WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are praising yesterday’s passage by the House of Representatives of House Resolution 351, Johnson’s legislation expediting the approval process of liquefied natural gas export permits. The legislation passed the House on a 277-133 vote.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Thursday announced members of his senior campaign team as he prepares for reelection, the same day a Cincinnati city councilman announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to unseat the senator.
P.G. Sittenfeld, also assistant director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati, said he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Portman in 2016.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, spent Wednesday speaking to elected officials here and in Lisbon about making sure the contractors pay their laborers prevailing wage, regardless of whether they belong to a union and that such payments are documented.
Crane began his day in Lisbon addressing Columbiana County commissioners and ended it speaking to City Council.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, says awarding trade promotion authority, commonly known as "fast track," to President Barack Obama increases the risk of this country negotiating international trade agreements that are bad for American workers and middle-class families.
"I know that the president has good intentions," Ryan said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. "But we believe that as some of these big corporations get into these countries, they’re going to take advantage of the deal to send more of our jobs overseas."
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- President Obama’s critics say he did not appear to recognize the new political reality in Washington last night during his first State of the Union Address before a Congress now controlled by Republicans.
That new reality was made apparent to Obama when his acknowledgement that he had “no more campaigns to run” was met with applause.
“I know because I’ve won both of them,” he retorted, a reminder to opponents that he remains in office despite the results of the 2014 midterms.
- Ryan Joins AFL-CIO Chief in Opposing Fast Track - January 22, 2015
- Rep's Reaction to Speech: ‘President Blew Opportunity’ - January 21, 2015
- Flattering Ryan Profile Draws Breitbart Ridicule - January 20, 2015
- 'Most Intriguing People': Ralph Meacham - January 16, 2015
- Ryan Expects Decision on Senate Race by Spring - January 13, 2015
- Ryan Joins Opposition to Fast-Track for Trade Pacts - January 9, 2015
- Portman Re-election Campaign Reports $5.8M Cash on Hand - January 8, 2015
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