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Government: Trump Budget Draws Reaction from Inside, Outside Congress | May 24, 2017

Trump Budget Draws Reaction from Inside, Outside Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson said Tuesday he will not be a “rubber stamp for any proposal from the White House” following the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget. Although broadly supportive of Trump’s priorities, Johnson, R-6 Ohio, pledged to do “everything in [his] power” to ensure that the Appalachian Regional […]

Government: Ohio House Suspends Hearings on Nuclear Plant Bailout | May 19, 2017

Ohio House Suspends Hearings on Nuclear Plant Bailout

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio House of Representative’s decision to suspend hearings on legislation that would allow FirstEnergy Solutions to charge higher rates to subsidize its nuclear power plants is a positive development for consumers and the Mahoning Valley, Mayor Arno Hill said Thursday. “This is nothing but a bailout, plain and simple,” Hill said […]

Government: Senators, Congressmen Weigh in on Mueller Appointment | May 18, 2017

Senators, Congressmen Weigh in on Mueller Appointment

WASHINGTON – Ohio’s two U.S. senators and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan issued statements in support of the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to head the agency’s investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Pressure  increased to appoint an independent investigator following President Donald Trump’s firing last week of Mueller’s successor […]

Government: Brown, Ryan Reiterate Call for Special Prosecutor | May 16, 2017

Brown, Ryan Reiterate Call for Special Prosecutor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan reiterated their calls Monday for a special prosecutor to look into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. Brown, D-Ohio, said Republican senators are “grumbling,” although unwilling to speak publicly, about what’s happening in Washington, including President Donald Trump’s firing last week of […]