Tuesday - August 4, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 38 items )  

As Part of His Three-Day 'Results Tour,' Portman Visits Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Meets With Base Leadership
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Will Cover 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his 'Results Tour,' visiting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and meeting with Air Force leadership who oversee the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) and the F-35  more

Balderson Touts Central Ohio's Growing Tourism Industry at Travel Works Roadshow Stop
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) today addressed leaders of Central Ohio's tourism industry, highlighting the importance of community collaboration during his remarks at the Travel Works Roadshow's stop at the campus of Columbus State Community College. "Tourism thrives when communities work together," said Congressman Balderson, who is a member of the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus. "Central   more

Brown Announces $88,000 for Healthy Food Program in Cincinnati
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Reinvestment Fund's Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) grant program has awarded a $80,000 grant to the Apple Street Market Cooperative in Cincinnati, Ohio. The funds will support the development of a 16,332 square foot grocery store, providing economic opportunities and access to nutritious, affordable food to the Northside's low- to moderate  more

Brown Announces $96,000 To Purchase Police Cruiser in Belmont County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $50,000 Community Facilities grant to the Village of Barnesville to purchase a new police cruiser. The USDA is also awarding a $46,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase cruiser, bringing the total USDA funds available to $96,000. The new cruiser will replace older, unserviceable models  more

Brown Announces More Than $76,000 for Healthy Food Program in Cleveland
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Reinvestment Fund's Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) grant program has awarded a $76,600 grant to the Environmental Health Watch in Cleveland, Ohio. The grant will fund the development of the Kinsman-Central Grocery Store Cooperative Development Project, supporting strategic research and planning for the cooperatively-owned supermarket. "Fami  more

Brown Announces More Than $78,000 for New Truck, Snow Plow in Carroll County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $27,000 Community Facilities grant to Fox Township to purchase a new truck with a snowplow. USDA is also awarding a $51,000 Community Facilities loan to finance these purchases, bringing the total USDA funds available to $78,000. "This funding will help to improve infrastructure in rural   more

Brown Convenes Roundtable With Ohio Veterans In Wood County
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's (D-OH) staff traveled to Bowling Green today to meet with Ohio veterans. Veterans and veteran advocates from Wood 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 ma  more

Brown Hosts Roundtable in Akron as He Introduces Legislation to Empower Workers in the Face of Increased Automation
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Ensures Workers Receive Advanced Notice, Increased Training when Companies Decide to Adopt New Technology; Brown Met with Local Ohioans to Discuss His Legislation, Ways to Support Workers as Companies Turn to Automation * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Tri-County Regional Labor Council in Akron as he prepares to introduce legislation   more

Cardin, Young, Engel, Chabot Call for Accountability on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly joined Senator Young (R-Ind.), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) to release the following statement on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minor  more

Concluding His Three-Day 'Results Tour' in Toledo, Portman Visits the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing
TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Covered 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) concluded his three-day 'Results Tour' by visiting the 180th Fighter Wing at the Toledo Air National Guard Base in Swanton. Portman visited with Airmen of the 180th Fighter Wing, received a brief  more

Continuing His Three-Day 'Results Tour' in Lima, Portman Visits Joint Systems Manufacturing Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Covers 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, as part of his three-day 'Results Tour,' U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), where he met the new Base Commander, received a briefing on how funding he helped secure is leadin  more

Four Congressmen Issue Statement on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, and Todd Young, R-Indiana, on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine, Burma: "Two years ago, the Burmese military began a premeditated campaign of murder, rape, and other brutal atrocities against the Rohingya, which forced over 700,000 Rohingya, many of t  more

Gonzalez Pushes to Stop Iranian Oil Shipments to Syria
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) led a letter with 10 of his colleagues to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Wednesday requesting the department outline its plan of action to deter Iranian crude oil shipments to Syria following reports of an uptick in shipments to the Assad regime. "After nearly eliminating Iranian crude oil deliveries to Assad in the wake of reinstituted sanctions, report  more

Higgins & Kennedy Announce $10.6 Million in New Funding for Rehab of Ohio Street Lift Bridge
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - $15.8 Million Infrastructure Project Builds on Over $400 million in Investments Along Buffalo River Corridor * * * Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and State Senator Tim Kennedy were joined by community leaders to announce $10.625 million in new funding for renovation to the Ohio Street Lift Bridge. The recent allocation, through the Federal Highway Administration's National Highway Freight pro  more

In Cincinnati at the Western Economic Council Breakfast, Portman Launches Three-Day 'Results Tour' Highlighting Accomplishments for Ohioans
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-day Tour Will Cover 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles, Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), delivered remarks at the Western Economic Council (WEC) breakfast highlighting his work to enact pro-growth policies, including the tax reform law which is helping the economy grow and create  more

In Cincinnati, Portman Tours Easterseals YouthBuild Renovation Project
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), joined YouthBuild students, Easterseals CEO Pam Green, VP of Education for Employment Debbie Smith, and local YouthBuild Program Manager James Harris for a tour of an Evanston home they have renovated that will be sold. "Today, I had the opportunity to visit and tour a YouthBuild site in the Cincinnati region, and I'm impressed by what I saw," said Portman. "The sk  more

In Delaware, Portman Tours Delaware Area Career Center, Meets With Its Leadership & Students
DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Discusses Workforce Development with Career Center Leadership * * * Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), toured Delaware Area Career Center, and met with the Center's leadership 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 in-demand jobs. "I had a productive discussion today with th  more

In East Liberty, Portman Continues His Three-Day 'Results Tour,' Visits Transportation Research Center
EAST LIBERTY, Ohio, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Covers 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) - the largest and most sophisticated independent vehicle proving ground in North America - where he saw firsthand how TRC Ohio has becom  more

Portman Announces U.S. Senate Page for Fall 2019 Program
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed: U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced today that he has appointed Elijah Smith, a Junior at Legacy Christian Academy from Xenia, to serve as a U.S. Senate Page for the fall 2019 program. Elijah will have the opportunity to work in the Senate chamber and assist with day-to-day operations at the Capitol. The Page Program will run from September to January. "Elijah is a fantastic, dedicated student," said Portman. "  more

Portman Continues His Three-Day 'Results Tour' in Defiance County to Participate in Agriculture Discussion
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Covers 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as part of his three-day 'Results Tour', met with local farmers to discuss issues impacting farming and the best management practices for preventing nutrient runoff into Lake Erie. He saw a sub  more

Portman Continues His Three-Day 'Results Tour' in Mason, Participates in a Second Chance Workforce Roundtable Discussion
MASON, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Will Cover 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his three-day 'Results Tour' by participating in a roundtable discussion focused on Second Chance Workforce opportunities hosted by Damascus, a non-profit staffing solution that works dire  more

Portman Meets With Columbus Fire Dept. RREACT Team on Opioid Overdoses, Participates in Ride-Along as Part of His Three-Day 'Results Tour'
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Will Cover 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) met with Columbus Fire Department's Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team (RREACT). Following the visit, he participated in a ride-along to see firsthand how RREACT responds to ove  more

Portman Participates in Workforce Discussion Hosted by the Chamber of Greater Springfield as Part of His Three-Day 'Results Tour'
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Three-Day Tour Will Cover 11 Counties, More Than 630 Miles Highlighting Accomplishments that are Making a Difference for Ohio Workers, Families, and Communities * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), continuing his three-day 'Results Tour,' toured Morgal Machine Tool Company and participated in a workforce roundtable discussion hosted by the Chamber of Greater Springfield. This discu  more

Rep. Gibbs Issues Statement on Justice I.G. Report on Ex-FBI Director Comey
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement after the release of Justice Inspector General's report on ex-FBI Director James Comey: "Former FBI Director James Comey's violation of FBI standards by leaking documents to the media shows his willingness to put personal gain and partisanship over his professional responsibilities. "It's another example of why it is so important to get to the bottom of h  more

Reps. Chabot, Engel, Sens. Cardin, Young Issue Statement on Burmese Military Genocide Against Rohingya Minority
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, issued the following statement with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Todd Young, R-Indiana, on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State: "Two years ago, the Burmese military began a premeditated campaign of murder, rape, and other brutal atrocities against the Rohingya, which forced over 700,000 Rohingya, many of them women and c  more

Reps. Kaptur and Quigley Issues Joint Statement on President Trump's Attempts to Slow Roll Ukraine Military Aid
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio and Mike Quigley, D-Illinois issued the following joint statement on President Trump's attempts to slow-roll $250 million in congressionally appropriated military aid for Ukraine, known as the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative: "President Trump's decision to slow-walk this congressionally appropriated military funding for Ukraine is disturbing and demonstrates once again his affinity for Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin," the repr  more

Sen. Brown Announces $1 Million for Energy Technology Development in Lewis Center
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded Nexceris, LLC of Lewis Center, Ohio $1,000,000 for the development of advanced coatings to enhance the durability of Solid Oxide fuel cell technology. The DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy also contributed to this project. "Investments in innovative new technology like  more

Sen. Brown Announces $115,000 for Maintenance Equipment in Columbiana Township
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Go toward New Tractor, Loader, Boom Mower * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $47,000 Community Facilities grant to West Township to purchase a new tractor, loader and boom mower. The USDA is also awarding a $68,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase these vehicles, bringing the total USDA fu  more

Sen. Brown Announces $170,000 to Purchase Street Sweeper in Athens County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $50,000 Community Facilities grant to Nelsonville to purchase a new street sweeper. The USDA is also awarding a $120,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase the truck and equipment, bringing the total USDA funds available to $170,000. The street sweeper will help the City of Nelsonville m  more

Sen. Brown Announces $66,000 to Purchase Police Cruiser in Clermont County
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $23,000 Community Facilities grant to the Village of Owensville to purchase a new police cruiser. The USDA is also awarding a $23,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase cruiser, bringing the total USDA funds available to $46,000. The new cruiser will replace older, unserviceable models.  more

Sen. Brown Announces $67,000 for Maintenance Equipment in Hopedale Township
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding Will Go toward New Tractor, Loader, Boom Mover * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $50,000 Community Facilities grant to Augusta Township to purchase a new tractor, loader and boom mower. The USDA is also awarding a $76,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase these vehicles, bringing the total USDA   more

Sen. Brown Announces $750,000 for Energy Technology Development at the University of Toledo
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded the University of Toledo $750,000 for the development of low-cost unassisted photoelectrochemical water splitting technology. The DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy also contributed to this project. "Investments in innovative new technology like this ensure that Ohio an  more

Sen. Brown Blasts Trump Regulators for Rolling Back Volcker Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, 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. Instea  more

Sen. Brown Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Urges President Trump, Mitch Mcconnell To 'Do Something,' Take Action On Background Checks Legislation - Brown has Urged Leader McConnell to Bring the Senate Back in August to Vote on House-Passed Universal Background Checks Legislation; Senator Will Continue Pushing GOP Leadership to Allow Vote on Gun Safety Bill * * * Ahead of Labor Day and four weeks after the mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El  more

Sen. Brown Hosts Roundtable in Lima as He Introduces Legislation to Empower Workers in the Face of Increased Automation
LIMA, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Ensures Workers Receive Advanced Notice, Increased Training when Companies Decide to Adopt New Technology; Brown Met with Local Ohioans to Discuss His Legislation, Ways to Support Workers as Companies Turn to Automation * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion at UAW Local 1219 in Lima as he prepares to introduce legislation to provide critical reso  more

Sen. Brown to White House: Do Not Put Housing Market and Taxpayers At Risk
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, 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 pla  more

Sens. Smith, Klobuchar, Stabenow, Durbin, Peters, Baldwin, and Brown Call for Stronger Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Tina Flint Smith, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Say Abuse of Small Refinery Hardship Waivers Reduces Demand For Renewable Fuels, Hurts Farmers in Minnesota and Across Nation * * * U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.)--along with Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)--is standing up for the nation's rural economy by urg  more

Washington Post Highlights Portman's Fentanyl Investigation & STOP Act Law
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: Over the weekend, the Washington Post highlighted Senator Portman's efforts to stop dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl from being shipped into the United States from China through the U.S. Postal Service and his STOP Act legislation that was signed into law last year. The full story titled "The Flow of Fentanyl: In the Mail, Over the Border" can be viewed here and following are several excerpts from the s  more