October 13, 2021

Statement on the Retirement of Chairman John Yarmuth from Liz Schrayer, President & CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Chairman John Yarmuth has been a champion of U.S. engagement in the world throughout his entire congressional career, and all of us at USGLC are saddened to hear of his retirement. From his vital position as Chair of the powerful House Budget Committee, Chairman Yarmuth has prioritized resources for our development and diplomatic tools, and in doing so, he has made our nation safer, stronger economically, and a leader throughout the world.

I saw Chairman Yarmuth’s passion as a leading voice in support of America’s role in the world during a virtual townhall with him in his Kentucky district last spring. He spoke decisively about how what happens in the rest of the world matters at home in Louisville, and his leadership will be sorely missed in Congress.

While we regret seeing him retire, we wish Chairman Yarmuth and his family all the best and thank him for a job well done.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.