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May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Gibbs led a group of colleagues on a letter admonishing the Biden administration and pushing for a plan of action to help reduce the price of softwood lumber, currently seeing skyrocketing costs and hampering the building of new homes.

Partly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic the supply of softwood lumber has been dramatically disrupted and the price of lumber has increased 300% since the spring of 2020. The additional costs to homebuilding have added $36,000 to a new home construction price.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to reports about the American Rescue Plan potentially restricting states’ ability to set their own tax policy, Congressman Bob Gibbs led a group of Ohio members urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to ensure the Treasury Department does not interpret the law in any way that constrains states. A second letter was sent to Governor DeWine, Senate President Matt Huffman, and Speaker of the Ohio House.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The day after the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-07) reintroduced two bills to rein in the EPA and protect farmers, landowners, and businesses from overzealous bureaucrats.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bob Gibbs praised the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) $9 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Irishtown Bend Bulkhead Stabilization project to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). Gibbs advocated directly to Transportation Secretary Chao on behalf of the project, which will install steel sheeting as bulkheads to prevent erosion and collapse of the Irishtown Bend hillside into the Cuyahoga River.

After the announcement, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to protect small businesses from the excessive compliance costs of online sales tax collection, Congressman Bob Gibbs re-introduced legislation to set guidelines for states expanding their sales tax to non-nexus online sales.

The Protecting Small Business from Burdensome Compliance Costs Act will give small business out-of-state vendors the ability to remit any sales taxes to just one location per state. The bill will also require states to establish and publish what products are subject to sales tax.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - After being named to the conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

“­Every farm bill is important to America’s agriculture community, nutrition advocates, and those across the world who rely on a safe and stable food supply.  As we begin our conference with the Senate on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, we must remember how essential it is to our nation’s farmers and ranchers to deliver stability and certainty in national agriculture policy.

March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - For the seventh year in a row, Congressman Bob Gibbs was awarded the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. The Chamber’s prestigious award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on legislation important to the business community.

The U.S. Chamber noted Congressman Gibbs’ support of last year’s tax reform legislation, efforts to limit lawsuit abuse, and legislation increasing access to funding for small businesses and start-ups in its scores.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - After voting to approve the Conference Report for HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

September 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after voting for HR 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:

“Today’s legislation puts federal spending on a responsible path for Fiscal Year 2018. We are making the necessary investments in our military and military personnel, prohibiting the enforcement of Obamacare’s individual mandate, and continuing the prohibition of taxpayer dollars to be used for abortion procedures.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing their efforts to rein in Washington bureaucrats, the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act on Wednesday evening. The legislation increases transparency and encourages public input during the rulemaking process while giving American businesses time to prepare for major regulations if those rules are being challenged in court.

After voting in favor of H.R. 5, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement: