August 15, 2013 Columns
When people think of the American dream, it often includes a full time job to pay the bills and support your family. Someday, you may even own your own small business. I was a small business owner and understand the struggles many are going through with the tough economic times and the uncertainty coming out of Washington. The last thing hardworking Americans need is to have their employers cut back their hours because of harmful healthcare laws coming from the President.
August 1, 2013 Columns
It seems that every morning when you turn on the news, a new case of government abuse has surfaced. These past few months have been laden with abuse by government bureaucrats from agencies across the board in Washington. Instead of just sweeping these problems under the rug, my colleagues and I are fighting to keep your rights protected and we are committed to responsible oversight of government operations. When these officials abuse their power they are wasting American tax dollars and should be held accountable.
July 31, 2013 Press Release
“Knox County Airport will benefit greatly from this funding because they will be able to complete a project that will continue to help the airport along with the areas small businesses that frequent this transportation hub so often.”
July 26, 2013 Columns
Hoping to restart a failing domestic agenda, President Obama recently gave a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois which focused on the economy and jobs. White House press secretary Jay Carney billed this as a chance for the President to get away from “phony scandals” being pushed in Washington. However, instead of offering fresh ideas on how to restart the economy, the President gave another campaign style speech with no real substance. The President even doubled down on Carney’s statement by blaming an endless parade of distractions and phony scandals for his sagging approval ratings
July 25, 2013 Press Release
On Monday July 22, 2013 Gov. Kasich unveiled his Jobs and Transportation Plan that includes a $3 billion investment over the next several years in Ohio’s infrastructure.
July 19, 2013 Columns
In typical Washington fashion, everything from healthcare to education is given a one-size-fits-all band-aid that never addresses the real problem. However, this week, the House passed the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), which rids our education system of the generic and unrealistic policies that are currently in place.
July 17, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, which passed the House on July 17, 2013.
July 11, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, which passed the House by a vote count of 216-208.
July 11, 2013 Columns
It comes as no surprise that the Obama Administration decided to quietly let the American people know that another wheel has fallen off the train wreck known as Obamacare during the July 4th holiday. By delaying for one year the provision requiring companies with over 50 employees to provide healthcare, the President has admitted his healthcare bill is unaffordable and crippling to small businesses.
July 3, 2013 Columns
Democrats and Republicans agree that our immigration system is broken. I, along with my Republican colleagues in the House, stand firm in arguing that securing our borders is the most important priority of any reform plan. We need reforms that not only enforce current laws, but also ensure that we have secured our borders. We must also implement visa reforms that make it extremely difficult to overstay a visa. Approximately 40% of the illegal immigrants in our country have overstayed their visas, and that is unacceptable.