Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Economy and Jobs

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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:

December 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, the House passed legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects critical to economic growth and environmental rehabilitation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, passed with bipartisan support, makes critical improvements to America’s ports, channels, locks, dams, and other infrastructure.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s (OGR) report on the Politicization of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, made the following statement:

September 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing the concerns from local governments regarding the costs and environmental benefits of Clean Water Act mandates, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment introduced the Water Quality Improvement Act of 2016 today. This legislation codifies EPA’s Integrated Planning Process, provides cities, municipalities and local governments long-term flexibility in achieving the goals of providing clean water for residents.

July 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Facing scrutiny over evidence of fraud and poor management, federal officials overseeing the food stamp program were questioned by Congressman Bob Gibbs and his colleagues in an Agriculture Committee hearing this morning.  Following an audit and report by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost detailing issues that indicate potential fraud and policies that lead to excessive card balances, Gibbs thanked Yost for his work in identifying ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be reformed to guarantee those who truly need assistance are the ones receiving it. 

May 31, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in favor of landowners and private property rights, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

April 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Protecting the ecology and economy of Lake Erie and Northern Ohio got a much-needed boost after the House passed legislation to officially authorize a program that brings together stakeholders to protect the Great Lakes system.  The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act enhances efforts to protect Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, and now heads to the Senate for consideration.