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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Brown, Shuler Wired Op-Ed: Workers Deserve Say in Automation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Ensures Workers Receive Advanced Notice, Increased Training when Companies Decide to Adopt New Technology * * * In Case You Missed It, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler penned the op-ed below for Wired, "Workers Deserve a Say in Automation." The op-ed outlines the challenges faced by workers with increased automation and underscores the need for   more

Canton Repository Editorial Board Praises Portman's Bipartisan RECYCLE Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: In an editorial titled "Bipartisan Call for More Recycling" the Canton Repository editorial board praises Senator Portman's new bipartisan RECYCLE Act. Portman introduced the legislation with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) last week and the legislation will create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate households and consumers about their residential and com  more

Cardin Joins Senate Dems to Urge HUD to Reject Proposed Changes to Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and forty-four senators to send a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reject changes proposed in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) August 19, 2019 Proposed Rulemaking: HUD's Imple  more

Congresswoman Beatty Announces $6.8+ Million in Federal Investments for Central Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded more than $6.8 million in new federal funding to Ohio's Third Congressional District. DOT/FAA funds will be used by John Glenn International Airport (CMH) to improve taxiways, and HHS monies will go to the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center. I  more

House Oversight Republicans to Chairwoman Maloney: Abandon Partisan Impeachment Inquiry and Focus on Bipartisan Committee Priorities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the Republican Members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) urging her and Committee Democrats to set aside their partisan impeachment-driven agenda and work with Republicans to address the pressing issues affecting all Americans. Background: * On September 24, 2019, Speaker Pelo  more

Portman Partners With Stop Opioid Silence Campaign to Urge Ohioans to Discuss Opioid Addiction During Holiday Season
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA) in partnership with Facebook and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids + Center on Addiction's Stop Opioid Silence PSA campaign. The Stop Opioid Silence PSA campaign connects people to information and resources via a "Get Help" messenger function on Facebook while offering a safe forum to share their stories about addiction and   more

Rep. Gonzalez Expands Push Against Child Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) expanded his push to end online child exploitation, sending a new letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations alongside Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and 26 other bipartisan members of the House to request additional resources to combat the increasing crisis of online child exploitation. "While abuse has risen over the past decad  more

Rep. Gonzalez Works to Address Shortage of Essential Pediatric Cancer Drug
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Cindy Axne (D-IA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today alongside 10 of their colleagues to address the critical shortage of vincristine, an essential anti-cancer chemotherapy drug for pediatric cancer treatments. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports, the United States faces a critical shortage of the  more

Rep. Ryan Secures $30 Million for Major Program to Insert Additive Manufacturing Into U.S. Army Supply Chain
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) worked together to secure funding, valued at $30M to date, for a major U.S. Army program to insert additive manufacturing (AM) technologies into its supply chain. Ryan is now the second ranking Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Committee. The program, called AMNOW, signifies a tremendous investment in advancing manufacturing technologies within  more

Reps. Kaptur, McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Settlements Are Used to Address Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring the funds that states receive from opioid settlements are used to fight the epidemic and are focused towards treatment, prevention, education, and enforcement. The Opioid Settlement Accountability Act (H.R.5242) would ensure funds from opioid related settlements are used to address t  more

Reps. McKinley, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Settlements Are Used to Address Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring the funds that states receive from opioid settlements are used to fight the epidemic and are focused towards treatment, prevention, education, and enforcement. The Opioid Settlement Accountability Act (H.R.5242) would ensure funds from opioid related settlements are u  more

Sen. Portman Issues Remarks at Area Progress Council of Warren County's 36th Economic Outlook Annual Breakfast
MASON, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following remarks at Area Progress Council of Warren County's 36th Economic Outlook Annual Breakfast: Portman discussed his work to enact pro-growth policies, including the tax reform law which is helping the economy grow and create jobs, give workers the skills training they need to secure the jobs available today, and empower Ohioans to ensure that they have a better tomorrow. "I enjoyed participating in Area Progress Council of Wa  more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed on SECURE Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: In the The Hill, Senator Portman wrote an op-ed discussing the importance of passing the SECURE Act to help more Americans achieve a secure retirement. The SECURE Act includes a set of reforms designed to help more Americans save for their retirement, including a number of incentives designed to encourage small businesses to offer retirement plans to their workers as well as an increase in the age for required m  more

Senate Passes Portman's Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity Coordination With State and Local Governments
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to promote stronger cybersecurity coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and state and local governments. The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act would encourage national cybersecurity watchdogs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats, vul  more

Senators Warren and Brown Raise Alarm in Letter to CFPB Amid Reports of Gender Discrimination by Goldman Sachs and the New Apple Card
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - CFPB under the Trump Administration has shown "little willingness" to enforce fair lending laws, raising questions about Bureau's commitment to combatting discrimination * * * United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Senator Sherrod Brown  more

Widespread Praise for Portman's Bipartisan RECYCLE Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Recycling groups, key business leaders, and national recycling stakeholders have announced their widespread support for Senator Portman's new bipartisan legislation - 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 recycli  more