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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 86 items )  

Brown Announces $1.5 Million to Construct Joint Fire, EMS Facility in Port William-Liberty Township
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- 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's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program has awarded a $1,500,000 loan to Port William-Liberty Township Ohio. The loan will be used to finance the construction of a 9,210-square foot building to house the Port William-Liberty Township Joint Fire and Emergency Medical Services District (PWLT). "  more

Brown Announces $28 Million for Health & Wellness Center at Muskingum University
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- 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's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program has awarded a $28,000,000 to New Concord-based Muskingum University. Funds will go toward the construction of an 119,536 square-foot Health & Wellness Complex, including additional classrooms, clinical and laboratory spaces to support expanding education   more

Brown Announces $96,000 to Replace Police Cruiser, Backhoe for Village of Amsterdam
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- 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's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program has awarded a grant $50,000 and a loan of $46,000 to the Village of Amsterdam that will go toward the replacement of a police cruiser and backhoe for the Village. The new cruiser will provide law enforcement officers with dependable, safe and secure tran  more

Brown Announces More Than $11 Million for Water Infrastructure for Village of East Palestine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Go Toward Improvements to the Wastewater Collection System and Treatment Plant * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $3,160,636 grant and an $8,276,000 loan to the Village of East Palestine toward a properly functioning wastewater system to protect the environment and safeguard the health of the citiz  more

Brown Announces More Than $3 Million for Water Infrastructure for Village of New London
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Go Toward Improvements in the Area's Wastewater Treatment Plant * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded an $892,000 grant and a $2,156,000 loan to the Village of New London toward crucial updates to the existing wastewater treatment plant. "Up-to-date water infrastructure is critical to the health and we  more

Brown Announces More Than $4 Million to Help Laketran Update Bus System, Better Serve Lake County Customers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds to Help Laketran's Plan to Become One of the First Transit Agencies in Ohio to Have All of It's Fixed-Route Buses Run with Zero-Emission Technology - Laketran Awarded Funding through Competitive Bus Grant Program Brown Secured in Infrastructure * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4,300,000 to Laketran to purchase batte  more

Brown Announces More Than $5 Million for Water Infrastructure in Athens County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Go Toward Construction of a Wastewater Collection System * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $2,000,000 grant and a $3,009,000 loan to the Athens County Commission toward the construction of the U.S. 50 Albany Corridor wastewater collection system in Athens County. "Up-to-date water infrastructure   more

Brown Announces More Than $600,000 for Facility Upgrades at Western Reserve Transit Authority
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Western Reserve Transit Authority Awarded Funding through Competitive Bus Grant Program Brown Secured in Infrastructure Bill * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $600,104 to Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) to upgrade maintenance bays in the facility where buses are repaired. Brown wrote to Transportation Secretary Elai  more

Brown Announces More Than $64,000 to Purchase Inclement Weather Maintenance Equipment in Morgan County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- 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's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program has awarded a $48,100 grant and a loan of $16,400 to Morgan Township which will go toward the replacement of a truck with a salt-spreader attachment as well as new equipment to aid township employees in the maintenance of more than 33 miles of roads in so  more

Brown Announces Nearly $3 Million to Help GDRTA Update Bus System, Better Serve Dayton Customers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Greater Dayton RTA Awarded Funding through Competitive Bus Grant Program Brown Secured in Infrastructure Bill * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,971,592 to Greater Dayton Regional Transit (GDRTA) to replace eight outdated buses with new, clean diesel replacement buses. "Miami Valley riders rely on the Greater Dayton RTA   more

Brown Presses Airlines to Require Catering Contracting Companies to Pay Workers Living Wages
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Catering Contract Workers Have Contributed to Billions of Dollars in Profits for Legacy Airline Carriers, but Have Not Received Their Fair Share of the Profits * * * U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is leading a group of senators in urging legacy airline carriers to require the catering contract companies they work with to pay their workers higher wages. In a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parke  more

Brown Set to Introduce Legislation to Improve Warn Act by Providing More Notice for Workers, Holding Employers Accountable
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Would Expand WARN Act Requirements, Strengthen Enforcement * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to preview legislation, the Fair Warning Act of 2019, which Brown will introduce this week with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to update the WARN Act and hold employers accountable while also giving workers and communities the notice they need to best prepare f  more

Brown Takes to Senate Floor Urging Colleagues to Act to Save Pensions of Thousands of Miners
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to take swift action on behalf of more than 86,000 miners who are living under the threat of massive pension cuts. Earlier this week, Sen. Brown (D-OH) said a newly released Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) report underscores why it's critical that Congress act to solve the multiemployer pension crisis. Accor  more

Brown Urges Ohioans to Apply for 1890 Land-Grant National Scholars Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Program Provides Full Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board to Students Pursuing Degrees in Agriculture, Food, Natural Resource Sciences or Related Academic Disciplines at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions - Deadline to Apply for 2020 Scholarship Program is Friday, January 31, 2020 * * * U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is urging Ohioans to apply for the U.S.   more

Brown, Baldwin Lead Senators Urging Labor Secretary to Establish Workplace Heat Safety Standards, As Workers Are Increasingly Impacted By Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - There Are Currently No Federal Standards That Specifically Require Employers to Address Severe Heat Risks for Workers * * * U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led a group of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia to establish new workplace safety standards for workers who are increasingly affected by severe heat as   more

Brown, Baldwin, Menendez Lead Senators Urging Media Companies to Recognize Workers' Unions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Merger will Combine Two of the Largest Newspaper Chains in the Country * * * U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led a group of his Democratic colleagues urging Gannett News and GateHouse to voluntarily recognize any union selected by a majority of workers in any GateHouse- or Gannett-owned newsroom. The anticipated GateHouse-Gannett merger could have si  more

Brown, Schumer, Murray Introduce Legislation to Improve WARN Act by Providing More Notice for Workers, Holding Employers Accountable
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Bill Would Expand WARN Act Requirements, Strengthen Enforcement * * * Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Fair Warning Act of 2019, legislation to update the WARN Act and hold employers accountable while also giving workers and communities the notice they need to best prepare for and recover from employer decisions that cost   more

Brown, Senators Slam Regulators for 'Rent-a-Bank' Arrangement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, led a letter with five Senators, opposing a proposed rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that could eviscerate state laws that limit the interest rates on loans and allow unregulated predatory lending across the nation. In a let  more

Brown: New Report Highlights Importance of Acting to Fix Pension System Immediately
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - New Report Shows Multiemployer Pension Program is Closer to Insolvency - $11 Billion Deterioration in 2019 Alone Underscores Why it's Critical Congress Act Now - Brown: The Longer We Wait to Solve Crisis, the More Expensive it Gets * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today said the newly released Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) report underscores why it's critical that Congress act  more

Carper, Portman Bipartisan Report Reveals Lack of Federal Response to China's Talent Recruitment Plans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), unveiled a new bipartisan report titled Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China's Talent Recruitment Plans. The report documents how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military over the last two decades  more

Chairman Portman Issues Statement at Hearing on Securing U.S. Research Enterprise From China's Talent Recruitment Plans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Chairman Rob Portman, R-Ohio, at a hearing entitled "Securing the U.S. Research Enterprise from China's Talent Recruitment Plans": "Last night, Senator Carper and I released an investigative report detailing the threat of China's talent recruitment programs and what it poses to U.S.-funded research. This is, as some of you know, the Subcommittee's third investigation focusing  more

Committee Approves Portman, Warner, Alexander, King Legislation to Address NPS Maintenance Backlog
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Will Address $12 Billion National Park Service Backlog in Deferred and Overdue Maintenance * * * Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Angus King (I-ME) announced the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved their bipartisan Restore Our Parks Act, legislation that would address the nearly $12 billion deferred m  more

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Rep. Latta Priorities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee concluded a two-day markup where members voted to pass a number of bipartisan bills working to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers, increase rural broadband capabilities, boost our economy, and more. Congressman Latta released the following statement at the conclusion of today's markup: "The bipartisan bills the Committee passed work to improve t  more

Following Portman's PSI Report, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Calls for Transparency in Chinese Talent Recruitment Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: In an editorial titled "China's Bid on American Science," the Wall Street Journal editorial board called for more transparency in regard to Chinese talent recruitment programs in the United States. This is in response to Senator Portman's new bipartisan report from the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which he chairs, that documents how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China's  more

House Passes Portman, Udall Bill to Ensure Remaining Stamps to Promote Wildlife Conservation Are Sold
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) announced the House of Representatives has passed their bipartisan Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act, legislation which would require the U.S. Postal Service to sell the approximately 50 million remaining Saving Vanishing Species Stamps left in stock. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Dianna Feinstein (D-CA), Ed Ma  more

In Stunning Admission, FBI Says It Should Have Addressed Chinese Talent Recruitment Programs Sooner
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - FBI Admission Comes During PSI Hearing on Senator Portman's Report Highlighting Lack of Federal Response to China's Talent Recruitment Programs * * * Today, during a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) bipartisan hearing (https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/hearings/oversight-of-federal-infrastructure-permitting-and-fast-41) entitled "Securing the U.S. Research   more

Majority Leader McConnell & Secretary Bernhardt Unveil New National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky
HENDERSON, Kentucky, Nov. 22 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, and their counterparts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, announced the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of the Ohio and Green rivers in Henderson, Kentuck  more

Menendez, Brown, Baldwin Lead Senators Urging Media Companies Recognize Workers' Unions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - GateHouse-Gannett merger will combine two of country's largest newspaper chains * * * U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) led a group of Senate colleagues urging Gannett News and GateHouse to voluntarily recognize any union selected by a majority of workers in any GateHouse- or Gannett-owned newsroom. The anticipated GateHouse-Gannett merge  more

On Senate Floor, Brown Demands Passage of Legislation to Extend Critical Funding for HBCU's, Minority Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - After Senators Demanded Passage on Senate Floor, Republicans Counter Offered With a Piecemeal Funding Proposal That Has No Path Forward; Brown Pressing for Passage of Bipartisan FUTURE Act, which Senate Republicans have Repeatedly Blocked, Despite House Passage Months Ago * * * In Case You Missed It, on the Senate floor last night, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined his colleagues in calling for   more

On Senate Floor, Sen. Portman Says U.S. Must Do More to Stop Theft of Taxpayer-Funded Research & Intellectual Property
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted a new bipartisan report released by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which he chairs, that documents how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military over the last two decades while federal agencies have done little to stop it. Portman held a hearing on Tuesday to highlight these findi  more

Portman Secures Commitment From State Department Nominee to Address Visas for China's Talent Recruitment Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) secured a commitment from the nominee to be Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, that, if confirmed, he would ensure that the State Department works to address the issue of China stealing intellectual property, specifically through their talent recruitment programs. Senator Portman's new bipartisan report from the Pe  more

Portman, Stabenow Introduce RECYCLE Act to Improve Recycling
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced new legislation - S. 2941, the RECYCLE Act - to create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate households and consumers about their residential and community recycling programs. This legislation will help increase recycling rates and reduce contamination in the recycling stream. U.S  more

Rep. Balderson: Securing Ohio's Roadways for Riders: Balderson-Led Bill Reauthorizes Advisory Council for 6 Years
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), along with three bipartisan colleagues, today introduced the Motorcycle Advisory Council Reauthorization Act, which extends the Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for 6 years and outlines clear guidelines of operation. "As a rider, I know how important communication is between those who ride and those who design the roads we rid  more

Rep. Beatty Honored for Her Work on Homelessness
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: This week, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty recognized U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) with the Bruce F. Vento Award for her ongoing, decades-long work to end and prevent homelessness in Congress. "Throughout my time in Congress, and as a member of the House Financial Services Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittee, I have worked with Democrats and Republicans ali  more

Rep. Beatty Pushes for Protecting Places of Worship
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2019, H.R. 4634. An original cosponsor of H.R. 4634, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) successfully had a provision included in the bipartisan bill that would ensure places of worship across the country, including those in Ohio's Third Congressional District, are financially equipped to r  more

Rep. Chabot: Small Business Committee Passes Four Bipartisan Entrepreneurship Bills
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- 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 held a markup of legislation to support America's small business owners, entrepreneurs, and innovators. All four bills passed through Committee by voice vote. "Two [of these bills] focus on fostering entrepreneurship among the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. Providing [these individuals] an out  more

Rep. Chabot: Small Businesses Speak to Innovation in Construction Technology
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- 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 Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure heard from experts on emerging technologies in the construction industry. "Digitized construction technologies and processes can have a significant impact on a construction company's productivity, but many small firms lack the resources to invest and maxim  more

Rep. Davidson Opposes Partisan Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) voted against the partisan United States Export Finance Agency Act (H.R. 4863). The bill, which passed on a partisan 235 -184 vote reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for another ten years. The Export-Import Bank equips American companies with the export financing they need to compete in many markets. Other countries provide trade financing to home-grown companies, a  more

Rep. Davidson Votes Against Bankrupting America
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) voted against a continuing resolution to extend funding for the federal government ahead of the November 21st funding expiration. The new continuing resolution (H.R.3055) will fund the government through December 20th. After the vote, Congressman Davidson said, "I opposed this continuing resolution because it is not compassionate to bankrupt America. This resolut  more

Rep. Fudge Expresses Outrage Over SNAP Proposal Cutting Free School Meal Eligibility for 1 Million School-Age Children
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) joined the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in sending a letter today to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the Department's proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its adverse impact on access to school meals for nearly 1 million school-age children. "It  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement at Hearing on Review of USDA Civil Rights Office
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following statement at a hearing to review the Agriculture Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights: "The purpose of today's hearing is to ensure the Department of Agriculture functions equally for everyone it serves and employs, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or any other protected class. "It's no se  more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement at Hearing With Agriculture Deputy Assistant Secretary Earp
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following statement at a hearing with Naomi Earp, Agriculture deputy assistant secretary for Civil Rights: During testimony, Deputy Assistant Secretary Earp claimed, "... some frequent filers use EEO complaints to punish managers and supervisors," adding that she believed the practice is "a pretty effective tool." "I have serious, s  more

Rep. Gibbs Announces USDA Funding for New London
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Gibbs announced on Tuesday a $3 million US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Loan and Grant award for the Village of New London. The USDA funding, a $2.1 million loan and $892,000 grant, will be used to improve the village's wastewater treatment plant. "I am happy to announce this funding for New London," said Congressman Gibbs. "Maintaining water and wastewater systems can often   more

Rep. Joyce Applauds EPA for Awarding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Help Clean Up Lake Erie
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) for awarding five separate grants to Ohio EPA, Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (Ohio DNR), and the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO). These grants, which are part of a larger ef  more

Rep. Joyce Introduces Bill to Increase Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency for Patients
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: This week, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced the Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act to provide much-needed transparency surrounding the costs of life-saving medications. The legislation, which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Rick Scott(FL), creates a public, consumer-friendly federal database of drug pricing information and compels drug companies to explain any price increases. "The high cost  more

Rep. Joyce Joins Public Awareness Campaign to Reduce Stigma Surrounding Opioid Addiction
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) has joined the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids/the Center on Addiction and Facebook in a new public awareness campaign called Stop Opioid Silence, which is aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction. "More than half of all Americans know someone affected by the opioid crisis, but only about a fourth of those battling opioid addiction get the treatment they need,"   more

Rep. Kaptur Hosts Hearing on Department of Energy's Role in Addressing Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Role in Addressing Climate Change. Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery We are here to discuss the topic of climate change - a global issue that challenges our ability to sustain life on earth. Our job   more

Rep. Kaptur Manages Floor Debate Ahead of House Passage of Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Extends Government Funding and Health Programs Through December 20, Fully Funds a Fair and Accurate Census, and Raises Military Pay * * * Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, managed floor debate on a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 20 and keep the governme  more

Rep. Ryan Announces $250,000 for Trumbull County Development Project
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing the approval of a grant of $250,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Trumbull County Board of Commissioners for sanitary sewer service in the Belmont Park area of Liberty Township. The money complements state and local funding for the almost $3.5 million project, which will provide a sewer line serving 107 households and 18 businesses. Sewer service wi  more

Rep. Ryan Announces $600,104 for Western Reserve Transit Authority
WARREN, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced a $600,104 grant from the US Department of Transportation's Buses and Bus Facilities Program for the Western Reserve Transit Authority. The grant assists in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing, or leasing bus-relate  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Worker Protections
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Fair Warning Act strengthens the enforcement of current law and closes loopholes in existing WARN requirements * * * Congressmen Tim Ryan (OH-13) and David Trone (MD-6) to introduce legislation to strengthen worker protections. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are introducing the companion bill in the Senate. Tomorrow, Reps. Ryan and Trone and Sens. Brown and Schumer will introduc  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Worker Protections
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - The Fair Warning Act strengthens the enforcement of current law and closes loopholes in existing WARN requirements * * * Congressmen Tim Ryan (OH-13) and David Trone (MD-6) today introduced legislation to strengthen worker protections. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the companion bill in the Senate. Reps. Ryan and Trone introduced the Fair Warning Act (H.R. 5205) which am  more

Rep. Ryan Issues Statement on Government Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the fiscal 2020 continuing resolution that funds the U.S. government through Dec. 20: The CR includes a 3.1% pay raise for our military, continuation of funds for Community Health Centers and other health programs, ensures funding for an accurate and thorough 2020 Census. Additionally, it includes language to prevent $7.6 billion of cuts to State's highway funding, protecting $330 million for O  more

Rep. Ryan Praises FCC's Plan to Designate Three-Digit Number for National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Hotline
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today praised the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposal to begin the rulemaking process to establish 9-8-8 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline. The Commission will vote on this proposal at its December 12 public meeting. Congressman Ryan is a cosponsor of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (H.R. 4194),   more

Rep. Ryan Urges Major League Baseball Not to Eliminate Mahoning Valley Scrappers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - MLB plans to eliminate 42 Minor League Teams including Mahoning Valley Scrappers * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) joined a bipartisan group of 105 House members to urge Major League Baseball (MLB) to abandon its plan to end its affiliation with 42 Minor League teams, including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. In a letter written to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, with every team copied, Members of Congress  more

Rep. Ryan Urges Prevailing Wage for Workers Building Youngstown VA Clinic
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today urged VA Secretary Robert Wilke to pay prevailing wages for all construction workers building the new VA Clinic in Youngstown. In a letter to Secretary Wilke, Congressman Ryan advocates for prevailing wages to be paid on all contracts related to the clinic and seeks assurance that the David-Bacon act is being fully applied. "The new community-based outpatient clinic will be  more

Rep. Turner Foster Care Bill Passes House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Mike Turner's (OH-10) bill to provide stable housing to foster care youth aging out of the system was passed by the House of Representatives by voice vote. Now, it goes to Senate, where a companion bill has already been considered by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Turner has championed this legislation since introducing an earlier version of the bill in Sep  more

Rep. Wenstrup Joins Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Introduce the Family First Transition Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Family First Transition Act, which would provide states with the time and resources necessary to implement prevention programs and services that keep children at home rather than placed into foster care. "The goal of this important bill is to reduce the need to send children to an overcrowded foster care system whenever p  more

Rep. Wenstrup, Harder Bill Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Passes House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: A day after Veterans Day, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Congressman Brad Wenstrup's (OH-02) bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of fallen and catastrophically injured servicemembers to end their phone, television, or internet contracts without being financially penalized. Wenstrup and Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statements following the passage of Prote  more

Rep. Wenstrup: Congressional Leaders Request Input to Improve Health Care in Rural and Underserved Communities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) and the Committee on Ways and Means released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input that will inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force in seeking bipartisan solution to pressing issues facing patients. Congressman Wenstrup, a Task Force Co-Chair, released the following statement upon the announcement of the RFI: "I'm proud to advocate for the   more

Rep: Balderson-Led Legislation Supports Use of Local Aggregates in Construction
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is leading bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives that would promote the use of local aggregate resources such as stone, sand, and gravel in construction projects, reducing costs and bolstering local producers. "Supporting Central Ohio businesses and producers supports our greater community by reducing costs, creating jobs, and cutting d  more

Reps. Beatty, Meng Introduce Homeless Youth Menstrual Product Access Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: This week, Representatives Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Grace Meng (NY-06) introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Homeless Youth Menstrual Product Access Act, H.R. 5177. If enacted, the bill would allow Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program grant recipients to use a portion of those funds to provide free menstrual hygiene products to runaway and homeless youth. "Access to adequate sa  more

Reps. Pallone, Walden, Doyle, Latta Issue Statement on Passage of Television Viewer Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement - with three congressmen - Ranking Member Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pennsylvania, chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Ranking Member Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, after the full committee voted to advanced the Television Viewer Protection Act (H.R. 5035) to the House: "This legislation will ensure that  more

Reps. Walden, Latta Issue Statement on Full Committee Passage of Telecommunications Bills
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement with Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, on passage of bipartisan telecommunications bills at the full committee markup: "We are moving forward with critical legislation today that will help us achieve a broad range of our shared telecommunications pr  more

Reps. Walden, Pallone, Doyle, Latta Issue Statement on Passage of Television Viewer Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following joint statement - with three congressmen - Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pennsylvania, chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Ranking Member Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, after the full committee voted to advanced the Television Viewer Protection Act (H.R. 5035), as amended, to the House: "This legi  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $3.5 Million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to Preserve the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a total of $3,584,865 for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The funding will be used to restore wetland habitats, control and prevent invasive species, and to continue cleanup and restoration work in Ohio's four Areas of Concern (AOCs). These grants are part of a larger effort to restore and p  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $4 Million to Improve Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) has awarded $4,250,000 to the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. These funds will go toward rehabilitating the airport's runway. "Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state," said Brown. "This investment wi  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $4 Million to Improve James M. Cox Dayton International Airport
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) has awarded $4,300,000 to the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. These funds will go toward constructing a terminal building. "Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state," said Brown. "This investment wil  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $4 Million to Improve John Glenn Columbus International Airport
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) has awarded $4,250,000 to the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. These funds will go toward rehabilitating the airport's taxiway. "Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state," said Brown. "This investment  more

Sen. Brown Is Urging Ryan Homes to Remove Forced Arbitration From Agreements
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Ohio homeowners in Cincinnati as he leads efforts to urge Ryan Homes to remove forced arbitration clauses from its agreements and stop requiring homeowners to sign non-disclosure agreements to resolve disputes. Ryan Homes is the fourth-largest homebuilder in the country. Earlier this month, Brown led a letter with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Ca  more

Sen. Brown Issues Opening Statement at Nominations Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing on the nominations to the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development departments and Export-Import Bank: "Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding today's hearing on the nominations of Mr. Mitchell Silk, Mr. Brian Montgomery, Mr. David Woll, Mr. John Bobbitt, and Mr. Peter Coniglio. Congratulations to each of you and welcom  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Hearing to Markup Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following remarks at a hearing to markup the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (S. 2877): "We lost thousands of our friends and neighbors on September 11th, 2001. Since that day, almost ten thousand first responders have been diagnosed with serious illnesses related to the rescue effort. "Given that enormous human cost, you might  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Treasury Department, HUD, Ex-Im Bank Nominations Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- 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 on nominations of Mitchell Silk, to be assistant secretary for International Markets at the Treasury Department, Brian Montgomery, to be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department, David Woll, to be assistant secretary for Community Planning and Development, Jack Bobbitt, to be assistant secr  more

Sen. Johnson Responds to House Republicans' Request for Information on Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) today responded to a request from Representatives Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence respectively, to share his firsthand knowledge about the U.S.-Ukraine relationship as part of the House Democrats' impeachment proceedings. Sen. Johnson has worked   more

Sen. Manchin Issues Statement on Groundbreaking of Facebook Fiber Project in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, issued the following statement on the groundbreaking of Facebook's project to lay 275 miles of fiber through West Virginia to connect the Facebook data centers in Ohio and Virginia: The project will construct 275 miles of fiber through West Virginia between Ashburn, VA and Columbus, OH. The state will gain more access to broadband internet while providing Facebook access to the rights-of-way in the state. Manchin said: "The groundbreak  more

Sen. Portman Issues Remarks at Bipartisan PSI Oversight Hearing on Federal Response to China Talent Recruitment Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, issued the following opening remarks at a bipartisan hearing entitled "Securing the U.S. Research Enterprise from China's Talent Recruitment Plans": In his remarks, he discussed PSI's new bipartisan report that documents how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military over the last two decades while federal agencies have done little to stop it.  more

Sen. Portman Issues Statement on Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization & Reform Plan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following statement upon the introduction of the Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization and Reform Plan released by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee: "Today is a positive step forward in our efforts to reform the multiemployer pension system on behalf of workers, retirees, and employers. I'd like to thank Chairmen   more

Sen. Portman Meets With Members of Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Discussion Highlighted Bipartisan Efforts to Help Turn the Tide on the Addiction Crisis * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) met with members of the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers (OARP) and discussed efforts to combat the drug crisis. The OARP is an organization made up of thirty-four addiction treatment providers, working to increase access to treatment and develop a recovery-orie  more

Sen. Portman, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill to End Cosmetics Animal Testing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would phase out the sale of cosmetic products developed using animal testing and make it unlawful to conduct cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. with limited exceptions. "I'm proud to support this bipartisan legislation as it requires cosmetic companies to v  more

Senators Brown, Warren and Rep. Pocan Investigate Role of Private Equity in Quality of Nursing Home Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Research Shows Facilities Owned by Private Equity Firms Provide Worse Care * * * United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), sent letters to four private equity firms - Carlyle Group, Formation Capital, Fillmore Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus - that currently invest, or have recently invested, in companies providing nursing   more

Senators Warren, Brown and Rep. Pocan Investigate Role of Private Equity in Declining Quality of Nursing Home Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Research Shows Facilities Owned by Private Equity Firms Provide Worse Care * * * United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), sent letters to four private equity firms -- Carlyle Group, Formation Capital, Fillmore Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus -- that curr  more

Senators Warren, Brown, and Sanders Investigate 'Inherent' Conflicts of Interest of Private Equity-Owned Institutional Review Boards
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Little data available to determine if companies are doing their job to keep research safe and maintain ethics standards that protect participants * * * United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent letters to two major private equity-owned commercial institutional review boards (IRBs), WCG Clinical and Advarra, which review cli  more

Sens. Portman, Carper Bipartisan Report Reveals Lack of Federal Response to China's Talent Recruitment Plans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), unveiled a new bipartisan report titled Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China's Talent Recruitment Plans. The report documents how American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military over the last two decades while fed  more

Van Hollen, Brown, Warren Underscore Support of "FedNow" Real-Time Payments System in Letter to Fed
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), all members of the Senate Banking Committee, have written to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to underscore their support of the proposed "FedNow" service to support real-time payments. The Senators write, "Real-time payments would result in significant economic benefits for working families and small   more

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Praises Portman's PSI Report on China's Talent Recruitment Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, as chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) held a bipartisan hearing entitled "Securing the U.S. Research Enterprise from China's Talent Recruitment Plans". The hearing focused on the new bipartisan report (https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2019-11-18%20PSI%20Staff%20Report%20-%20China's%20Talent%20Recruitment%20Plans.pdf) which document  more

With Highway Construction Funding in Jeopardy, Rep. Balderson Urges Action Now
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: With 10 scheduled legislative days remaining in the first session of the 116th Congress, Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) joined a bipartisan delegation of more than 100 representatives in sending House leadership a letter requesting they address the upcoming rescission of $7.6 billion from the highway funding bill passed earlier this year. "Ohio risks losing nearly $337 million for vital infrastructure pro  more