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  • December 12, 2017

    There’s no place for partisanship when it comes to caring for the women and men who serve this country, and the families who sacrifice alongside them. We showed that last month when we passed bipartisan legislation to improve access to care for our heroes – the Caring for Our Veterans Act of 2017 – out of the Veterans’... Read More
  • December 05, 2017

    While the Senate is spending its time on a bill to cut taxes for corporations that send jobs overseas, kids here in America are on the verge of losing their health insurance.  That’s because this fall, Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. States are beginning to run out of money for CHIP and... Read More
  • November 21, 2017

    If we want to cut taxes for the middle class, let’s cut taxes for the middle class. This latest attempt by Republicans in Congress to turn what should be a bipartisan effort to cut middle class taxes into a backdoor repeal of the Affordable Care Act is shameful. Instead of cutting taxes for working people, this bill takes away Ohioans’... Read More
  • November 13, 2017

    Right now, the pension plans of thousands of Ohioans are at risk of massive cuts if Congress doesn’t act soon.  It’s bad enough that Wall Street squandered workers’ money – and it’s worse that the government that’s supposed to look out for these folks is trying to break the promise made to them. This crisis... Read More
  • November 07, 2017

    Every additional day that Congress waits to appoint board members to the Export-Import Bank could mean lost contracts for Ohio businesses and lost jobs for Ohio workers. When fully functioning, the Ex-Im Bank is a vital tool for Ohio manufacturers and businesses, helping them export Ohio products around the world, compete in the global market, and... Read More
  • October 30, 2017

    Ohio seniors’ medical costs are too high – and unless Congress acts now, they’ll face a tax hike next year on top of that. Even with Medicare, too often our seniors face extra healthcare costs for prescription drugs, copays, and therapies. And anyone on a fixed income can tell you these costs add up quickly. That’s why... Read More
  • October 24, 2017

    Foreign investments should lead to good-paying jobs in Chillicothe and Chardon – not huge payouts for the Chinese government. That’s why I worked with my Republican Colleague, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to introduce the U.S. Foreign Investments Review Act. It’s simple – before we do business with a foreign entity,... Read More
  • October 11, 2017

    If the best apples are grown in Ohio, why buy apples from Washington or New York? We should support Ohio farmers from around the state, helping them grow their bottom lines and sell more products here at home.   That’s why last week, I introduced the Local FARMS Act to help Ohio farmers expand their businesses and reach new customers by... Read More
  • October 02, 2017

    If we want to prepare our students for 21st century jobs, we need to invest in 21st century classrooms. But too many of our schools have fallen into disrepair, and students can’t learn in schools that are crumbling around them. Last week, several Ohio schools were forced to close early, taking away valuable classroom time, due to excessive... Read More
  • September 18, 2017

    This month, we learned that 143 million Americans’ – about half the country – had their personal information exposed to criminals by the company Equifax during a massive data breach. That’s dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses and more. I’m doing everything in my power to protect Ohioans’ personal... Read More
  • August 10, 2017

    At a time when it doesn’t seem like there’s much cooperation across the partisan divide, my bipartisan legislation to expand education opportunities for post-9/11 veterans and their families passed out of the House and Senate last week. Now on President Trump’s desk and soon to be signed into law, this package to help our veterans... Read More
  • August 02, 2017

    It’s time we kick drug companies and insurance lobbyists out of the healthcare conversation, listen to the American people, and finally work together to lower prices and make healthcare work better for everyone. Last week, we witnessed once again that partisan politics is no match for the activism of the American people. Because thousands of... Read More
  • July 27, 2017

    Always read the fine print. Almost a year after millions of fake bank accounts were uncovered, Wells Fargo is still using fine print “forced arbitration” clauses to cheat those customers out of the justice they deserve. Ohio’s consumer cop, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to put a stop to this shady practice... Read More
  • July 10, 2017

    It’s simple. If you work extra hours, you should earn extra pay. Yet all too often, Ohioans are working longer days without the overtime pay they’ve earned. This month, the Trump Administration took an important step forward in delivering overtime pay for 130,000 Ohioans who were promised it under a new rule issued by the Obama... Read More
  • June 26, 2017

    If you go to Wright-Patt Air Force Base in Dayton, you’ll see payday lenders and car title lenders set up on the streets around the base, ready to prey on our troops and their families. You’ll also find the same setup around military bases across the country. It’s despicable that these shady lenders target men and women and... Read More
  • June 19, 2017

    Earlier this year, my work to lower drug prices for Ohio families was described as combining “every policy idea drug lobbyists hate.” And that’s something I’m pretty proud of. So I continued those efforts last week by introducing the Stop Price Gouging Act, which would require drug companies to report and justify increases... Read More
  • June 12, 2017

    A few years ago, I was talking to an official in the last administration about how to best support American manufacturing, and he remarked to me, “you know, everyone says they want more manufacturing, but no one wants their kid to do it.” We are working to change that. Manufacturing is one of our state’s most important industries,... Read More
  • May 22, 2017

    Our law enforcement officers, and the families who support them, give so much in service to their communities. As we were tragically reminded a little over a week ago, with the death of Kirkersville Police Chief Eric Disario, some make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. Sadly, Chief Disario is not alone. Officer David J. Fahey, Jr. of the... Read More
  • May 15, 2017

    Too many in Washington and on Wall Street seem to have amnesia about the devastation the Great Recession wreaked in communities across the country – but most Ohioans don’t have that luxury. Families who were struggling to invest in their children’s education or to save money for retirement saw years of hard work evaporate because... Read More
  • May 08, 2017

    I have spent my entire career fighting for a trade policy that puts Ohio workers first. Two days after last November’s election, I called the president-elect’s transition team and offered to work with them to make good on his campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA. Over the past few weeks, I’ve held roundtables with workers across... Read More