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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 41 items )  

Brown Announces $1,350,000 for Ohio State University to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Enhance Community-Based Training for Students Preparing to Become Behavioral Health Professionals * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,350,000 in funds to Ohio State University to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes from the Opi  more

Brown Announces $1,350,000 for Ohio University to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Enhance Community-Based Training for Students Preparing to Become Behavioral Health Professionals * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,350,000 in funds to Ohio University to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes from the Opioid   more

Brown Announces $900,000 for Shawnee State University to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Support Training for Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Students * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $900,000 in funds to Shawnee State University to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes from the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program  more

Brown Announces More Than $1,000,000 for Case Western Reserve University to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Enhance Community-Based Training for Students Preparing to Become Behavioral Health Professionals * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a combined $1,265,353 in funds to Case Western Reserve University to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The fundi  more

Brown Announces More Than $1,000,000 for University of Cincinnati to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Enhance Community-Based Training for Students Preparing to Become Behavioral Health Professionals * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,349,807 in funds to the University of Cincinnati to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes fro  more

Brown Announces More Than $1,300,000 for University of Akron to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Enhance Community-Based Training for Students Preparing to Become Behavioral Health Professionals * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,309,162 in funds to the University of Akron to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes from the O  more

Brown Announces Nearly $900,000 for Clark State Community College to Help Combat Addiction Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Support Training for Behavioral Health Paraprofessional Students * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $899,228 in funds to Clark State Community College to help combat Ohio's addiction crisis. The funding comes from the Opioid Workforce Expansion Pro  more

Brown Applauds FDA Approval Of Breakthrough Drug to Treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Has Fought for Federal Resources to Cure and Prevent Tuberculosis * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is applauding news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug to help treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB). This new treatment, developed by a nonprofit organization, is a huge victory in the fight to cure drug-resistant TB, which Brown   more

Brown Demands Kraninger Protect Consumers and Implement Payment Provision of Payday Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - is demanding that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger implement the payment provision of the Payday Rule that was issued by the CFPB in October 2017. The Payday Rule prohibits lenders from attempting to withdraw payments from consumers' accounts for certai  more

Brown Reintroduces Legislation to Combat Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced legislation to protect Ohioans from deadly "superbugs" by combatting antibiotic resistance. Brown's bill, the Strategies to Address Antibiotic Resistance (STAAR) Act, would provide a multi-pronged strategy to help limit the growing impact of antibiotic resistance, improving the nation's overall health and national security and lowering the costs associated with antim  more

Brown Urges FDA Action to Prevent Big Tobacco From Using E-Cigs to Avoid New Warnings
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Says Graphic Health Warnings Are Long Overdue, Calls on FDA to Finalize Quickly, and Do More on E-Cigarettes, Flavors and Vaping * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today commended the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for proposing a long-overdue rule to require graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negat  more

Brown Urges FirstEnergy Solutions Not to Rob From Workers' Pensions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Reports Suggest that FirstEnergy Solutions Plans to Cancel Union Contracts with Workers in Two Nuclear Power Plants, Following Taxpayer-Funded Bailout * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling on FirstEnergy Solutions to honor existing union contracts with its workers, following reports the company is attempting to turn its back on workers after it is set to receive more than $1 bill  more

Brown, Portman Announce Extended Sep. 3 Deadline for Ohioans to Apply for FEMA, Small Business Disaster Assistance
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Urging Ohioans to Apply Ahead of Sep.3 Deadline * * * U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for Ohioans to apply for federal disaster assistance to Tuesday, Sep. 3. The Senators pushed to secure the funds in June to help Ohioans impacted by the Memorial Day weekend tornadoes and  more

Brown, Senate Democrats Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Amendment introduced by entire Senate Democratic Caucus would help get big money out of politics, put power back in the hands of the American people * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other disastrous court decisions, help get big money out  more

Concluding His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio, Portman Gave Remarks at Coshocton Port Authority Legislative Luncheon
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour Spanned 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) concluded his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio in Coshocton. Here, Portman provided remarks at the Coshocton Port Authority Legislative  more

GAO Issues Report on Ex-Im Bank
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the status of the Export-Import Bank's monitoring of dual-use exports that it continued to finance in fiscal 2017, as of August 2019. The report (GAO-19-656R) is titled "Export-Import Bank: Status of End-Use Monitoring of Dual-Use Exports as of August 2019". The report was sent to Sen. Michael Crapo. R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Co  more

Here's What They're Saying: Brown Wraps Up Another Year of Manufacturing Camps
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - For Seventh Straight Year, Brown's Office Helped Organize Dozens of Summer Manufacturing Camps across Ohio * * * Earlier this month, the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrapped up another year of manufacturing camps all across Ohio. Since 2003, Brown's office has partnered with local businesses and community leaders to host more than 90 camps. This year, Brown's office hosted 34 camps in 26  more

ICYMI: FCC Chair Ajit Pai and Rep. Bob Latta Op-Ed in the Plain Dealer
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and FCC Chair Ajit Pai penned an op-ed in the Plain Dealer highlighting the work being done to protect Americans from illegal robocalls. An excerpt from their op-ed: "From SHAKEN/STIR standards, to spoofed foreign robocall rules, to robocall blocking, the FCC and Congress have worked closely together to protect consumers against scammer robocalls and spoofed fraud ca  more

In Athens, Continuing His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio, Portman Tours BuckEye Cam
ATHENS,Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio by touring BuckEye Cam, a company that makes long range wireless cameras, sensors, repeaters, and  more

In Harrison County, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at Encino Energy Oil and Natural Gas Rig
BOWERSTON, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio in Bowerston where he toured the Encino Energy Oil and Natural Gas Rig and met with workers o  more

In Hillsboro, Portman Launches His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at Southern State Community College
HILLSBORO, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) launched a three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio at Southern State Community College. Portman, along with staff from Southern State Community Col  more

In Lake County, Portman Continues Ohio's North Coast Tour, Hosts Great Lakes Roundtable
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 10 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Roundtable Follows Portman's Annual Fishing Trip on Lake Erie * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a roundtable to discuss ways to protect Lake Erie from threats such as harmful algal blooms and invasive species. For the seventh year in a row, Portman fished on Lake Erie prior to this annual roundtable to get input from stakeholders and experts. This annual discussion is a key part  more

In Logan, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at Hocking College
LOGAN, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio at Hocking College's Logan branch where he toured the college and participated in a workforce dev  more

In Morgan County, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at Finley Fire Equipment
MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio by touring Finley Fire Equipment and meeting with company leaders to discuss the benefit  more

In Pomeroy, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio to Honor Ohio Legend Tippy Dye
POMEROY, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio in Pomeroy by participating in the Bicentennial placement of a historical marker honoring   more

In South Point, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at The Point
SOUTH POINT, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three-Day Tour to Span 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio at The Point Industrial Park where he participated in a workforce development roundtable to  more

In Steubenville, Portman Continues His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio at Eastern Gateway Community College
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio at Eastern Gateway Community College where he toured the college, met with current students, and participated in a workforce development roundtable to discuss Career and Technical Education and how his bipartisan JOBS Act legislation will help more Ohioans get the skills and training they need to find i  more

Joyce Joins Portman for Lake Erie Fishing Trip, Roundtable on Combatting Harmful Algal Blooms, Invasive Species
LAKELINE, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) joined Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) on his 7th annual fishing trip on Lake Erie followed by a roundtable to discuss how to best protect Lake Erie from threats such as harmful algal blooms and invasive species. "Having grown up here on the North Shore of America, I know full-well how much Northeast Ohioans rely on Lake Erie, not only for fishing, boating and swimming, but   more

Joyce Visits Ashtabula County Manufacturer, State Senator Sean O'Brien Joins
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) visited ASHTA Chemical, a leading manufacturer of Potassium Hydroxide, Chlorine, Anhydrous Potassium Carbonate, Liquid Potassium Carbonate, Chloropicrin, and Hydrochloric Acid in Ashtabula. Dave and Ohio State Senator Sean O'Brien, who represents the 32nd District, met with ASHTA President Brad Westfall. "As co-chair of the House Buy American Caucus, I'm proud to suppor  more

Joyce Visits Lyndhurst Community Center, Serves Lunch, Discusses Costs of Medication, Home Health Services
LYNDHURST, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) visited the Lyndhurst Community Center to serve lunch and meet with constituents. Dave was joined by Lyndhurst Community Center Director Melissa Weldon and Community Partnership on Aging Director Wendy Albin Sattin. "It was great to visit the Lyndhurst Community Center and spend time with seniors in our community," said Dave. "The services provided here, in coordinatio  more

Portman, Brown Announce Extended Sept. 3 Deadline for Ohioans to Apply for FEMA, Small Business Disaster Assistance
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Urging Ohioans to Apply Ahead of Sep.3 Deadline August 12, 2019 | Press Releases * * * U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for Ohioans to apply for federal disaster assistance to Tuesday, Sep. 3. The Senators pushed to secure the funds in June to help Ohioans impacted by the Me  more

Portman, Brown Applaud Nomination of David DeVillers for U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded President Trump's decision to nominate David DeVillers for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio has three office locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, and handles federal cases that arise in the 48 southern counties in Ohio. DeVill  more

Rep. Al Green's Public Forum on Gun Violence in Houston's International District
HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 11 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, issued the following news release: On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Congressman Al Green hosted a public forum in the International District on gun violence in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. Congressman Green released the following statement: "As our country mourns the lives of 32 souls tragically taken at the hands of hate and gun violence in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, I offer my sincerest condolences to the families and comm  more

Rep. Beatty: New Data Finds Financial Institutions Need to Improve Diversity Efforts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters (CA-43) released findings on diversity and inclusion data and policies from eight of the largest U.S. banks. Receiving formal requests from Beatty and Waters were the Bank of America Corporation, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Citi  more

Rep. Chabot: NFIB Small Business Index Shows Increased Capital Spending and Hiring
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released its July 2019 Small Business Optimism Index, which reports continued small business optimism and increased expansion, wage growth, and hiring. According to the July 2019 NFIB survey: * 57 percent of owners reported capital expenditures, up three points from June 2019 * 32 p  more

Rep. DeGette: Key House Panel to Return to Washington to Take Up Gun-Safety Bills
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: * * * - DeGette's bill to ban high-capacity magazines among the measures to be considered * * * A key House committee announced today that it will be returning early from the scheduled recess to take up a series of gun-safety-related bills in response to the deadly shootings that recently took place in Texas, California and Ohio. The House Judiciary Committee will meet on Sept. 4 to consider several pi  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on President Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chair of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's rewriting of the public charge rule: The announced changes will allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received--or are deemed by the Administration likely to apply for--public assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assista  more

Rep. Joyce Tours Conneaut Port, Applauds Update to City's Comprehensive Plan
CONNEAUT, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) toured Conneaut Harbor as the city embarks on an updated comprehensive plan for the community, funded by a $70,000 Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Coastal Management Assistance Grant award. Dave met with Conneaut City Manager Jim Hockaday, Wally Dunn from the Conneaut Port Authority, Michael Joslin from the Conneaut Foundation, and Kathy Zapetello of the Cham  more

Rep. Tim Ryan Calls for Adequate Staffing at Bureau of Prisons
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Jeffrey Epstein's Apparent Suicide Brings Renewed Attention to Chronic Understaffing and Unsafe Conditions in Federal Prisons * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today repeated his call for adequate staffing levels at the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) after Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide. The incident brings renewed attention to the issue of chronically understaffed facilities, overworked correctional offic  more

Rep. Wenstrup Announces Fraud Protection Forum
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: The Office of Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) is hosting a Scam Protection and Prevention Forum to share fraud assistance services and resources to avoid common scams like: Medicare and IRS scams, phishing and vishing, charity scams, and Social Security scams. Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Advocate Service, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Soc  more

Sen. Schumer Announces Bill to Require FBI Permission Before Civilians Can Get Sophisticated Body Armor
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - Shocking Ease By Which Those Intent On Doing Evil Are Able To Acquire Advanced Armor Must Be Changed - Mass Shooters Like Dayton Suspect & Others, In Addition to Man Who Just Caused Panic In A Missouri Walmart, Acquired Sophisticated Body Armor With Ease; Sophisticated Body Armor Is Available Online Or Over Phone For Easy Purchase In All 50 States * * * Noting how those intent on doing evi  more