Rob Portman

Congressman Tim Ryan faces off against author J.D. Vance for U.S. Senate seat

BY: - May 6, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ten candidates fought for the opportunity to run in the 2022 […]

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Ohio GOP Senate candidates ignore real issues facing Ohioans to put on repugnant political circus

BY: - March 29, 2022

Embarrassing doesn’t cover it. Offensive is better. The sad sacks duking it out (almost) to grab the crown in the Republican primary for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat have managed to insult just about every rational-thinking voter in the state. Good job, candidates, you’ve turned the GOP side of this race into a cheap side show […]

Timken touts Portman endorsement in three-stop campaign swing

BY: - March 7, 2022

At least 60 people packed themselves into a room that would feel full with 20 at Jane Timken’s campaign headquarters Friday. Good thing the former chair of the state GOP isn’t running for fire marshal. The crowd was an interesting mix of young and old. Many of the fresh-faced among them were campaign staffers sporting […]

Members of Congress from both parties urge tough sanctions on Russia

BY: , and - February 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to impose severe sanctions on Russia after the country declared a broad section of eastern Ukraine independent before sending troops into the region. Members of Congress appear unified, for the moment, that the most the United States should do is […]

Two U.S. Senate committees back Louisiana’s Shalanda Young as budget director

BY: - February 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Senate panels voted Wednesday to send the nomination of Louisiana native Shalanda Young for White House budget director to the floor, setting up a final confirmation vote for the Cabinet-level position. The Budget Committee voted 15-6 in the morning and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-6 in the […]

Louisiana’s Shalanda Young fields questions on Hyde amendment in OMB confirmation hearing

BY: - February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Louisiana native Shalanda Young on Tuesday moved one step closer to formally becoming the Biden administration’s top budget official, though it wasn’t immediately clear if she’d receive broad Republican support. Young, who became deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget in March, testified for hours before the Senate Homeland Security and […]

Ohio lands Intel’s next microchip factory

BY: - January 21, 2022

Ohio’s worst kept secret is out — Intel will soon break ground on a multi-billion dollar factory in Licking County to build the latest generation of computer chips. In recent weeks, local land annexations first reported by Cleveland.com indicated officials were getting the final few elements of an agreement in place before Friday’s announcement. At […]

J.D. Vance takes campaign to Delaware shooting range

BY: - January 18, 2022

J.D. Vance’s Delaware County campaign stop wasn’t exactly subtle. The Republican vying for a chance to succeed outgoing U.S. Senator Rob Portman hosted a town hall at Black Wing Shooting Center, a sprawling shooting range a few miles outside of downtown Delaware. Candidates on both sides of the aisle have been campaigning for months, crisscrossing […]

Campaign finance watchdog sues FEC over Ohio dark money group

BY: - January 11, 2022

Two years ago, the public watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a campaign finance complaint against an Ohio-based dark money group called Freedom Vote. Attorneys with the Federal Elections Commission investigated and demonstrated conclusively that those violations occurred. Open and shut case, right? This month CREW filed a new complaint — […]

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Portman refusal to stand up for voting rights will be a dark stain on his legacy

BY: - January 11, 2022

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King Jr. History could record U.S. Sen. Rob Portman as a pivotal player who stepped up when American democracy teetered […]

Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill: ‘America is moving again’

BY: , and - November 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a ceremony at the White House packed with some 800 supporters, heralding what he said was a “truly consequential” spending bill that will improve Americans’ day-to-day lives. But Democrats also emphasized that there is more to come — a […]

U.S. House sends $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature

BY: and - November 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill and took a major step toward passage of a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill late Friday, following months of wrangling between Democrats’ progressive and moderate wings. The votes marked a milestone in the marathon negotiations among members of the House […]