June 26, 2013 Columns
This June, we celebrated the 50th annual National Small Business Week, during which we recognized the critical role small businesses play in the vitality of our economy. America’s small businesses fuel our economy as vital job creators, and it is important to recognize the necessity of the contributions they make every day to our local communities and economies.
June 13, 2013 Columns
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – Washington is broken. If the last few weeks of the Administration’s scandals aren’t example enough of a lack of leadership, look no further than the appropriations process of Congress. As you know, appropriation is a fancy term for spending money. Congress must appropriate money to fund priorities like national defense, agriculture, transportation and other government programs.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame represents the best in professional football by honoring the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport, preserving the history of the game, and promoting the positive values of the sport. Canton, Ohio is the proud birthplace of pro football, as the American Professional Football League, which later became the NFL, was founded there in 1920. The Buckeye State claims 23 Hall of Famers who played for the Bengals and Browns.
June 7, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the latest June 2013 unemployment report.
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and U.S. Congressmen Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) and Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7) will join members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to push for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act in advance of the Hall’s 50th anniversary in September.
June 6, 2013 Columns
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 4.4 million Americans have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. What’s more, the vast majority of graduating seniors in college are hoping to enter the workforce while they are strapped with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. These startling facts result from policies implemented in Washington that erode certainty and private sector confidence, preventing our economy from growing.
June 5, 2013 Press Release
On June 5, 2013, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Gibbs held a hearing to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Reports, the process the Corps undertakes to develop these projects, and some of the steps the Corps is carrying out internally to accelerate the process.
May 30, 2013 Columns
In light of Memorial Day, I would like to take this opportunity to shed light on a very serious problem we are presently having in Ohio and throughout the country regarding the amount of time our veterans are forced to wait to receive the medical benefits they need. It has come to my attention that many veterans are waiting over a year for their disability claims to be processed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and that is inexcusable.
May 23, 2013 Columns
In the wake of the recent tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, it is important that we all take time to reflect on this tragedy. While the city of Moore begins to rebuild, Americans rally together to bring supplies and prayers to those affected by the tornado.
May 23, 2013 Press Release
The House passed H.R. 3, the “Northern Route Approval Act,” which eliminates the need for the President’s approval to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the passage of the bill.