Yarmuth, Guthrie to lobby for bourbon

Two Kentucky lawmakers are teaming up to protect one of the state's most precious resources: Bourbon.

Reps. John YarmuthJohn YarmuthA case for the Yarmuth-Price resolution Subcommittee clears bill on cap for phone, internet subsidies Lawmakers split on cap for internet, phone subsidies at hearing MORE (D-Ky.) and Brett GuthrieBrett GuthrieWill your team have their team at the NCAA tournament? House votes to start No Child Left Behind talks with Senate Is ObamaCare debate starting to thaw? MORE (R-Ky.) have formed the "Congressional Bourbon Caucus" to advocate for the product in Congress.

According to a joint press release from the two members, the caucus will "educat[e] other Members on the legislative and regulatory issues impacting the industry."

"This caucus offers a solid base of bipartisan support for one of Kentucky's most important industries and largest employers," said Yarmuth. "Congressman Guthrie and I both agreed it was important to create a working group that would advocate for this critical part of the Commonwealth's economy."

So far, seventeen lawmakers have signed up for the weekly cocktail hour, er, um, I mean for the caucus.

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