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September 12, 2013 Columns
The strength of the American economy is an issue that lies at the forefront of all of our minds over the past few months, whether it’s from reading dismal jobs reports or hearing about the overregulation placed on businesses, our economy is hurting. Another factor many people don’t realize is that our transportation and infrastructure directly affect our nation’s economy. Whether it is roads to drive on or waterways to ship our exports; safe and reliable transportation throughout our country makes us globally competitive.
September 11, 2013 Press Release
“It is hard to believe that it has now been over a decade since the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks shook our nation and altered the lives many forever."
September 11, 2013 Press Release
“For the first time since 2007, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will look to pass a Water Resources Development Act."
September 6, 2013 Columns
Throughout the month of August, Congress is not in Washington which provides an opportunity for me to spend time back in the district. When I am in the district my days usually start with meetings and visits with constituents and businesses. Through the multiple town halls I have held throughout the district, to my visits to county fairs and numerous other functions I was able to touch base with many of you face to face on issues affecting you and your family.
September 4, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement regarding the evolving situation in Syria.
August 22, 2013 Columns
I have had the opportunity to host three town halls and tour many small businesses while I have been back in the district this month. I always enjoy these opportunities to speak with the constituents of the 7th district because there is so much innovation and hard work coming from our area. I have been hearing from many of you and there is a resonating message that everyone seems to share: the regulations coming out of Washington are making it harder for our businesses to grow and its hurting American families. The regulations that are brought down upon American businesses directly affects you and your families and I am fighting in Washington to end them.
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