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It’s raining ‘forever chemicals’ in Cleveland. What’s being done to make Ohio water safe?

BY: - June 25, 2021

In April of this year, scientists decided to measure the healthiness of the rainwater falling over the Midwest. One of the places they measured was Cleveland, Ohio. The rain that fell on Cleveland this spring contained a surprisingly high amount of toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to scientists at the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition […]

Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP opposition

BY: - June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate floor by Democrats Tuesday night. In a party-line 50-50 vote, the Democratic measure, S.1, titled the For the People Act, did not reach the 60-vote threshold required to end a filibuster and […]

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

BY: - March 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the retirement plans of millions of union members. The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore […]

U.S. Senate hears from Ohio on the need for economic relief, minimum wage boost

BY: - February 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — In anticipation of U.S. House votes on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Sen. Sherrod Brown held a Thursday hearing heavy on Ohio witnesses who stressed the urgent need for help at the grassroots. Brown, an Ohio Democrat who chairs the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, said that the […]

Senate Banking advances Fudge nomination to lead HUD

BY: - February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced to the full Senate the nomination of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The committee’s chair, Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, said he’s confident that Fudge will work to address the housing crisis and prevent […]

Republicans press HUD nominee Fudge for saying they ‘have no decency’

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development faced questions from Republicans about her past comments critical of their party during her confirmation hearing Thursday. U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat who represents Ohio’s 11th District, pledged to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that if […]

Hawley pushes ethics probe of U.S. Senate Democrats who filed complaint against him

BY: - January 26, 2021

WASHINGTON—Seven U.S. Senate Democrats urged the chamber’s ethics panel to investigate Sen. Josh Hawley’s role in the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol, and the Missouri Republican is now asking the committee to do the same. In a Monday letter, Hawley argued that the seven Democrats filed an improper complaint last week against him and Sen. Ted Cruz […]

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Hawley

BY: - January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday  urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. 6 […]

How Trump could quickly be removed from office using the 25th Amendment

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. Democratic Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Thursday called for invocation of the 25th Amendment to hold the president accountable for Wednesday’s riots. “The cabinet […]

New pandemic relief proposal rolled out by bipartisan group in Congress

BY: - December 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments and fund programs such as unemployment and rental assistance that are set to expire later this month. In a Tuesday press conference, lawmakers unveiled a four-month, $908 billion proposal […]

Trump swipe at DeWine follows year of campaign support, COVID-19 praise

BY: - November 17, 2020

A year of Gov. Mike DeWine defending the president’s pandemic response and supporting his reelection effort was undone by a brief acknowledgment of reality on cable TV. To President Donald Trump, one comment is all it takes for someone to go from political ally to persona non grata. On Sunday, DeWine said on CNN that […]

Mailbag: Can Rob Portman be defeated in 2022?

BY: - November 12, 2020

Every season is election season, and it’s time for another Mailbag: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Do you think U.S. Sen. Rob Portman can be defeated in 2022? – @Meg_Jewell2, on Twitter. Answer: Anybody can be beat, but his seat will be a tough get […]