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 Yarmuth (D-Ky.) and Brett Guthrie (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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