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Intel breaks ground at “Silicon Heartland” in Licking County

BY: - September 12, 2022

White tents sprung up like mushrooms Friday on the dusty patch of dirt where Intel is building two microchip factories. Returning to a line from his last state of the union address, President Biden called it a “field of dreams” serving notice that “the industrial Midwest is back.” “Since I took office, our economy has […]

COMMENTARY

Oncology patients at serious risk with Congress’ drug pricing plan

BY: - August 5, 2022

As Congress works to lower health care costs, we reach a critical point in our nation’s debate over what consumers must pay for prescription medicines. The current Senate budget reconciliation package is hyper-focused on bringing down drug prices. Unfortunately, the legislation is short-sighted, and ignores a key remedy that would help lower out-of-pocket costs for […]

Record rent increases, low wages are driving an eviction crisis, U.S. Senate panel told

BY: - August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — Witnesses in a Tuesday hearing detailed to a U.S. Senate committee how investors and stagnant wages are driving an eviction and housing crisis across the U.S. The chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, said that families are being priced out of buying homes, and rising […]

‘These people don’t care’: U.S. Senate GOP stalls bill for veterans exposed to burn pits

BY: - July 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — Veterans and their advocates gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday for what was supposed to be a celebration, one day after a crucial Senate vote on bipartisan legislation that would expand health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to burn pits during their deployments. The gathering instead became a forum […]

Ohio gets one step closer to creating thousands of jobs, making billions thanks to CHIPS Act

BY: - July 25, 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.   The multi-billion dollar project in Ohio to revitalize the country’s supply […]

U.S. House passes bill expanding health care, benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits

BY: - July 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday to expand health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits overseas, sending the package back to the U.S. Senate after making a minor change. Senators, who broadly support the landmark package led by Montana Sen. Jon Tester and Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, […]

Biden touts pension rescue, economic agenda in Cleveland

BY: - July 7, 2022

“We turned a promise broken into a promise kept,” Joe Biden told a crowd of union workers in Cleveland Wednesday. The president’s visit offered a victory lap for provisions in his American Rescue Plan, or ARPA, that will keep a number of multi-employer pension plans from becoming insolvent. According to the Biden administration, that legislation […]

U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights

BY: - June 28, 2022

Most of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden pressing him to “take immediate action” to protect abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The one-page letter, led by Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington and […]

COMMENTARY

Ohioan advocating for veterans suffering from toxic military exposure on cusp of victory in Congress

BY: - June 28, 2022

The little engine that could lives in northeast Ohio. It chugs away in the form of a 65-year-old retired UAW worker who, after multiple setbacks, finally surmounted Capitol Hill. It was an improbable legislative odyssey for Susan Weber Zeier of Sandusky, who confided the whole experience was almost surreal.  On the cusp of long-awaited victory […]

A weekend of protests in Columbus following Dobbs decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Over the weekend protesters rallied in demonstrations large and small voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Saturday afternoon a couple dozen people gathered near the end of a sleepy street in Beechwold. Demonstrators brought bullhorns, pots and pans, even a vuvuzela, and organizers handed out pamphlets describing what […]

Sen. Brown touts bipartisan firearms bill, other legislative progress

BY: - June 24, 2022

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted quick passage for a bipartisan gun reform package negotiated by his colleagues in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. “We will pass the bill tonight or tomorrow,” Brown said Thursday. “We will get it. The House will pass it, I assume, quickly, and we will get it to the […]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits edges toward passage

BY: - June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is set to approve a sweeping bill in the coming days steered by the bipartisan duo of Montana’s Jon Tester and Kansas’ Jerry Moran that would expand health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits overseas — though a few final details linger. Democrats and Republicans on Capitol […]