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  • September 10, 2021

    America’s infrastructure used to be the envy of the world.Our grandparents built it – but we haven’t maintained it. Our roads, our airports, and our bridges are crumbling. Our transit technology is outdated. We have lead in too many pipes and too many communities are still without broadband.We are about to change that, with the bipartisan... Read More
  • September 03, 2021

    Each year on Labor Day, we honor the workers who built this country, and who continue to power our economy today. American workers are our greatest asset and the engine behind our nation’s success.This year, we particularly thank all of the essential workers who have supported our state and our country through this pandemic, many of whom aren’t... Read More
  • August 06, 2021

    We’re on the verge of an historic investment in Ohio infrastructure that will create good-paying jobs in communities all over the state. And one of the most critical parts of this effort is our plan to rebuild Ohio bridges, with American materials made by American workers.Right now, there are more than 3,200 bridges across Ohio that need repairs to... Read More
  • July 30, 2021

    Too many Ohioans fall prey to payday and car title lenders that trap them in a cycle of debt.Corporations refuse to pay their workers enough to pay the bills, and the big banks won’t make small-dollar loans to help people with unexpected expenses – so Ohioans are forced to turn to these predatory lenders.These loans saddle borrowers with interest... Read More
  • July 23, 2021

    It’s simple: unions make Ohioans’ hard work pay off.Union workers earn higher wages, on average, and have better benefits, more retirement security, and more control over their schedules.It’s why I’m leading the fight to pass the PRO Act – the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. The bill would start to level the playing field between workers and... Read More
  • July 16, 2021

    Ohioans look for that “Made in the U.S.A.” label, because they want their dollars to support our economy, and they know it means a quality product, made by American workers.Yet too often, businesses are forced to compete with companies and marketers that falsely claim their products are made in the U.S., when in reality they’re made in China.That’s... Read More
  • July 02, 2021

    Starting July 15, most Ohio parents will begin to see $250 or $300 in their bank accounts, every month from now until the end of the year. It’s part of the dramatic expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) we passed in the American Rescue Plan this spring. This was one of the biggest victories for working families in decades, and over the past week,... Read More
  • June 25, 2021

    Summer vacation shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio kids.Every day, hundreds of thousands of Ohio students receive free or reduced-price lunches at school. One of the many challenges of this pandemic has been ensuring these kids can access healthy and filling meals when school cafeterias have been closed.Over the past year our school districts and... Read More
  • June 18, 2021

    Every summer for nine years now, my office partners with local companies and organizations to host manufacturing camps for 4th through 8th graders across Ohio. And I’m excited that many community partners are welcoming campers back in person this summer.Last year, most of the camps had to take a hiatus because of the pandemic – but some leaders got... Read More
  • June 11, 2021

    Decades after we learned of the dangers of lead exposure, too many children in Ohio continue to be poisoned by the homes they live in and the water they drink.In 2018, more than 3,800 Ohio kids tested positive for lead levels. And we know the real number of children exposed is likely much higher –many children who are at-risk of lead poisoning... Read More
  • May 21, 2021

    Sadly, we know child deaths due to abuse are far too common. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System estimated that 1,840 children died from abuse and neglect in 2019, and we know those numbers probably don’t even tell the full storyRight now, the lack of a clear definition for “child maltreatment fatality” lets too many kids slip through... Read More
  • May 14, 2021

    China and our competitors spend billions propping up state-owned enterprises and investing in research and development, monetizing our ideas, and using them to compete against American businesses, while paying their workers less and giving them fewer rights. I want the technologies that will drive the next generation of manufacturing – from... Read More
  • April 30, 2021

    It’s simple: American tax dollars should go toward American-made products that support American jobs. Period.Ohio communities need infrastructure investment, and they need it to be made by Ohio workers, with raw materials made in Ohio.That’s why I worked with my colleagues, including Senator Portman and Congressman Ryan, to reintroduce our... Read More
  • April 23, 2021

    For far too long, our trade policy has allowed our steelworkers and other Ohio industries to drown under unfair foreign competition.Too often, we see trade remedy orders put in place on imports from one country, only to see the U.S. market flooded with dumped or subsidized imports of that same product from a different country. Sometimes it’s the... Read More
  • April 16, 2021

    We know the most important thing we can do to defeat this pandemic, to get our economy moving again, and to get people back to their lives, is to get everyone vaccinated, as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe, effective, and they’ll save lives. However, we are seeing concerning disparities in vaccine access in many underserved communities; we... Read More
  • April 09, 2021

    It’s simple: if you work extra hours, you should earn extra pay        Four and a half years ago in Columbus, I stood with then-Vice President Biden and the Secretary of Labor, and we announced that the administration was going to finally raise the salary threshold to earn overtime pay, making millions more workers eligible.The rule would have... Read More
  • April 01, 2021

    We passed the American Rescue Plan to get shots in people’s arms, money in families’ pockets, children back in schools, and workers back on the job. And the plan is already making a difference in Ohioans’ lives.The best thing we can do to get shoppers back in stores and diners back in restaurants and kids back in classrooms again is to get all... Read More
  • March 29, 2021

    This month, another Ohio family is grieving. Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University, died after alleged alcohol-induced hazing at a fraternity event.Hazing isn’t a “rite of passage,” it’s not just fun and games, and it’s not something everyone does in school. It’s dangerous, and it threatens the health and safety of... Read More
  • March 12, 2021

    Maternal mortality is a growing problem in Ohio and around the country. Too many mothers are dying, particularly mothers of color. Nationally, Black mothers die at 3 times the rate of white mothers, and are twice as likely to suffer from life-threatening complications with their pregnancies. And as many as half of these deaths could be... Read More
  • March 05, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan we just passed includes a big win for working families: a dramatic expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. I’ve been pushing for us to expand these tax credits for years, because they’re two of the most important tools we have to make hard work pay off and lift kids out of poverty. This expansion... Read More