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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 51 items )  

Brown Announces Nearly $7 Million to Diversify Eastern Ohio's Economy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced a $6,738,794 investment through the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative to seven Ohio communities. The investment will help create and retain jobs, leverage millions of dollars in private investment, create and retain businesses, and train thousands of workers and studen  more

Brown Challenges VA to Aggressively Combat Veteran Suicide Crisis Following Reported Increase
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Following Recent Suicide Data Report, Senator is Pushing VA to Connect At-Risk Veteran Populations with Mental Health Care, and Streamline Suicide Data Collection * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee joined his colleagues in challenging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to aggressively increase its efforts to connect veterans in Ohio and a  more

Brown Hosts Roundtable With Patients, Doctors as New Report Shows 2 Million Ohioans Could Lose Insurance If GOP Lawsuit Succeeds
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - New Reports Show if Trump Administration Lawsuit is Successful, Insurers Could Deny Coverage to Millions of Americans with Preexisting Condition, Causing them to Lose Insurance * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a roundtable discussion at UC Health's UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute in Cincinnati as a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 53.9 million Ame  more

Brown Joins Ohioan With Pre-Existing Condition as New Report Shows 2 Million Ohioans Could Lose Health Insurance If GOP Lawsuit Succeeds
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - New Report Shows if Trump Administration Lawsuit is Successful, Insurers Could Deny Coverage to Millions of Americans with Preexisting Condition, Causing them to Lose Insurance * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call as a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 53.9 million Americans and just under 2 million Ohioans could lose their health insurance  more

Brown, Colleagues to JUUL / Altria: Protect Children Over Profits
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Continuing to Press JUUL on Marketing Tactics to Children, Motives for Partnership with Tobacco Giant Altria; Brown also Calling on JUUL to Stop Use of Arbitration Clauses and Class Action Waiver Provisions that Prevent Ohioans from Getting Their Day in Court * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined his colleagues in raising serious concerns about the youth vaping epidemic with JUUL --  more

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create U.S. Tax Code Parity for Beauty Services Providers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act--legislation to empower beauty services providers, such as barbers, manicurists, skincare specialists, and hairstylists. The measure expands the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to include the be  more

Chair Fudge: USDA Admits Categorical Eligibility Changes Could Put Free School Meals at Risk for a Million Children
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following news release: Nearly a million U.S. children would lose direct eligibility for free school meals under the Trump Administration's proposed changes to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility, according to an impact analysis released this week by the Agriculture Department. That number is more than twice the original estimates from  more

For First Time, Federal Lawmakers Gather in Support of Hyperloop Technology on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), the only hyperloop company in the world to successfully test its technology at scale, was on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. today showcasing its XP-1 test pod as part of its national roadshow to introduce the promise of hyperloop technology to people across the United States. As the company continues to broaden bipartisan support of its revolutionary transportation technology, Re  more

In Cleveland, Portman Tours Talan Products and Hosts Workforce Discussion
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Discusses Bipartisan Efforts to Improve Skills Training with Company Leadership & Local Stakeholders * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), toured Talan Products, a full-service metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts in Cleveland. Following the tour, Portman met with the company's leadership, MAGNET, and local stakeholders to discuss Career and Technical Ed  more

In Senate AG Hearing, Brown Presses Trump Official to End Proposal to Take Food Assistance Away From Millions of Americans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Under New Rule, An Estimated 61,000 Ohio Households Would Lose Access to SNAP Program; Nearly 1,000,000 Poor Children Would Lose Access to Free-school Lunch Program * * * Yesterday, during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pressed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky to withdraw a proposed rule to eliminate categorical eligibil  more

In Toledo, Sen. Portman Visits Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio and Participates in Reentry Discussion
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Goodwill Received a Nearly $1 Million Grant through Portman's Bipartisan Second Chance Act * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), visited Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio and met with leadership and those involved in the organization's "Stay the Course" reentry program that targets medium to high risk incarcerated individuals who need help preparing to rejoin the community which includes  more

Kaptur, King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create Commemorative Coin to Support National World War II Memorial
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced the National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act, a bill to authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will be used to maintain and repair the Memorial, as well as for commemorative and educational progra  more

Peters, Wyden & Brown Question White House Decision to Host G-7 Summit at Trump Doral Resort in Miami
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are raising the alarm over the Administration's decision to host the 2020 G-7 Summit at the President's Trump National Doral Miami property. The Senators are pressing for answers on how Doral was selected to host the summit, and whether this decision is a misuse of the President's public office to steer money from American taxpayers an  more

Portman Receives ANCOR Congressional Champion Award for His Work to Support People With Disabilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman Continues to Champion Bipartisan Bill to Help People Receive Care at Home, Reduce Health Costs * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) received the American Network of Community Options and Resources' (ANCOR) Congressional Champion Award for his leadership in supporting policies, like his efforts to extend the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program, that help people with disabilit  more

Rep. Balderson Issues Statement on Initiative to Support Rural Transportation Needs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news statement applauding Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's announcement of an initiative to support transportation needs in rural America: "Rural communities make up about a quarter of Ohio's 12th District, and it's my job to make sure they aren't forgotten," "We cannot overlook the needs of rural Ohioans. "Transportation initiatives like this one are vital to their lives since they rely on sound infrastructure to   more

Rep. Beatty Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of my colleague and dear friend, Elijah Cummings. Throughout his decades-long career, Elijah was a model statesman and served the people of Baltimore with unrelenting zeal, dedication, and love. "The son of sharecroppers, he brought his understanding of the plight and systemic oppression facing too many Americans to Washingt  more

Rep. Beatty Pushes Power of Workforce Inclusion
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, chaired by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), held a hearing entitled, "Promoting Inclusion: Examining the Need for Diversity Practices for America's Changing Workforce." "This hearing is focused on the need to improve the retention and promotion of diverse talent," Beatty said to open the hearing. "We cannot just focus on r  more

Rep. Chabot: Small Business Administration Inspector General Lists Fraud and Inefficiencies Among Concerns in Annual Report
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from the United States Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) on the most serious management and performance challenges facing the SBA. "Since 2001, the OIG has provided a yearly report to Congress which outlines the SBA's management challenges and recommendation  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Changes to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement: Nearly a million U.S. children would lose direct eligibility for free school meals under the Trump Administration's proposed changes to Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility, according to an impact analysis released this week by the Agriculture Department. That number is more than twice the original estimates from the Department upon the proposal's release. Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agricu  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Death of Chairman, CEO of Parkwood Mandel
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement regarding the death of Morton Mandel, chairman and CEO of Parkwood and Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation: "I am saddened to learn of the passing of Cleveland philanthropist and entrepreneur Morton Mandel. Through his foundation, Mr. Mandel shared a passion for developing the next generation of leaders to improve society and transforming countless lives in the Jewish community, Greater Cleveland area and   more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heart is heavy to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague Congressman Elijah E. Cummings. I send my heartfelt condolences to his wife, Maya Rockeymoore, his family, and everyone who knew him in the Baltimore community for the loss of a good and faithful servant of the people. "Through his 14 years of service in the Maryland House of Delegates and 12   more

Rep. Gonzalez Addresses Rising Suicide Rate in New Bill to Boost Research, Identify Causes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act today in a move to take action against rising suicide rates in the United States, including among the veteran community. The measure directs the National Science Foundation to fund competitive research grants across a range of disciplines and in early career research with the goal of increasi  more

Rep. Gonzalez Secures $750K+ Federal Dollars to Combat Domestic Violence in Northeast Ohio
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) is pleased to announce the Department of Justice has awarded over $750,000 grant dollars to support housing initiatives at two organizations in Ohio's 16th District aimed at combatting domestic violence. Domestic Violence Project Incorporated (DVPI), awarded $310,147.00, and OneEighty Incorporated, awarded $444,042.00, both provide transitional housing programs for victim  more

Rep. Gonzalez: Freshmen Reps Push House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees for Action on Online Child Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Freshmen U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Katie Hill (D-CA) alongside Reps. Bryan Steil (R-WI) and Ben McAdams (D-UT) are pushing the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Homeland Security and Judiciary to address the epidemic of online child exploitation that is plaguing our society. The Representatives sent a joint letter to the committees calling for a hearing on the issue to addre  more

Rep. Gonzalez: Northeast Ohio Veterans, Disabled Persons to Be Served by New Federal Grant Dollars Secured for Ohio's 16th District
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) is pleased to announce over $200,000 in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs will go to businesses within Ohio's 16th District seeking to serve the disabled, including Northeast Ohio veterans, through adaptive sports programs and therapies. "Our country owes veterans and military service members a huge debt of gratitude," said Congressman Gonzalez. "The ability  more

Rep. Jordan Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Elijah Cummings, a man of great consequence and significance on the Oversight Committee for the last twenty years. "As Ranking Member and then as Chairman, he injected an unyielding passion a  more

Rep. Joyce Announces $292,975 in Federal Grants for Ohio Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $14.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs benefiting veterans with disabilities and disabled members of the Armed Forces. In total, the VA awarded 126 grants to national, regional and community programs across the country, including OH-14's own Geneva Area Recreational, Educational and Athleti  more

Rep. Joyce: Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Hearing to Highlight Crime on Tribal Lands
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) and his fellow co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, Representatives John Katko (NY-24), Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Jackie Speier (CA-14), held a hearing to address the high rates of sexual violence on tribal lands and the disturbing statistics related to missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women. "We created this task force to   more

Rep. Kaptur Honors Life of Ex-Ambassador to Ukraine Miller
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 11, honoring the life of ex-Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller: I rise to pay respectful tribute to the gifted, compassionate, and persevering life of American diplomat William Green Miller, our nation's second Ambassador to Ukraine following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. A highly trusted advisor and valued friend to Members of Congress, and the dipl  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "Today, I join a grateful nation in mourning the death of an exceptional American - Chairman Elijah Cummings. There was so much to Elijah -- a magnanimous human being, a devoted patriot, a man of faith, a man whose heart for others never stopped beating. "I have had the privilege to know well and serve alongside  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Retirement of Rep. Lowey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the retirement of Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee: "It has been an honor to serve alongside my dear friend and colleague Chairwoman Nita Lowey for the past 31 years. The admiration I hold for Nita is without bounds. I am so thankful for her friendship, the level of decency and insight she brings to the chamber and our committee, and of course for the decades of dilig  more

Rep. Kaptur: Funding for Radio Free Europe to Return to Hungary Will Send Strong Message
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Rep. Kaptur (D-OH) serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Hungarian Caucus and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee. * * * In its 2019 report, Freedom House downgraded Hungary to "partly free," a concerning development for our NATO ally that mirrors a dramatic rise in authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe. The shrinking space for a free and civil society in Hungary has been spurr  more

Rep. Latta Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to public service and was a strong advocate for his constituents in Baltimore and the surrounding area. "While Elijah was a passionate fighter in Congress, he also was a close friend to many across the political spectrum. He genuinely cared about the people he served with, and that was reflected in his ability to work together  more

Rep. Latta: Americans Should Stand Up for Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) applauded the passage of three bipartisan bills in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong by the U.S. House of Representatives today. Included in the bills were provisions that sanction officials responsible for undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms, prohibit the exporting of crowd control items to the Hong Kong Disciplined Services, condemn th  more

Rep. Ryan Announces Deadline for 2019 Congressional App Challenge
WARREN, Ohio, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Apps must be submitted by November 1st * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announced a November 1st deadline for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Open to middle and high school students in Ohio's 13th Congressional District, the CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.). The competition is open to  more

Rep. Ryan Votes to Protect American Workers From Outsourcing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - House passes H.R. 3624 - the Outsourcing Accountability Act * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today helped protect American workers from outsourcing. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3624, the Outsourcing Accountability Act which requires public companies to disclose the number of employees they have in each state, territory and foreign country - as well as the percentage change from the previou  more

Rep. Stivers Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "Congressman Cummings lived his entire life as a principled leader. "From his work to integrate Baltimore to his service in Congress, where he worked hard every day to represent his constituents and their values, he was a steady force for change. "While we may not have agreed on every issue, I will miss his leadership in the House. "Karen and I are praying for h  more

Rep. Stivers Named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) has been named Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance. He will work with Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) who serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee. "I'm ready to get to work to find pragmatic solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing our communities. From combatting homelessness among our  more

Rep. Wenstrup Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings was a fierce advocate for his convictions. "His legacy will live on in the House of Representatives and in all the lives he touched. "Common to the American core is our sympathy toward a family when a loved one is  more

Sen. Brown Announces Sign-Up for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Brown Secured Improvements to the Agriculture Risk Coverage Program in 2018 Farm Bill * * * U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced this week that following bipartisan improvements to the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program in the 2018 Farm Bill agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2020 crop year. Mea  more

Sen. Brown Issues Opening Statement at Hearing on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semi-Annual Report to Congress
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semiannual Report to Congress": "We created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stand up for students, servicemembers, and other hardworking Americans and protect them from big banks and crooked corporations that rob them of their homes and their jobs and thei  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Hearing on CFPB Semi-Annual Report to Congress
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at a hearing entitled "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress": "We created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stand up for students, servicemembers, and other hardworking Americans and protect them from big banks and crooked corporations that rob them of their homes and their jobs and their savings. "Afte  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on UAW, GM Tentative Contract Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement as details of the tentative contract agreement between United Automobile Workers and General Motors were released and the UAW ratification process is set to begin: "I've walked the picket lines with UAW members in Parma and Toledo and I know how much is at stake for them in this contract negotiation. "I trust UAW members to make the decision that's best for them and I in no way want to influence their vote. "I  more

Sen. Brown: Senate Democrats Stand With Workers, Retirees as They Demand Action to Protect Pensions and Health Care That Workers Have Earned
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Pension Crisis Threatens 1-1.5 Million Workers and Retirees Nationwide, and Could Put Small Businesses across Country in Jeopardy - The House Passed a Solution in July, but Leader McConnell has Betrayed Hardworking Americans by Refusing to Act * * * U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today jo  more

Sen. Inhofe Receives 2019 NTOA Congressional Leadership Award for Support of Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was honored this week with the 2019 Congressional Leadership Award from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) in recognition of his work and leadership to support our nation's law enforcement community in Congress. In May, Sen. Inhofe and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Law Enforcement Training For Mental Health Crisis Response Act of 2019, bipartisa  more

Sen. Issues Statement at Hearing on Semi-Annual Report of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress": "We created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stand up for students, servicemembers, and other hardworking Americans and protect them from big banks and crooked corporations that rob them of their homes and their j  more

Sen. Portman Applauds State Department Decision to Demand Greater Reciprocity With China Following PSI Investigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - PSI Report Urged State Department to Take Additional Steps Toward Ensuring Reciprocity With China on Key Public Diplomacy Efforts * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the State Department decision to require Chinese diplomats to notify the State Department before any meetings with U.S. colleges or universities or with any local or state officials. Earlier this year, Portman and Senat  more

Sen. Portman Issues Remarks at Ohio Recovery Conference
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following remarks: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks at Ohio's 2019 Recovery Conference hosted by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. The fourth annual Recovery Conference offers education on topics relevant to recovery from a mental illness and/or addiction. "I enjoyed participating in this year's Recovery Conference, discussing my work at the federal level to ensure that state an  more

Sen. Rob's Rundown: Week of October 14 - 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: This week, Senator Portman applauded the State Department decision to require Chinese diplomats to notify the State Department before any meetings with U.S. colleges or universities or with any local or state officials. This decision stemmed from Portman and Senator Tom Carper's (D-DE), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), bipartisan report that detailed China's o  more

Sens. Markey, Merkley, Brown, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Protect Medicaid Access for Those Who Cannot Afford Bail
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Under current law, Medicaid will not pay for health care services for an individual in custody who has not been convicted of a crime * * * Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today introduced legislation that would protect continuity of Medicaid coverage for pretrial detainees, ensuring health care services are provid  more

Sens. Portman, Cardin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create U.S. Tax Code Parity for Beauty Services Providers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act--legislation to empower beauty services providers, such as barbers, manicurists, skincare specialists, and hairstylists. The measure expands the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to include the beauty servic  more