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May 23, 2014 Columns
This week the partisan gridlock paused for a moment when the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 was debated on the House floor. The WRRDA Conference Report passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, with a final vote of 412-4. This little known bill dealing with critical national issues passed out of the House proving that Congress can get the job done.
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May 20, 2014 Press Release
“I am pleased that WRRDA will continue to be an example of strong bipartisanship between the House and Senate. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act will not only improve our nation’s economic competitiveness as a whole, but also ensure that the Great Lakes maritime network is treated as a unique system when determining project priorities.
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May 15, 2014 Press Release
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act will not only improve our nation’s economic competitiveness as a whole, but also ensure that the Great Lakes maritime network is treated as a unique system when determining project priorities.
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May 9, 2014 Press Release
I am pleased that we are able to deliver a strong bipartisan bill that will streamline the project delivery process and provide for continued maintenance and construction of critically-important water infrastructure.
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May 9, 2014 Press Release
I would like to congratulate all six of the nominees on their acceptance to the United States Service Academies.
May 9, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Gibbs announced Trevor Poole, a junior from Dover High School, as the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Trevor’s art work titled, “Corporal Poole” is a portrait of his father.
May 2, 2014 Press Release
“It has been almost two years since four innocent Americans lost their lives as the result of our government’s tragic disregard for our foreign officers’ safety. We must hold someone accountable to ensure this never happens again."
May 2, 2014 Press Release
“As of April 1st, there are 14,505 claims pending and 8,094 are considered backlogged in Ohio. When our veterans have to wait years for the benefits they have earned or are even denied the medical care they need, we fail our veterans and our country."
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May 1, 2014 Columns
As each week passes we are learning more about the inexcusable backlog within the Veterans Affairs agency. We must reduce the VA backlog and hold those within the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for their actions. This week my colleagues and I passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2015. This bill will help to boost essential Veterans programs and fulfill our moral and legal obligation to them.
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April 23, 2014 Press Release
After weeks of working with both the Ohio EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I am pleased with the decision that has been made regarding the Cleveland Harbor.
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