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  • August 02, 2018

    In emergencies, while the rest of us run from danger, firefighters run toward it. And when they rush into the flames they’re not just putting their lives on the line – even firefighters who come home safely face long-term health risks. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study confirms that firefighters face an... Read More
  • July 30, 2018

    The final National Defense Authorization Act is expected to be signed into law soon. As a member of the bipartisan House and Senate Committee that wrote the final bill, I am proud of the critical investments we delivered for Ohio.   We were able to secure a final bill that not only includes Ohio’s defense priorities, but also... Read More
  • July 17, 2018

    Last week, thousands of workers and retirees came to Columbus to demand Congress solve the crisis threatening the secure retirement these Americans earned. I serve as co-chair of the bipartisan select committee created to solve the pensions crisis, and Senator Portman and I worked to bring members of the committee to Columbus to hear from... Read More
  • July 05, 2018

    We all know how devastating the addiction epidemic has been for our state, and it has far-reaching consequences for Ohio families. It’s often grandparents who step in to care for kids when their parents can’t because of addiction, or when parents are tragically taken from their family by a fatal overdose. Our office has heard from a... Read More
  • June 22, 2018

    The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come out of conversations with Ohioans. That was on display last week as Republicans and Democrats came together to support provisions I worked with Ohio farmers and small business owners to include in the 2018 Farm Bill. We passed the bill out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on a... Read More
  • June 13, 2018

    This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans across the state. Each year, more and more students attend these camps – this year we have at least 19 camps in 15 counties across Ohio. Campers will visit local engineering and manufacturing... Read More
  • June 04, 2018

    Last month in the Senate Banking Committee, we passed my bipartisan legislation to give our country more tools to respond to foreign investments from countries like China that could pose a threat to our national security. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, also known as CFIUS, is responsible for screening foreign investments... Read More
  • May 25, 2018

    Each year during National Police Week, we honor our law enforcement officers, and the families who support them. They all give so much in service to their communities, and too many make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. While we can’t begin to repay the debt we owe these heroes and their families, we can work together to support their... Read More
  • May 18, 2018

    Any nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must be ready and able to strengthen and improve the VA for Ohio veterans. And before I make a decision on that nominee, I want to hear from Ohio veterans about how to do that and what their needs are. I’ve held roundtables across Ohio with veterans, and they’ve made it clear... Read More
  • May 09, 2018

    Unfortunately, we know that illegal, deadly fentanyl is all too common in Ohio – our local law enforcement must deal with it on a nearly daily basis. And because of the massive quantity of these drugs officers are seizing, state and local testing labs are facing big backlogs. Sometimes agencies have to wait months for results, which delays... Read More
  • April 10, 2018

    High-speed Internet is an absolute necessity, and the free flow of information is vital to our everyday lives. It impacts the way we live, work, study, and enjoy our free time. But right now, net neutrality rules that help ensure we have a free and open Internet are under attack. The FCC voted last year to repeal the rules that say Internet service... Read More
  • April 04, 2018

    At a time when there’s not nearly enough bipartisan cooperation in Washington, I was able to work with Republicans and Democrats to secure Ohio priorities in the spending bill Congress passed last month. This bipartisan compromise will finally give our businesses, our communities, and our military certainty so they can plan for the... Read More
  • March 19, 2018

    For far too long, our trade and tax policy has encouraged a corporate business model that shuts down operations in Ohio, cashes in on a tax credit at the expense of working Americans, and ships production to Reynosa, Mexico or Wuhan, China. Jobs at call centers are some of the most vulnerable to offshoring. Too many companies have packed up their... Read More
  • March 12, 2018

    There is not just one solution to end the opioid epidemic. We need prevention, treatment, enforcement, and recovery. And we need the health insurance industry to step up, and do its part to combat addiction. That’s why I’m leading a group of Senators in asking the nation’s top health insurers to both review their existing policies... Read More
  • March 05, 2018

    Tips belong to the workers who earn them. But a new rule under this administration is threatening the wages Ohio workers earn. In December, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed new regulations that would allow employers to force workers to hand over hard-earned tips to managers, and there is nothing in the rule that prevents employers from keeping... Read More
  • February 27, 2018

    We need to enforce our trade laws and crack down on cheaters. That’s something President Trump has said he agrees with me on, and I’m holding him to his promises on trade. When Senator Portman and I met with the President earlier this month to talk about our steel and trade policy, I made it clear that trade enforcement must be a... Read More
  • February 13, 2018

    One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come from conversations with Ohioans, like Massillon veteran, James Powers. I first met James last July, when he came to the coffee my office hosts for Ohio constituents every Thursday in Washington,... Read More
  • February 05, 2018

    Right now, the pensions of more than a million Americans are at risk of massive cuts. If we truly value a hard day’s work in this country, our government must keep the promise made to these workers, who could lose the lifeline they sacrificed for and worked to earn.  It’s bad enough that Wall Street squandered workers’ money... Read More
  • January 31, 2018

    We had a big victory for Ohio workers last week. The Trump administration followed through on calls from myself and Senator Portman to stand up for the 3,500 Ohio workers at Whirlpool whose jobs have been threatened by cheap imports from countries like China, Mexico, and Korea. Because of that victory, Whirlpool is now able to add 200 new jobs at... Read More
  • December 20, 2017

    This week, Congressional Republicans are expected to blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the national debt in order to cut taxes for millionaires and corporations that send jobs overseas. Independent analysis confirms that 83 percent of the benefit of the tax bill will go to the richest one percent of Americans.  And everyone else will pay for it... Read More