Pelosi Statement on Retirement Announcement of Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth

October 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth announced that he will retire at the end of the 117th Congress:

“In Chairman John Yarmuth, the Louisville community and indeed all Americans have had a fierce and extraordinarily effective champion for their health, financial security and well-being. 

“Over his sixteen years in Congress, Chairman Yarmuth has helped forge an America where more children have access to quality education, more families have access to affordable health care and more workers have access to the good-paying jobs of the 21st Century Economy.  His tireless work to pass the historic American Rescue Plan – which put shots in arms, money in pockets, workers back to jobs and kids safety back to school – has helped save lives and provide desperately needed relief to families, workers and small businesses, and leaves an enduring impact in the lives of millions.  On this legislation and countless other priorities For The People, it has been an honor and a joy to work with him.

“When Chairman Yarmuth retires at the end of his term, the Congress will lose a greatly respected Member and our Caucus will lose a friend whose wise counsel, expertise, humor and warmth is cherished.  We thank John’s wife Cathy for sharing him with the Congress and the Country, and we wish both of them the best as they begin the next chapter of their journey.”