April 4, 2014 Columns
Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and the further piling up of regulations continues to hold them down. Obamacare was only the beginning of those regulations, now the President would like to drop the 40-hour work week down to a 30-hour work week. Each new rule the Administration pushes out has an effect on the 7th district of Ohio and around the country in a negative way.
March 28, 2014 Columns
Anniversaries are typically thought of as a celebration and a time when people come together to celebrate success or good fortune. March 23rd marked the fourth anniversary of Obamacare and this was no cause for celebration. Rather, it was a stark reminder of how this law has made life harder for the majority of Americans.
I introduced H.R. 935 to clarify Congressional intent regarding how the use of pesticides in or near waters should be regulated. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (also known as “FIFRA”) has long been the Federal regulatory statute that governs the sale and use of pesticides in the United States, not the Clean Water Act. In fact, FIFRA has regulated pesticide use long before the enactment of the Clean Water Act.
March 7, 2014 Columns
If there is one thing every American family can agree on, it’s that they all depend on a budget that fits their family’s needs. They know how much money they can spend for the week, month, and year on gas, groceries, utilities, and living expenses.
March 7, 2014 Press Release
On January 15th I sent a letter to Governor John Kasich on the importance of improving and maintaining Northeast Ohio’s transportation infrastructure. After hearing the concerns of my constituents that Northeast Ohio was not properly recognized in the original draft plan, I am pleased that ODOT has adopted the recommendations contained in my letter.
Washington, DC - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) today expressed deep concerns over the Administration’s recent push to dramatically expand federal jurisdiction over waters and wet areas in the United States.
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."