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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 31 items )  

Brown and Waters Call on Appraisal Subcommittee to Provide Answers on Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) Chairman Arthur Lindo requesting answers about ASC's decision to grant a waiver of appraiser certification and licensing to the state of North Dakota. Create  more

Brown Gives Keynote Address at Second Annual 'My Brother's Keeper' Ohio Conference in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - MBK Works to Address Opportunity Gaps Facing Young Men of Color; Brown Helped Launch MBK Ohio Last Year, Has Helped Launch 11 Local Chapters across the State * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Columbus community leaders as he gave the keynote address at the second annual My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Ohio Statewide Conference in Columbus. My Brother's Keeper was started by President O  more

Brown Urges Trade Commission to Side With American Workers in Antidumping Investigation Into Mattresses Imported From China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator is Urging Trade Commission to Move Forward with Final Determination that Favors American-Made Products; Mattress Manufacturing Facilities Employ More than 250 Ohioans * * * U.S Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to side with American workers in its antidumping investigation into mattresses imported from China. In a bipartisan letter to ITC Chairm  more

Brown, Sykes Meet With Striking UAW Workers in Toledo, Call on GM to Honor the Dignity of Work
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) visited striking UAW workers in Toledo as they push GM to agree to a bargaining agreement that honors the Dignity of Work. Autoworkers across Ohio and across the country went on strike this month, as they push GM for fair compensation and working conditions. "All workers have the right to stand up for fa  more

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Mark Energy Efficiency Day in October
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a resolution, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), to designate October 2, 2019 as "Energy Efficiency Day" and to mark October as "National Energy Awareness Month." The resolution celebrates and promotes the benefits, both economic and environmental, that result from steps by industry and government to improve ene  more

GAO Issues Report on Implementation, Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to the implementation and effectiveness of economic sanctions. The report (GAO-20-145) is titled "Economic Sanctions: Agencies Assess Impacts on Targets, and Studies Suggest Several Factors Contribute to Sanctions' Effectiveness". The report was sent to Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Virginia, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Steve Cha  more

McKinley, Kaptur Introduce Legislation to Reduce Food Waste, Fight Hunger
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduce legislation to help food banks serve their their communities by providing funding for the transportation of food. The Food Recovery Transportation Act, H.R. 4541 would establish a grant program to provide organizations involved in food recovery with funds for the transportation of donated food. In 2017, 40 million pe  more

Portman, Peters Introduce Bill to Improve Transparency of Federal Spending
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Would Require Federal Agencies to Publish Easily Accessible Annual Budget Justifications Online * * * U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI), announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to help make information about how the federal government is spending taxpayer dollars more accessible to taxpayers. The Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2019 will   more

Rep. Beatty Hosts Community Conversation Tackling Poverty in Ohio's Third Congressional District
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) held a community conversation entitled, "Rise Together: A Blueprint for Reducing Poverty in Franklin County," at The Ohio State University African American and African Studies Community Extension Center. Joined by Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services Director Joy Bivens and Ohio State University Associate Vice President of Community Relations Tr  more

Rep. Beatty Issues Statement on $7 Million Grants to Central Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following statement: * * * - Ohio's Third Congressional District has received more than $34 million in federal funds this month alone. * * * The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded grants totaling more than $7 million to Ohio's Third Congressional District. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement in respons  more

Rep. Chabot: NFIB Tax Survey-Small Business Owners Creating Jobs and Driving Economy Using Tax Cuts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released their most recent survey on the effectiveness of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to the survey: * 82 percent of small business owners think the tax cuts were positive for the overall economy. * 66 percent reported that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was positive or very   more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Standard Utility Allowance
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chair of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Departmental Operations, issued the following statement in response to a proposal from the White House that would cut $4.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: The change, which involves eliminating state flexibility in administering the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA), would reduce benefits for 19 percent of SNAP recipient households, while as many  more

Rep. Fudge Joins Congressional Black Caucus to Call on Secretary Perdue to Rescind Cruel SNAP Proposal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge joined all 55 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to rescind the Department's proposed rule to roll back Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In the letter, the CBC wrote, "the proposed rule will push struggling families and children f  more

Rep. Gibbs Applauds Army Corps' Commitment to Protecting Massillon Levee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Gibbs announced today the inclusion of $22.5 million in additional Army Corps of Engineers funding for the repair and enhancement of the levee system in Massillon. After several high-water events in the last two calendar years, erosion of the levee has become a serious concern. Environmental reviews and surveys for improvements are currently being conducted. Congressman Gibbs recently wrote to Lieut  more

Rep. Joyce Applauds Solon High School on National Blue Ribbon Recognition
BAINBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: This week, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) applauded Solon High School for being named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The coveted recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students and affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students ca  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after her bill, the Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Health Professionals Act (H.R. 1271), was introduced on a bipartisan basis in the Senate by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, and Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina: "I am deeply grateful to Senators Tammy Baldwin and Thom Tillis for their bipartisan effort to advance this important legislation in the Senate. "Earlier this year, the House passed the VET HP  more

Rep. Latta Issues Statement on D.C. Circuit Court's Net Neutrality Ruling
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, a Republican leader on the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on net neutrality: "The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court to uphold the FCC's light-touch regulation and transparency rule is undoubtedly the right one. Reversing the Obama-era FCC's top-down utility-style approach has led to increased investment that ultimately benefits  more

Rep. Ryan Announces $17,905 for Mahoning County Rural Recycling Program
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced a $17,905 grant to help finance the Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District's "Green Team" Rural Recycling Education and Awareness Program (RREAP). The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development. RREAP promotes a healthier, more sustainable environment through the Three R's: Reduce / Reuse / Recycle. With this Solid Was  more

Rep. Ryan Announces Space Commerce Workshop in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Workshop hosted in November by the Space Foundation, YBI, and YSU * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced a space commerce workshop in Youngstown hosted by the Space Foundation, Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), and Youngstown State University (YSU). This one-day workshop addresses the most common challenges companies face in growing their space-based technology business. It's part of   more

Rep. Turner Issues Statement on Volker's Testimony Before House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following statement after participating in the first hour of Kurt Volker's testimony before the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee: "This morning I participated in the first hour of Adam Schiff's staff's questioning of Kurt Volker, a former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine. "Mr. Volker is an incredible diplomat and a tremendous asset to our country. It is deeply unfortunate and regrettable that Schiff's show trial   more

Reps. Chabot, Schiff Issue Joint Statement on Anniversary of Washington Post Columnist Khashoggi's Murder
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and Adam Schiff, D-California, co-chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following joint statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: "One year has passed since the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal's assassination is an extreme example of the rising tide of violence and in  more

Reps. Chabot, Velazquez Support Bill to Reduce Burden on Small Beverage Producers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Small craft beverage producers used a reduced federal excise tax contained within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to expand operations and create jobs. However, the provision is set to expire at the end of this year, creating deep uncertainty for producers. Today, Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) sent a letter to H  more

Reps. Schiff, Chabot Issue Joint Statement on Anniversary of Khashoggi's Murder
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, and Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, co-chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: "One year has passed since the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal's assassination is an extreme example of the rising tide of violence and intim  more

Sen. Brown and Waters Call On Appraisal Subcommittee To Provide Answers On Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) Chairman Arthur Lindo requesting answers about ASC's decision to grant a  more

Sen. Brown Demands Answers From CFPB On Why Funds Were Not Returned To Harmed Consumers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Director Kraninger fails to provide monetary relief to consumers who are ripped off by predatory companies * * * 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 Kra  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on GM Decision to Reverse Course
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement: * * * - Senator: GM Only Caved Because of Public Pressure - Further Proof we Must Keep Fighting * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released a statement following the news that GM would reverse course and continue providing striking workers with health care. Last week, GM announced that it would resort to dirty tactics and cut off striking workers' health insurance. Brown has blasted GM's actions t  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on National Manufacturing Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement to mark National Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of the important role manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy: "Manufacturing is one of our state's most important industries, and Ohio workers continue to drive the success of the industry across the state. "On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate the innovation and skill of manufacturing workers in Ohio and honor the Dignity of Work." In August, Br  more

Sen. Brown Pushes Working Families Tax Relief Act, as Reports Show Income Inequality on Rise
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Recent Washington Post & Columbus Dispatch Reports Show Growing Income Gap in Ohio and Across the Country; Sen. Brown's Working Families Tax Relief Act would Put Money back in Pockets of Hardworking Americans * * * In case you missed it, recent reports from the Washington Post and Columbus Dispatch have shown that income inequality is on the rise in Ohio and across the country. The Washington Post re  more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed: Let's Give Our Religious Communities the Resources They Need to Be Safe
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Senator Portman wrote a new op-ed about his efforts to protect faith-based and nonprofit organizations from security threats and terrorist acts. Earlier this month, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Portman hosted an Ohio Faith-Based Security Conference with federal and state security experts and local faith-based and nonprofit groups to discuss best practices fo  more

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Resources for Substance Use Disorder Youth Mentoring Program at Nashua Boys & Girls Club
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that Eluna--a non-profit organization that assists children impacted by substance use disorder--received $500,000 in federal funding through the DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for thei  more

Small Business Committee Republicans Welcome New Member Dan Bishop
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: One of the newest members of the House of Representatives has joined the House Committee on Small Business. Congressman Dan Bishop (R-NC), elected on September 10, 2019, will serve on the Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee. Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) welcomed Congressman Bishop to the Small Business C  more