On January 15th I sent a letter to Governor John Kasich on the importance of improving and maintaining Northeast Ohio’s transportation infrastructure. After hearing the concerns of my constituents that Northeast Ohio was not properly recognized in the original draft plan, I am pleased that ODOT has adopted the recommendations contained in my letter.
I am pleased to support my colleagues in the House by voting for the House-Senate Conference agreement on the Farm Bill today.
“This evening the President addressed the nation regarding his plan for a ‘Year of Action’. Americans have many unanswered questions regarding unemployment, healthcare and how we can get our economy back on track."
“It is an honor to nominate the following students for entry into the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Gibbs. “I wish them all the best as they continue to the application process. Thank you for your desire and dedication to serve our country.”
This agreement is a positive step forward. For the first time since I have been in Congress, we have begun to address our country’s mandatory spending problems, which accounts for two thirds of government spending. While discretionary spending is reviewed annually, Congress has previously failed to keep those spending cuts in place. Mandatory spending is on auto pilot and by cutting spending in this area we are able to reduce the deficit without further action by Congress.
I am very pleased that we are here today to begin the conference committee process for the next Water Resources Development Act. Reaching an agreement between both chambers of Congress is vitally important to our nation’s economy and our global economic competitiveness for years to come.
"I am pleased to be named to the conference committee for Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2013. As Subcommittee Chairman for Water Resources and Environment, WRRDA falls under my jurisdiction."
I am excited to announce the opening of another office for Ohio’s 7th district in Canton, Ohio. It is important to me that the constituents are able to have access to as many constituent services as possible and are able to connect with their elected official on a regular basis. This office will serve as another hub throughout the 7th District that constituents can use to voice their concerns.
“After reviewing the detailed report issued by the GAO it is evident that the EPA does not have adequate management and assessment measures in place to determine if projects aimed at improving the health of the Great Lakes region are actually working."
“It seems to be a rarity these days when two members of Congress from different political parties are able to come together on an important issue such as the Farm Bill, but we have found common ground. We believe the farm bill conference must produce a bill that provides common sense, market-based resources that ensure economic stability for farmers and savings for taxpayers.”