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How Congress will attempt the biggest expansion of U.S. social programs since FDR

BY: and - August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate this week passed a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and an even larger budget blueprint that would pave the way for historic changes in U.S. health, education, climate and tax policies. The two measures are roped to each other, reflecting Democrats’ strategy to pass what could be bipartisan with Republicans — […]

Poll: Most Ohioans support a bipartisan infrastructure package. Will it get done?

BY: - July 28, 2021

A majority of Ohioans support a bipartisan infrastructure package being considered in Washington, D.C., according to a new poll commissioned and touted by a state environmental group. Around half of the 800 Ohioans polled offered support for the infrastructure bill, with approval rising to 64% after hearing some of the specific proposals in it, such […]

Ohio troopers head into Texas political maelstrom

BY: - July 16, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and six other Republican governors are sending state troopers to the border at the request of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, also a Republican, amid a chaotic political situation.

Vote expected soon on expanding regulation on toxic chemicals in drinking water

BY: - July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and Biden administration officials at a conference on Wednesday outlined how they’re attempting to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, including an upcoming vote  in the U.S. House of Representatives. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, a former top environmental official in North Carolina, said the agency is currently in the […]

Biden meets with Whaley, other mayors and governors on infrastructure package

BY: - July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden met with a group of governors and mayors on Wednesday as he seeks to build support for a massive federal infrastructure package awaiting action from Congress. Among the state and local leaders meeting with Biden was Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor. Others joining Biden in […]

Proposal made to expand veterans’ free access to all national parks

BY: - July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa testified Tuesday before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing in support of bipartisan legislation that would give veterans and Gold Star families free lifetime access to national parks and public federal lands. “No one is more worthy of experiencing open access to the incredible places that these […]

State lawmakers Peterson, Stewart to run for open Congressional seat

BY: - April 22, 2021

Two Republican state lawmakers have announced plans to campaign for a congressional seat that will soon be left vacant by the departure of U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers. Sen. Bob Peterson, R-Washington Court House, and Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Ashville, will both vie for the Republican nomination for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Stivers, an Upper Arlington Republican, […]

Ohio ‘militia’ members planned Capitol violence in November, prosecutors say

BY: - January 29, 2021

Members of an unregulated Ohio militia began plotting a violent attempt to overturn the presidential election just days after cable networks first projected President Joe Biden had won, federal prosecutors say. A grand jury handed up indictments against three people Wednesday, including Jessica Watkins, 38, and Donovan Crowl, 50, two members of the self-described “Ohio […]

Ohio man joins raid on U.S. Capitol: ‘I shouldn’t have kicked in the window’

BY: - January 14, 2021

An Ohio man kicked in an reinforced window shutter at the U.S. Capitol during a seditious mob raid on Congress last week, footage shows. Troy Faulkner can be clearly seen on the exterior of the Capitol in a “Faulkner Painting” sweatshirt bearing the company phone number. Footage shows him successfully kicking the shutter in after […]

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill—and what’s out

BY: and - December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Here is a look at the specifics in Congress’ bipartisan emergency relief bill intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say it includes: DIRECT CHECKS —$166 billion in another round of economic impact payments that will go directly to Americans. —$600 stimulus checks for individuals that […]

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks drag on

BY: - December 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week to negotiate a coronavirus relief package. In an overwhelming 343-67 vote, House members backed the stopgap, which would extend fiscal 2021 funding until Dec. 18 while talks continue on […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday and stretches into this week, covering their office budgets, how to hire […]