Speaker McCarthy, GOP Colleagues to Visit Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will visit a Columbiana County well pad and energy facility Thursday afternoon as part of a tour of Ohio, his office announced Wednesday.

McCarthy will be joined by both U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-6th, and David Joyce, R-14th, whose districts cover sections of the Mahoning Valley. Also joining McCarthy on the visit, which will be followed by a news conference, are two more GOP congressmen representing Ohio districts, U.S. Reps. Troy Balderson, R-12th, and Max Miller, R-7th.  

McCarthy, a California Republican representing the state’s 20th congressional district, became speaker of the House of Representatives after the GOP claimed a narrow majority in the 2022 general election.

According to the news release announcing the visit, the congressmen will discuss House Resolution 1, also known as the Lower Energy Costs Act, and permitting changes enacted in the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

“The members will hear firsthand from energy industry leaders about the need to increase energy production, rein in bureaucratic red tape and level the playing field so that the United States can compete against China,” the release said.

The news conference, which The Business Journal will livestream, is scheduled to start at 2:45 p.m.

Pictured at top: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-California, walks with reporters after votes in the House at the Capitol in Washington on June 22, 2023. (AP Photo | J. Scott Applewhite)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.