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Rep. Yarmuth Named ‘Best of Congress' for Support of Working Families

Rep. Yarmuth Named ‘Best of Congress' for Support of Working FamiliesWASHINGTON – Today, Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media named Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) a recipient of the 2012 Best of Congress Award, which celebrates lawmakers for their leadership in improving the quality of life for working families.

Congressman Yarmuth received the award at a ceremony this morning in Washington. This is the third time he has been named “Best of Congress” during his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“One of my top priorities in Congress is to ensure working families have the resources they need to be successful,” Yarmuth said. “As our economic recovery progresses, I will continue to support policies that create more opportunities for families and promote health and prosperity at home.”

This year’s applicants for the award were judged on several important criteria: voting record, sponsorship of legislation, constituent casework, and other activities that demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of working families.

During this Congress, Yarmuth has reintroduced the Expanding Dependent and Child Care Act, to help working families with the rising costs of dependent care; the Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) Act, to support comprehensive literacy initiatives; and the Ready to Compete Act, to help provide Americans of all ages with the education they need to be competitive in the changing workforce. Yarmuth also consistently opposes Republican measures to cut funding for child care, education, nutrition assistance, and job-training programs.


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