Press Releases

Mar 13, 2014

Congressman Gibbs’ Bill H.R. 935, The “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act” Passes Unanimously Out of Committee

I introduced H.R. 935 to clarify Congressional intent regarding how the use of pesticides in or near waters should be regulated. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (also known as “FIFRA”) has long been the Federal regulatory statute that governs the sale and use of pesticides in the United States, not the Clean Water Act. In fact, FIFRA has regulated pesticide use long before the enactment of the Clean Water Act.

Mar 7, 2014

Congressman Gibbs Applauds ODOT’s Access Ohio 2040 Transportation Plan

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.

Mar 5, 2014

Shuster, Gibbs Concerned about Imperial Presidency & Administration’s Desire to Expand Federal Regulatory Authority Over Water

Washington, DC - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) today expressed deep concerns over the Administration’s recent push to dramatically expand federal jurisdiction over waters and wet areas in the United States.

Feb 26, 2014

Congressman Bob Gibbs Statement On Bolivar Dam Funding

I am pleased to hear that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded additional Dam Safety Assurance funding for the Bolivar Dam in Bolivar, Ohio. This dam is an integral part of a network of flood control infrastructure that protects communities in Eastern and South Eastern Ohio, located 13 miles upstream from the city of Dover, Ohio.

Jan 29, 2014

Congressman Bob Gibbs Statement on passage of the Farm Bill

I am pleased to support my colleagues in the House by voting for the House-Senate Conference agreement on the Farm Bill today.

Jan 28, 2014

Congressman Bob Gibbs Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

“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."

Jan 15, 2014

Congressman Bob Gibbs Announces Military Academy Nominees

“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.”

Dec 13, 2013

Congressman Bob Gibbs Statement Regarding the Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

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.

Nov 20, 2013

Congressman Bob Gibbs Opening Remarks from House-Senate Conference Meeting on WRRDA

Issues: Transportation

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.

Nov 15, 2013

Congressman Bob Gibbs Named to Conference Committee for WRRDA 2013

Issues: Transportation

"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."