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  • December 03, 2021

    Covid-19 has reminded us how important it is that we prepare for possible health threats, and work to prevent or mitigate them before they become full-blown crises. For years now, we’ve known now that antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” are an increasingly dangerous threat to Ohioans’ health. It’s why I’m reintroducing the Strategies to Address... Read More
  • November 22, 2021

    As we begin the holiday season, and Ohioans are hoping their thoughtful gifts will arrive on time and are tracking down ingredients for family recipes, it’s critical that we take steps to strengthen and speed up our supply chains.Over the last few months, we’ve seen supply chain disruptions all over the country and around the world. There are many... Read More
  • November 15, 2021

    Last week’s Veterans Day celebrations around Ohio are a reminder of our obligation to serve those who serve and protect our country. On the Veterans’ Affairs Committee – the most bipartisan committee in the Senate – we work to ensure America’s veterans are getting the care and benefits that befit their service to our nation, and to make sure VA... Read More
  • November 08, 2021

    We have an opportunity to create jobs and support a new, growing industry in Ohio, producing the jet fuel of the future. Ohio has a long, proud history of aviation innovation – from the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop in West Dayton, to Geraldine Mock flying solo around the world, to John Glenn taking flight in Friendship 7. It’s not just history –... Read More
  • October 29, 2021

    Americans need to be able to trust that government officials are working in the best interest of the public – not abusing their positions for their own personal gain.Over the past few months, we’ve learned that officials at the Federal Reserve have been buying and selling individual stocks, at the same time as the Fed was taking extraordinary... Read More
  • October 22, 2021

    Today, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24. The number of suicides among children and teens has been going up for years now, and the pandemic only threatens to accelerate these alarming trends, and to make racial disparities even worse. It’s why I introduced the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means... Read More
  • October 15, 2021

    In March of last year, the pandemic forced theaters and concerts venues across the state of Ohio to halt shows and close doors, to stop the spread of the virus, leaving them without an operating budget for the next year and with an uncertain future.The American Rescue Plan that we passed this spring and that President Biden signed into law was a... Read More
  • October 08, 2021

    No matter how the energy sector evolves, Ohio workers will always be our greatest resource. It was mineworkers and steelworkers and other American workers in our great industrial unions who powered our economy and helped build our middle class.But for several decades now, a combination of market forces, foreign competition, government policy, and... Read More
  • October 04, 2021

    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene. Sheriff Greene knows firsthand the toll that fentanyl has taken on Ohioans in the Mahoning Valley and across the state, and the dangers the drug poses to first responders.It’s why I’m leading a bipartisan group of colleagues, including Senator Portman, to... Read More
  • September 24, 2021

    This week I had the opportunity to speak with Dorothy Gackstetter, from Graytown in Ottawa County. Ms. Gackstetter’s son, Scott, is developmentally disabled and relies on of Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits. Their family is currently being penalized for doing the right thing, because of outdated government rules.SSI is a program that... Read More
  • September 20, 2021

    The pandemic has revealed gaping holes and vulnerabilities in our supply chains – perhaps none more critical than our medical supply chain.Right now, the United States is dependent on other countries for a range of pharmaceutical products, including what are known as active pharmaceutical ingredients that are essential to making lifesaving generic... Read More
  • 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