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U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs met with Richland County Chamber of Commerce members Monday to talk about upcoming legislation and local officials’ concerns. Gibbs, a Republican representing Ohio’s newly aligned 7th Congressional District, is just one of many elected officials to attend the chamber’s “Meet the Members” luncheons.
Last week, President Obama rolled out his climate change plan in a speech at Georgetown University. His initiative, which includes halting the Keystone XL Pipeline project and making cuts to coal energy, will wipe out American jobs and raise electricity bills for hardworking American families across the country. President Obama needs to recognize that maintaining reliable and affordable energy is not something that just happens.
I recently had the opportunity to meet the young entrepreneurs representing Stark County at the Junior Achievement Company of the Year competition in Washington, D.C. It is inspiring to see Junior Achievement helping young people to foster business skills at such a young age.
Rep. Bob Gibbs isn’t shy about telling the regulation-happy Environmental Protection Agency to back off. And he hasn’t held back in telling the Army Corps of Engineers it needs to speed up studies and approvals of port dredgings, dams and other crucial water projects.
"That's probably the best part about this job -- getting an opportunity to go out and meet people and see things that you wouldn't see otherwise," says Gibbs.
As House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders plan their version of a Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, it's clear they want the bill to include provisions to accelerate Army Corps of Engineers civil-works project reviews. The WRDA the Senate passed on May 15 already includes language that aims to move projects faster through reviews.
Football greats including Lynn Swann from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers and Steve Largent of the Seattle Seahawks kicked off a legislative initiative on Tuesday that would allow the U.S. Mint to sell gold and silver commemorative coins whose sales would benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sen. Rob Portman and GOP Reps. Bob Gibbs and Jim Renacci plan a press conference Tuesday in Washington with Hall of Fame players running back Floyd Little, wide receiver Lynn Swann, tight end Kellen Winslow Sr. and wide receiver Steve Largent.
In the wake of the recent tornado in Moore, Okla., 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.
Even though we collectively acknowledge that political scandals can and will occur, it doesn’t make it any easier to stomach when we witness corruption and misuse of authority. And recently there have been several reports of alleged wrongdoing by the Obama Administration.