Connie and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

As the year comes to a close and I reflect on my travels throughout Ohio, one common thread emerges: the compassion of Ohioans. Each week, I encounter Ohioans who volunteer to help others and improve their communities. Whether it’s sending care packages to our brave service members and their families, or shoveling snow for an older neighbor, service helps to strengthen our communities and to spread cheer – during the holiday season and beyond.

As 2014 comes to an end, I would like to thank you for the honor of representing you in the U.S. Senate.