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.
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, held a hearing today to examine the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and priorities for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
May 22, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs has been presented with the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) ‘Soy Champion Award.’ The Award, which is given biannually, is presented to Members of Congress who demonstrate outstanding advocacy for soybean farmers and soybean-related issues on Capitol Hill.
May 17, 2013 Washington Does Not Like Me Very Much
One of the primary reasons our Constitution and form of government have survived for more than 200 years has been our nation’s ardent belief that politicians and bureaucrats must be held accountable for their actions. As Abraham Lincoln remarked in his Gettysburg Address, Americans must ensure that “government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
May 16, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, at a House Agriculture Committee Markup.