the bills Kentucky’s federal lawmakers have filed and passed into law.
Passing laws is just a small part of a Congress person’s job, and often even when they do have a bill, that bill will be rolled into a larger bill and move through Congress that way. However, this is a quantitative way to look at the work legislators have been doing, and also what sort of bills they have been showing interest in.

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House and Senate work to reconcile a final version of the Farm Bill

09/05/2018 01:42 PM

Washington D.C. – Eva McKend The Farm Bill Conference Committee held their first public meeting Wednesday to begin the process of reconciling a final version of the behemoth bill. Before their meeting began, President Trump signaled via tweet that he wanted a bill that includes work requirements for people receiving food stamps, the grocery subsidies officially called “SNAP.” The Farm Bill is a multibillion dollar omnibus bill passed roughly once every five years that covers agricultural, food and farm policy. The highly... Read more 

Kentucky Woman Relentlessly Pushes Senators to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

08/30/2018 12:53 PM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh set to start next week, a young woman with ties to Lexington is gaining attention for her activism on Capitol Hill. Reproductive justice advocate Angela Maske has been working to meet with key players for more than a month. Washington reporter Eva McKend has the details. For Angela Maske, this work is personal. “My interests in reproductive justice actually stemmed from my time living in Kentucky. In... Read more 

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