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.
November 15, 2013 Press Release
"I am pleased to be named to the conference committee for Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2013. As Subcommittee Chairman for Water Resources and Environment, WRRDA falls under my jurisdiction."
November 14, 2013 Press Release
I am excited to announce the opening of another office for Ohio’s 7th district in Canton, Ohio. It is important to me that the constituents are able to have access to as many constituent services as possible and are able to connect with their elected official on a regular basis. This office will serve as another hub throughout the 7th District that constituents can use to voice their concerns.
November 14, 2013 Columns
This week the administration along with the media are starting to see the harmful effects of Obamacare in our country. I have been hearing from many families who have had their health care plans cancelled and more stories continue to flood my office. This week it seems that the back room deals the administration has been hiding about this harmful law has seen the light of day. Whether it’s the less than satisfactory testimony of the Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius or the astoundingly low numbers of Americans who have signed up for Obamacare, the law continues to fail.
November 8, 2013 Press Release
“After reviewing the detailed report issued by the GAO it is evident that the EPA does not have adequate management and assessment measures in place to determine if projects aimed at improving the health of the Great Lakes region are actually working."
November 7, 2013 Columns
Remember when President Obama repeatedly made the promise to millions of Americans that, ‘If you like your current healthcare plan, you can keep it?’ Turns out, this can go on the long list of broken promises the President has made to the American people.
October 31, 2013 Columns
This month, media reports suggested that Congress had never been more broken and bipartisanship was extinct. Talking heads told us the 535 lawmakers in Washington are bitterly split along party lines and completely dysfunctional. But a little-known bill dealing with critical national issues passed out of the House of Representatives last week on a vote of 417-3, proving that Congress can get the job done. It just takes hard work and a willingness to find common sense solutions.