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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Bipartisan Portman, Carper Bill to Modernize Constituent Services Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - New Law Will Streamline Casework Process Used by Congressional Offices to Advocate for Constituents * * * Today, the Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents (CASES) Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE), was signed into law. The new law will update and streamline the casework privacy release form process used by c  more

Brown Blasts Trump Regulators for Rolling Back Volcker Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- 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 blasting the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for giving another gift to Wall Street megabanks by voting to rollback the Volcker Rule. Instead of guarding the taxpayer backstop that protects Americans' savings, the banking regu  more

Brown Urges Verizon to Take Action to Protect Workers Against Racism
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Calls for Action Following Reports of Racist Acts against Ohio Worker * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is demanding Verizon Wireless take appropriate steps to protect employees against racism following reports that a worker in Lancaster, Ohio, endured racist attacks and retaliation. "Verizon must take all necessary steps to ensure workers are able to perform their jobs without being   more

In Huron County, Portman Participates in Discussion With Local Leaders on Frontlines of the Drug Crisis
NORWALK, Ohio, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly $250,000 in Federal Funding Has Been Awarded to Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Recent Years to Fight the Addiction Crisis * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a discussion with leadership from the Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services, first responders, local elected leaders, and other regional stakeholders on the fr  more

Joint Committee Report Shows No Wrongdoing In Recordkeeping at the Interior Department
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, released a staff report detailing how the evidence before the Committees to date shows that the Department of Interior's recordkeeping pra  more

Latest Sanctions Against Chinese Nationals Highlight Importance of Brown's Fentanyl Sanctions Legislation
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown Secured Bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Bill in National Defense Authorization Bill, Which has Passed the Senate * * * The New York Times reported this afternoon that sanctions were imposed on three Chinese nationals who were accused of trafficking illicit, synthetic opioids. Sen. Brown has been fighting over the last year to combat this illicit fentanyl trafficking, as addiction-related d  more

Portman, NASA Administrator Bridenstine Visit NASA Facilities in Cleveland and Sandusky
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), accompanied NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a visit to NASA's Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky to view progress on the agency's Artemis Program -- its multi-year plan to return American astronauts to the Moon and eventually send manned missions to Mars. "Today we saw firsthand the critical and innovative research a  more

Rep. Beatty Determined to 'Move the Needle' on Affordable Housing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) spent the day highlighting her ongoing work and commitment to making a difference on affordable housing issues in Central Ohio. She kicked the day off with a listening session, hosting national, state, and community leaders to identify priorities, policies, and practices to address the growing cost of renting and owning a home in the Third Congressional Distric  more

Rep. Bishop: Joint Committee Report Shows No Wrongdoing in Recordkeeping at the Interior Department
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, ranking Republican member of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a staff report detailing how the evidence before the Committees to date shows that the Department of the Interior's recordkeeping practices   more

Rep. Ryan Honors Life of Ex-Youngstown Mayor Ungaro
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Aug. 20, honoring the life of ex-Youngstown Mayor Patrick Joseph Ungaro: I rise today to honor the life of former Youngstown, Ohio mayor, the Honorable Patrick Joseph Ungaro, who passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side, on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Patrick was born March 3, 1941, in Youngstown, to Victor and Mary (Mast) Ungaro and grew up in the Smokey Hollo  more

Sen. Brown Convenes Roundtable With Ohio Veterans in Trumbull County
TRUMBULL, Ohio, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's (D-OH) staff traveled to Warren today to meet with Ohio veterans. Veterans from Trumbull County attended the roundtable. Brown's office will take the veterans' priorities back to Washington, where the Senator sits on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Our men and women in uniform answered the call to serve, and we have a responsibility to make sure they have everything t  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on President Trump's Calling Jewish Voters Disloyal
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement in response to President Trump saying, "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty": "The President should stop fanning the flames of anti-Semitism by trafficking in tropes that have had real consequences for Youngstown, Toledo, and communities across Ohio. "Instead of dividing the country and intimidating voters, he should be bringin  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on Threats to Jewish Community Center of Youngstown
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after reports of white nationalist threats made against the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown: Brown supported expanding funding for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), which provides grants to nonprofit organizations to better secure and protect their facilities. "It's our responsibility to make clear that hate of any kind is not welcome in our state, and we wi  more

Sen. Brown to White House: Do Not Put Housing Market and Taxpayers at Risk
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, following news reports that the Treasury Department has submitted its housing finance reform plan to the White House for the final signoff, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - warned the Trump Administration that if its housing reform plan fails to protect the housing market and working families it could risk destabilizing  more

Sen. Brown: Report Finds Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction More Accessible in States That Expanded Medicaid
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - States That Expanded Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act Have Increased Access to Treatment Compared to Those Who Failed to Expand Medicaid - Sen. Brown is Strong Proponent of ACA & Medicaid Expansion, Which have Helped Millions Access Health Care They Need * * * In case you missed it, a recent study published by the Urban Institute found that states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable C  more