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Congessmen At Odds Over Minimum Wage Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Thursday vote of 231 to 199 with three not voting, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which looks to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, up from $7.25. Three Republicans voted in favor of the bill while six Democrats […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Thursday vote of 231 to 199 with three not voting, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which looks to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, up from $7.25. Three Republicans voted in favor of...

Ohio Senate Passes $69B State Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – The state’s two-year, $69 billion operating budget now awaits Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature after the state Senate yesterday passed Amended Substitute House Bill 166 on a 29-1 vote. “This budget was passed with strong bipartisan support, as both Republicans and Democrats recognized the need for new investment in key childhood and neighborhood […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – The state’s two-year, $69 billion operating budget now awaits Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature after the state Senate yesterday passed Amended Substitute House Bill 166 on a 29-1 vote. "This budget was passed with strong bipartisan support, as both Republicans and Democrats recognized the need for new investment...

Ryan Votes Against Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan voted against moving forward on impeachment Wednesday, but said he supports pursuing it through the appropriate channels sooner rather than later.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, joined a majority of Democrats voting along with Republicans to set aside the resolution, brought by U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-9 Texas, to impeach President […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan voted against moving forward on impeachment Wednesday, but said he supports pursuing it through the appropriate channels sooner rather than later.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, joined a majority of Democrats voting along with Republicans to set aside the resolution, brought by U.S. Rep. Al Green,...

Ryan Falls Way Behind in Q2 Fundraising Race, New Poll

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is falling far short of his competitors in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, both in terms of fundraising and poll numbers. And at this juncture, it appears that he will not qualify for the debates scheduled in September, when the Democratic National Committee requires 130,000 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is falling far short of his competitors in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, both in terms of fundraising and poll numbers. And at this juncture, it appears that he will not qualify for the debates scheduled in September, when the...

Gillibrand Seeks Clawbacks for Firms that Offshore Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposes clawing back tax breaks from companies that ship jobs overseas. Gillibrand, who represents New York and is among those seeking the Democratic nomination for president, fielded questions from about 30 local labor leaders, elected officials and activists Thursday afternoon during a roundtable at Cassese’s MVR. The campaign […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposes clawing back tax breaks from companies that ship jobs overseas. Gillibrand, who represents New York and is among those seeking the Democratic nomination for president, fielded questions from about 30 local labor leaders, elected officials and activists Thursday afternoon during a roundtable...

Portman, Brown Introducing ‘Buy America’ Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation to be introduced this week will give new incentive to ‘Build America, Buy America’. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are joining U.S. Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., in introducing legislation this week that applies ‘Buy America’ rules to all infrastructure and public works projects […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Legislation to be introduced this week will give new incentive to 'Build America, Buy America'. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are joining U.S. Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., in introducing legislation this week that applies 'Buy America' rules to all...

Mahoning County Added to FEMA Disaster Declaration

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mahoning County has been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance program due to flooding that occurred in late May. “Numerous families that have never had water issues before saw extreme flooding,” DeWine said. “I am pleased that FEMA acknowledges the flooding damage in Mahoning County and is stepping up […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mahoning County has been added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance program due to flooding that occurred in late May. “Numerous families that have never had water issues before saw extreme flooding,” DeWine said. “I am pleased that FEMA acknowledges the flooding damage in Mahoning...

DeWine Requests FEMA Aid After Flooding

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine has requested that Mahoning County be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration that provides aid to 10 counties hit by storms in late May. “The same storm system that spawned the tornadoes in the areas of Dayton, Trotwood, and Celina last month also dumped rain on parts of Mahoning […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine has requested that Mahoning County be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration that provides aid to 10 counties hit by storms in late May. “The same storm system that spawned the tornadoes in the areas of Dayton, Trotwood, and Celina last month also dumped...

Ryan Discusses Debate Performance, Court Rulings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said he’s satisfied with his performance during Wednesday night’s presidential debate. The Mahoning Valley congressman, who shared a Miami stage with nine other Democrats seeking their party’s nomination, dismissed criticisms of his performance and weighed in on two U.S. Supreme Court decisions during a phone interview Thursday afternoon. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said he's satisfied with his performance during Wednesday night’s presidential debate. The Mahoning Valley congressman, who shared a Miami stage with nine other Democrats seeking their party’s nomination, dismissed criticisms of his performance and weighed in on two U.S. Supreme Court decisions during...

Ryan Brings Up GM, Familiar Themes at Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan touched on several themes and topics familiar to the constituents of his congressional district – from the job losses in the Mahoning Valley to the need for social and emotional learning in schools – as he sought to define himself among the large field of candidates vying for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan touched on several themes and topics familiar to the constituents of his congressional district – from the job losses in the Mahoning Valley to the need for social and emotional learning in schools – as he sought to define himself among the large...