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Government: Obama Outlines Strategy; Ohio Republicans Unimpressed | December 7, 2015

Obama Outlines Strategy; Ohio Republicans Unimpressed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Republicans sharply criticized President Obama’s speech Sunday night that outlined the U.S. strategy for addressing terrorism in the wake of the San Bernardino and Paris attacks. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, characterized the president’s strategy as “fundamentally flawed,” one that “treated ISIS as a JV team.” He called on the administration […]

Government: Chamber Explains Requests for $5,000 Lobbying Fees | December 4, 2015

Chamber Explains Requests for $5,000 Lobbying Fees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber initiative to advocate for state dollars to support Mahoning Valley arts organizations predated its role in ranking state capital funds requests, chamber officials say. That advocacy, for which the chamber sought $5,000 apiece from each of the arts groups seeking state money, prompted six state legislators Thursday […]

Government: Ryan Breaks with Party to Support Refugee Bill | November 20, 2015

Ryan Breaks with Party to Support Refugee Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says legislation to strengthen the screening process for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in the United States will strengthen the existing system. Authored in the aftermath of last Friday’s coordinated attacks in Paris, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday on the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act […]