February 26, 2014 Press Release
I am pleased to hear that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded additional Dam Safety Assurance funding for the Bolivar Dam in Bolivar, Ohio. This dam is an integral part of a network of flood control infrastructure that protects communities in Eastern and South Eastern Ohio, located 13 miles upstream from the city of Dover, Ohio.
January 31, 2014 Columns
This past week the President addressed a joint session of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address and I was quite disappointed with his direction for the year. Congress was able to come together this year in the best interest of the American people by passing a budget, important appropriations bills and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) to name some of the bipartisan legislation.
January 29, 2014 Press Release
I am pleased to support my colleagues in the House by voting for the House-Senate Conference agreement on the Farm Bill today.
January 28, 2014 Press Release
“This evening the President addressed the nation regarding his plan for a ‘Year of Action’. Americans have many unanswered questions regarding unemployment, healthcare and how we can get our economy back on track."
January 15, 2014 Press Release
“It is an honor to nominate the following students for entry into the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Gibbs. “I wish them all the best as they continue to the application process. Thank you for your desire and dedication to serve our country.”
January 10, 2014 Columns
As a new year begins, hardworking Americans around the country are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. My colleagues and I in the House are working to get Washington out of the way, so that our economy can grow and Americans can get back to work.
December 19, 2013 Columns
As 2013 comes to a close and families come together to celebrate the holiday season, it is important that we take this time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments. It has been a busy year, but my colleagues in the House and I continue to work for you and your families to provide solutions that will put people back to work, spur economic growth, and give everyone a fair shot to improve their standard of living and quality of life. We have a lot of work left to do, but we remain dedicated to serving our constituents to the fullest.
December 13, 2013 Press Release
This agreement is a positive step forward. For the first time since I have been in Congress, we have begun to address our country’s mandatory spending problems, which accounts for two thirds of government spending. While discretionary spending is reviewed annually, Congress has previously failed to keep those spending cuts in place. Mandatory spending is on auto pilot and by cutting spending in this area we are able to reduce the deficit without further action by Congress.
December 12, 2013 Columns
Every day I receive emails, letters and phone calls from constituents on all topics that matter most to you. I also recently held a telephone town hall where the listeners were able to dictate what issues we discussed. The single most discussed issue through all forms of constituent communication has been your disgust with Obamacare.
November 20, 2013 Press Release
I am very pleased that we are here today to begin the conference committee process for the next Water Resources Development Act. Reaching an agreement between both chambers of Congress is vitally important to our nation’s economy and our global economic competitiveness for years to come.